Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

I am married to the woman Solomon highlighted in Proverbs 31. Lori is an incredible wife and mother to Trey and Kassady. Lori is a mother who instills biblical precepts in our children by intentional teaching and by modeling them in her everyday walk. She is practical, yet sensitive. She mothers, but doesn't smother the kids. Lori allows Trey and Kassady to experience life, even its bumps and bruises, but is always there with the band-aid, the hug, a hand to tousle the hair, the words that take the sting out of the hurt. I'm blessed. Lori, I love you. Thanks for being my kids' Mom.

Dottie Rambo

My heart is sad this afternoon after hearing the news of Dottie Rambo's tragic accident. While I never had the privilege of meeting Dottie, I was ministered to by her prolific songwriting. I have sung Rambo's songs as long as I can remember. One of my favorites is "Sheltered in the Arms of God". My college quartet sang this song a couple of years back in the late 90s. There's a line in the second verse that says "I'll fall asleep and wake in God's new Heaven, sheltered safe within the arms of God." From the sounds of it, that's what happened. Dottie and her prodigious talent will be missed. The legacy she left through her inspired lyrics will always be with us.