Sunday, November 15, 2009

You cannot experience the depth of your spiritual account until you access it in the breadth of your life circumstance.

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Happy 75th!

Today is my father's 75th birthday! He is a son of an alcoholic. He was in the mentally challenged classes until the 7th grade when he was diagnosed with dyslexia. He felt called to the ministry and when he told his dad he was going to be a preacher he was kicked out of his home. At the age of 18 he became a pastor, later married and went off to seminary and then his PhD. My mom would read his books to him in order for his dyslexia not to slow him. He was a ntaionally televised minister who has traveled to over 100 countries preaching the Gospel. For the last 57 years he has faithfully proclaimed Jesus and personally lived out his faith. Today he will stand in the pulpit at First Baptist Kerrville--he cannot retire from his calling and he has not tired of the joy of proclaiming Jesus. He's my hero, my friend and my faither.