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DAD UNIVERSITY

Today is my son’s 31st birthday and I wanted to post a few pics on this blog.

Caleb was born in Davenport Iowa five days after Christmas .

When the Doctor Mc Fadden handed my son to me and said, “here is your baby boy”, I was a bit stunned as a young adult.

I remember the feeling as a 20 something not being ready for the responsibility of being a dad.

That might have been the same feeling my dad had years ago when the same doctor delivered me at the same hospital where Caleb was born (pretty cool)…..

I did not know how to be a father when I was 25 years old but some how I got the hang of it.

Father and son December 30th, 1983.


I remember one guy telling me, “A father is a thing that growls when it feels good–and laughs very loud when it’s scared half to death.”

I also remember getting as many books that I could on “How to be a good father”.  All good stuff but nothing compared to the scriptural insight the Bible gave me as I read it each day in my attempt to be a good dad for my new son .

Here are a few thoughts and scriptures that meant so much and helped me big time in my new responsibility as a father.

Well-trained is the son who can hang onto his father’s words (Prov 4:4).
Happy will be the child who cries because his dad loves him (Prov 10:12)
A wise father hates sin in order to love his son.
A good father shows the value of a book as well as a buck.
The dad who wonders how much of a teacher he needs to be would do well to go to the school of Solomon.
The man who finds a good woman should show his son how to avoid a bad one (Prov 2,5,6,7,9).
What a father knows about sex might help his children as much as surprise them (Prov 23:26-8).
A wise son makes a glad dad as much as a foolish one makes a glum mum (Prov 10:1).
Thank God for Fathers who not only gave us life but taught us what to do with it.
If you’re amazed at how hard your dad can make it for you, try it without him (Prov 15:5).

There are so many support tools for families today that we did not have back in the 1980’s.

http://www.familyfirst.net/

I think one of the keys to being a successful parent is having the mindset of not just “spending” time with your children but rather “investing” time with them.

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My son Caleb has become an amazing young adult and his mom and I are very proud of who he has become.

http://three23.net/

http://dribbble.com/three23

Thanks Caleb for all you have taught me.

Happy birthday.

Dad

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Be Inspired Anywhere

 

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BE INSPIRED ANYWHERE
Pastor Steve Lummer

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: – 2 Timothy 3:16 (King James Version)

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, – 2 Timothy 3:16 (New International Version)

The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right. – 2 Timothy 3:16 (Living Bible)

There are so many versions of the Bible …..So?
LITERAL                       MIDDLE                         FREE

KJV/RSV/YONGS/NASV      NIV/NAB/GNB/NEB        JB/AMPLIFIED/LIVING

 

A FIVE FINGER WAY TO GET A GRIP ON THE BIBLE.

1. READ IT. – Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. (NIV)

2. HEAR IT. – So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (NKJV)

3. STUDY IT. – Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

4. MEMORIZE IT. – you are a letter from Christ, written by us. It is not a letter written with pen and ink, but by the Spirit of the living God; not one carved on stone, but in human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:3

5. MEDITATE ON IT. – Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 – (NIV)

So this year, as you read God’s Word ask 3 questions
1. What did it mean back then?

2. What does it mean right now?

3. What does it mean to me personally?

Be Inspired Anywhere.

Pastor Steve

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Everybody, Everyday in God’s Word for 2014

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Follow this reading chart to read through the New Testament in 2014.

We encourage you to get out in the elements to invest some time in God’s Word.

Whether next to a river, up on a mountain or in your favorite chair in your back yard…..

See if it makes a difference in your devotional and spiritual life.

For a daypack and water proof Bible, contact us at discoveryprescott.com

Pastor Steve Lummer

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.  – Psalm 19:1‑6

Daily Bible Reading Plan – New Testament
1/1 Matthew 1
1/2 Matthew 2
1/3 Matthew 3
1/4 Matthew 4
1/5 Matthew 5:1-26
1/6 Matthew 5:27-48
1/7 Matthew 6:1-18
1/8 Matthew 6:19-34
1/9 Matthew 7
1/10 Matthew 8:1-17
1/11 Matthew 8:18-34
1/12 Matthew 9:1-17
1/13 Matthew 9:18-38
1/14 Matthew 10:1-20
1/15 Matthew 10:21-42
1/16 Matthew 11
1/17 Matthew 12:1-23
1/18 Matthew 12:24-50
1/19 Matthew 13:1-30
1/20 Matthew 13:31-58
1/21 Matthew 14:1-21
1/22 Matthew 14:22-36
1/23 Matthew 15:1-20
1/24 Matthew 15:21-39
1/25 Matthew 16
1/26 Matthew 17
1/27 Matthew 18:1-20
1/28 Matthew 18:21-35
1/29 Matthew 19
1/30 Matthew 20:1-16
1/31 Matthew 20:17-34
2/1 Matthew 21:1-22
2/2 Matthew 21:23-46
2/3 Matthew 22:1-22
2/4 Matthew 22:23-46
2/5 Matthew 23:1-22
2/6 Matthew 23:23-29
2/7 Matthew 24:1-28
2/8 Matthew 24:29-51
2/9 Matthew 25:1-30
2/10 Matthew 25:31-46
2/11 Matthew 26:1-35
2/12 Matthew 26:36-75
2/13 Matthew 27:1-26
2/14 Matthew 27:27-50
2/15 Matthew 27:51-66
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2/16 Matthew 28
2/17 Mark 1:1-22
2/18 Mark 1:23-45
2/19 Mark 2

2/20 Mark 3:1-19
2/21 Mark 3:20-35
2/22 Mark 4:1-20
2/23 Mark 4:21-41
2/24 Mark 5:1-20
2/25 Mark 5:21-43
2/26 Mark 6:1-29
2/27 Mark 6:30-56
2/28 Mark 7:1-13
3/1 Mark 7:14-37
3/2 Mark 8:1-21
3/3 Mark 8:22-38
3/4 Mark 9:1-29
3/5 Mark 9:30-50
3/6 Mark 10:1-31
3/7 Mark 10:32-52
3/8 Mark 11:1-18
3/9 Mark 11:19-33
3/10 Mark 12:1-27
3/11 Mark 12:28-44
3/12 Mark 13:1-20
3/13 Mark 13:21-37
3/14 Mark 14:1-26
3/15 Mark 14:27-53
3/16 Mark 14:54-72
3/17 Mark 15:1-25
3/18 Mark 15:26-47
3/19 Mark 16
3/20 Luke 1:1-20
3/21 Luke 1:21-38
3/22 Luke 1:39-56
3/23 Luke 1:57-80
3/24 Luke 2:1-24
3/25 Luke 2:25-52
3/26 Luke 3
3/27 Luke 4:1-30
3/28 Luke 4:31-44
3/29 Luke 5:1-16
3/30 Luke 5:17-39
3/31 Luke 6:1-26
4/1 Luke 6:27-49
4/2 Luke 7:1-30
4/3 Luke 7:31-50
4/4 Luke 8:1-25
4/5 Luke 8:26-56
4/6 Luke 9:1-17

4/7 Luke 9:18-36
4/8 Luke 9:37-62
4/9 Luke 10:1-24
4/10 Luke 10:25-42
4/11 Luke 11:1-28
4/12 Luke 11:29-54
4/13 Luke 12:1-31
4/14 Luke 12:32-59
4/15 Luke 13:1-22
4/16 Luke 13:23-35
4/17 Luke 14:1-24
4/18 Luke 14:25-35
4/19 Luke 15:1-10
4/20 Luke 15:11-32
4/21 Luke 16
4/22 Luke 17:1-19
4/23 Luke 17:20-37
4/24 Luke 18:1-23
4/25 Luke 18:24-43
4/26 Luke 19:1-27
4/27 Luke 19:28-48
4/28 Luke 20:1-26
4/29 Luke 20:27-47
4/30 Luke 21:1-19
5/1 Luke 21:20-38
5/2 Luke 22:1-23
5/3 Luke 22:24-46
5/4 Luke 22:47-71
5/5 Luke 23:1-25
5/6 Luke 23:26-56
5/7 Luke 24:1-35
5/8 Luke 24:36-53
5/9 John 1:1-28
5/10 John 1:29-51
5/11 John 2
5/12 John 3:1-15
5/13 John 3:16-36
5/14 John 4:1-26
5/15 John 4:27-54
5/16 John 5:1-24
5/17 John 5:25-47
5/18 John 6:1-21
5/19 John 6:22-40
5/20 John 6:41-71
5/21 John 7:1-27
5/22 John 7:28-53

5/23 John 8:1-27
5/24 John 8:28-59
5/25 John 9:1-23
5/26 John 9:24-41
5/27 John 10:1-21
5/28 John 10:22-42
5/29 John 11:1-29
5/30 John 11:30-57
5/31 John 12:1-26
6/1 John 12:27-50
6/2 John 13:1-20
6/3 John 13:21-38
6/4 John 14
6/5 John 15
6/6 John 16
6/7 John 17
6/8 John 18:1-18
6/9 John 18:19-40
6/10 John 19:1-22
6/11 John 19:23-42
6/12 John 20
6/13 John 21
6/14 Acts 1
6/15 Acts 2:1-21
6/16 Acts 2:22-47
6/17 Acts 3
6/18 Acts 4:1-22
6/19 Acts 4:23-37
6/20 Acts 5:1-21
6/21 Acts 5:22-42
6/22 Acts 6
6/23 Acts 7:1-21
6/24 Acts 7:22-43
6/25 Acts 7:44-60
6/26 Acts 8:1-25
6/27 Acts 8:26-40
6/28 Acts 9:1-22
6/29 Acts 9:23-43
6/30 Acts 10:1-23
7/1 Acts 10:24-48
7/2 Acts 11
7/3 Acts 12
7/4 Acts 13:1-25
7/5 Acts 13:26-52
7/6 Acts 14
7/7 James 1

7/8 James 2
7/9 James 3
7/10 James 4
7/11 James 5
7/12 Acts 15:1-21
7/13 Acts 15:22-41
7/14 Galatians 1
7/15 Galatians 2
7/16 Galatians 3
7/17 Galatians 4
7/18 Galatians 5
7/19 Galatians 6
7/20 Acts 16:1-21
7/21 Acts 16:22-40
7/22 Philippians 1
7/23 Philippians 2
7/24 Philippians 3
7/25 Philippians 4
7/26 Acts 17:1-15
7/27 Acts 17:16-34
7/28 1Thessalonians 1
7/29 1Thessalonians 2
7/30 1Thessalonians 3
7/31 1Thessalonians 4
8/1 1Thessalonians 5
8/2 2Thessalonians 1
8/3 2Thessalonians 2
8/4 2Thessalonians 3
8/5 Acts 18
8/6 1Corinthians 1
8/7 1Corinthians 2
8/8 1Corinthians 3
8/9 1Corinthians 4
8/10 1Corinthians 5
8/11 1Corinthians 6
8/12 1Corinthians 7:1-19
8/13 1Corinthians 7:20-40
8/14 1Corinthians 8
8/15 1Corinthians 9
8/16 1Corinthians 10:1-18
8/17 1Corinthians 10:19-33
8/18 1Corinthians 11:1-16
8/19 1Corinthians 11:17-34
8/20 1Corinthians 12
8/21 1Corinthians 13
8/22 1Corinthians 14:1-20

8/23 1Corinthians 14:21-40
8/24 1Corinthians 15:1-28
8/25 1Corinthians 15:29-58
8/26 1Corinthians 16
8/27 2Corinthians 1
8/28 2Corinthians 2
8/29 2Corinthians 3
8/30 2Corinthians 4
8/31 2Corinthians 5
9/1 2Corinthians 6
9/2 2Corinthians 7
9/3 2Corinthians 8
9/4 2Corinthians 9
9/5 2Corinthians 10
9/6 2Corinthians 11:1-15
9/7 2Corinthians 11:16-33
9/8 2Corinthians 12
9/9 2Corinthians 13
9/10 Acts 19:1-20
9/11 Acts 19:21-41
9/12 Acts 20:1-16
9/13 Acts 20:17-38
9/14 Ephesians 1
9/15 Ephesians 2
9/16 Ephesians 3
9/17 Ephesians 4
9/18 Ephesians 5:1-16
9/19 Ephesians 5:17-23
9/20 Ephesians 6
9/21 Romans 1
9/22 Romans 2
9/23 Romans 3
9/24 Romans 4
9/25 Romans 5
9/26 Romans 6
9/27 Romans 7
9/28 Romans 8:1-21
9/29 Romans 8:22-39
9/30 Romans 9:1-15
10/1 Romans 9:16-33
10/2 Romans 10
10/3 Romans 11:1-18
10/4 Romans 11:19-36
10/5 Romans 12
10/6 Romans 13
10/7 Romans 14

10/8 Romans 15:1-13
10/9 Romans 15:14-33
10/10 Romans 16
10/11 Acts 21:1-17
10/12 Acts 21:18-40
10/13 Acts 22
10/14 Acts 23:1-15
10/15 Acts 23:16-35
10/16 Acts 24
10/17 Acts 25
10/18 Acts 26
10/19 Acts 27:1-26
10/20 Acts 27:27-44
10/21 Acts 28
10/22 Colossians 1
10/23 Colossians 2
10/24 Colossians 3
10/25 Colossians 4
10/26 Hebrews 1
10/27 Hebrews 2
10/28 Hebrews 3
10/29 Hebrews 4
10/30 Hebrews 5
10/31 Hebrews 6
11/1 Hebrews 7
11/2 Hebrews 8
11/3 Hebrews 9
11/4 Hebrews 10:1-18
11/5 Hebrews 10:19-39
11/6 Hebrews 11:1-19
11/7 Hebrews 11:20-40
11/8 Hebrews 12
11/9 Hebrews 13
11/10 Titus 1
11/11 Titus 2
11/12 Titus 3
11/13 Philemon
11/14 1Timothy 1
11/15 1Timothy 2
11/16 1Timothy 3
11/17 1Timothy 4
11/18 1Timothy 5
11/19 1Timothy 6
11/20 2Timothy 1
11/21 2Timothy 2
11/22 2Timothy 3

11/23 2Timothy 4
11/24 1Peter 1
11/25 1Peter 2
11/26 1Peter 3
11/27 1Peter 4
11/28 1Peter 5
11/29 2Peter 1
11/30 2Peter 2
12/1 2Peter 3
12/2 1John 1
12/3 1John 2
12/4 1John 3
12/5 1John 4
12/6 1John 5
12/7 2John
12/8 3John
12/9 Jude
12/10 Revelation 1
12/11 Revelation 2
12/12 Revelation 3, 4
12/13 Revelation 5
12/14 Revelation 6
12/15 Revelation 7
12/16 Revelation 8
12/17 Revelation 9
12/18 Revelation 10
12/19 Revelation 11
12/20 Matthew 1 Luke 3
12/21 Revelation 12
12/22 Revelation 13
12/23 Revelation 14
12/24 Revelation 15
12/25 Revelation 16
12/26 Revelation 17
12/27 Revelation 18
12/28 Revelation 19
12/29 Revelation 20
12/30 Revelation 21
12/31 Revelation 22

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Twas The Night Before Christmas In Cincinnati

It was a snowy winter Christmas Eve 28 years ago tonight in beautiful Cincinnati Ohio.

Our daughter Natascha was born at Christ Hospital.

I remember how amazing the city looked at Christmas with the snow falling and my emotions full of joy.

As a young father of a new born baby girl I was full of gratitude and a sense of MORE responsibility.

Yes, a daughter was a whole new ballgame for me.

Here are a few pics of that Christmas Eve night that our family cherished together.

Hospital Santa, Brenda and Tash.

An amazing mother and child.  (Natascha means “born at Christmas” in Russian)

Caleb’s first glimpse of his “baby siser”.

28 years ago holding the best gift a dad could ask for.

Thank you Natascha for your amazing abilities,  gifts and love you bring into the world and into our lives.

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Happy birthday Tash.

Love you ,

Dad

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