Being in retail the holiday season can take time away from your family, having to work extra hours and extra days. This holiday season was no exception, busy busy busy. The nice thing about the holiday season is that when it’s all over things slow down as people start to spend less to pay off all the money spent the last few months. This extra time has given me the chance to be able to take my two boys out and have some but bonding time, a Boys Night Out.
We decided to start our night out by doing a couple games of bowling. At the bowling place we went to you are able to pick the theme you want for the scoreboard above your lane. The characters that pop up for how you did that turn depend on the theme you chose. It was great to be able to cheer on each person and we all had a blast. After the bowling was done we headed in over to Pizza Ranch for supper, unlimited pizza and the best fried chicken. Another favorite of the night. Being able to hangout with the boys was great, after the last couple of crazy nights, and it reminded me of just how important family is.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord , The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
Psalms 127:3-5 NKJV
I feel blessed to have all my children and my beautiful wife. Though the times may get tough and work may take time away, they will always be there to welcome you home. My family is a gift from God. May God Bless you and your family.
Ever have one of those seasons in your life when nothing seems to be going right? Right at the moment when things seem to be taking a turn for the better life just pushes you right back down? I think it’s safe to say that we have all experienced that at some point or another, maybe you are going through a tough time right now. Though things are going back towards the upswing, this is where I am right now. My job is management in retail and I think I’ve been called every name in the book. And if that’s not enough the higher ups can tend to be ruthless some days as well. I’m back in school to get into a new career, and a better job, but there are days when graduation day seems like it will never get here. It’s on days like this that I try to remember to trust in the Lord and rely on Him.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 121:1-2 NKJV
There can be days when you feel like it’s never going to get better. That your stuck in a storm like in the song “Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns. That you may be stuck in the situation your in. But believe me if you keep trusting and following the Lord He will come through for you. The hardest part for me is keeping in mind that it is in His time and not ours. Only God knows what is best for us and what time. We may think we know what’s best but ultimately God knows. I’ve made the mistake in the past thinking that I know what’s best and it’s only made things that much harder. It can seem tough at the time to just stay where you are and trust God, but in the end you will be glad you did. He will always come through for you. God Bless.