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So Who am I?...I am the husband of one terrific wife and the father of two boys, both of whom have autism. I have been in the Marines for over 15 years and in that time ( and in my own growing up) I have seen, done and experienced a great multitude of things. Which is why I call myself Diverse Dad. My user name is a mix of a Toby Mac song and a reflection on a lot of different life experiences that have helped me grow and help others through similar situations. I can be pretty hyper sometimes and my wife often accuses me of being ADD. Other than that I see myself as a pretty normal dad who is trying to raise children with Godly Christian character in a world that seems to scream otherwise. By blogging I hope to offer words of encouragement to my fellow dads specifically and all people in general. Secondly by going through the pages of others, I hope to gain knowledge and ideas that can help my family and I. So feel free to comment good, bad or otherwise and share your thoughts...God Bless and I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Still Kickin'

I am sitting here struggling of what to blog about and my wife says I cannot blog unless I have a theme. I partly agree, it is just that I haven't posted in such a long time, and so much has taken place since the last time I posted. I could discuss the budget that barely got passed, with me being in the military, would have affected me greatly. Or I could cover the mess that is known as the NFL lockout that is driving my son absolutely nuts that there may not be football in 2011. Or how about just talking about being a dad. You know there is no better title than may bestowed or entrusted to a man than that of being a father. It is a responsibility that cannot be taken lightly. Sometime ago I started on the topic of parents not really wanting the responsibility that comes with being a parent. It almost seems that a lot of parents today either want their child to be their friend or spend no time with them at all. Is it any wonder that today we are seemed set on a course of self destruction. Just take a look at the daily news and you can easily see the moral predicament we have put ourselves in. Did you know that in a certain city in our lovely country, they are offering contraceptive devices to children as young eleven? Do we see the problem with this? Or how about a clothing company who paints the nails of a young boy and explains pink is his favorite color. I could go on but the more I think about it the more frustrated I become. The funny thing is that there is a solution to the woes we face as a country but quite a few do not like the answer....Jesus! It is amazing how askew our country has become since it was founded. If you would take an honest look at history, you would find that our country was founded on biblical truths. Truths that have been tarnished and twisted over the years to make a nation that is 180 degrees from it's foundings. For instance, today we claim no prayer in school, because it is unconstitutional and a violation of the separation of church and state. However you read the constitution and there are no such words. No it was a statement taken from a letter from Thomas Jefferson that the government should not interfere in the affairs of the church. However, it has been taken out of context and twisted to push certain agendas. An agenda, I believe is driven by the evil one himself. An agenda to separate as many as he can from the love and redemption of God through his son Jesus. As we approach Easter many find themselves looking for the answers spiritual questions. So as I wrap this up, I pray you will verify this post and look with an open mind. And may you find the peace that can only be obtained with a relationship with God. It's not about religion....it's about a relationship. Until next time, may you find the peace and comfort that only comes from the King of Kings.