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Monday, October 25, 2010

The Home Chef?

My family has complimented my cooking for years. Tonight's feature included stacked chicken & spinach enchiladas with green chili sauce. Not terrible and WAY too healthy. I had one of the kids' cheese enchiladas to obtain the desired level of guilt.

I don't cook as often as I used to since my kids became teenagers. It is impossible to plan a meal. If I plan on feeding us on a typical Saturday night, we might have just our kids, our kids and multiple friends or just me and my wife. How do I possibly plan in advance when the kids don't make plans until the last minute?

Maybe it is a bad parenting thing. I know the ideal Christian family eats together every night. Sadly, ideal our family is not...far from it. We do love and care for each other. We open the door to our home for any and all of their friends. It is chaos, but I don't think I would change a thing.

So for now my job is to be a good influence to these kids and remind them to keep God first in their lives. I know many will lose their eye for the prize over the next many years. I just hope the the foundation is strong enough that they don't drift to far from Home.

Run in Peace, Rest in Grace