From the Author
It has been said, "After all is said and done, there is more said than done." The thing that separates the professionals from the amateurs is not knowing what to do but doing it. "Jesus's last words before leaving the earth to go to the Father were these. " “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18, 19) I say, let's do it!
GOD'S CALL TO SERVE
We were content to sit at home, we had no desire to go out for the evening when we received a telephone call. We forgot that we were invited to spend the evening with friends. Reluctantly we made our way to their house, feeling guilty for not wanting to go. We were met at our car, which seemed very strange, and as we walked in the door we were met with the shout, "We love the Durso's." We entered into a crowded room with the people we loved and who loved us right back.
Following many happy greetings, we were given a large check. We received a crazy amount of love that evening. Love can change your heart as nothing else can. Love changed our hearts that night and gave us love and vitality to enjoy the evening with friends. That evening gave a deeper and richer meaning to a Bible verse I thought I knew well. "Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord, my beloved." (Philippians 4:1) Such people are our joy and crown at the judgment seat of Christ.
Family by God's Design
IN THE FLESH
And in the FAith
Our Son and His Family
GOD'S CALL OF FAMILY
"The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." (Genesis 2:22-24)
In God's design, He has blessed many men and women with the great joy of bearing children. As God created man in His own image, He has given to many a share in the experience of reproducing others created in their own image. As God enjoys the union of love and relationship within the Trinity, even so, men, women, and children experience love within the family.
My wife and I have been married 47 years in 2019 and our children have enlarged our lives more than we could ever have imagined. In a godless culture, evil forces press down on men to destroy God's institution of home and family. Nevertheless, there is a divine purpose for family and to belittle it is to belittle our own souls.