Lately I have been blogging alot about football and how it has played such a big part in our lives.
I promise I will blog about something else in the next few days! :)
I just saw this video yesterday and wanted to share it with you.
It is a Scott and White Hospital promotional video.
Love the beautiful shots of the ranch. Soothes my soul.
It is a place we love so much.
I have always wanted to call the ranch "Red Bird Ranch" because we always see so many red birds out there, but all of the boys think it is way too girlie of a name, so it is just "the ranch". Boys. Why do they have to have an opinion anyway? ha!
Will is in one of the pictures of the boys when they were really young. They are all holding up fish they have caught I think. So sweet.
(pause the blog music at the bottom of the page to listen to the video)
You know, being a part of any kind of team sport is so wonderful for boys and girls. Working together in a joint effort toward a goal is such a character building thing. Sports are great and we are all into it but as a parent must be intentional (just like we are about sports) about giving our children spiritual character and spiritual food. It is easy for us as parents to get excited about how they do on the sports field, but I pray we can get even more excited about discipling our children to heaven and teaching them Godly, loving character and the sweet word of God.
They learn the lessons that matter most about God right here in our homes at our dinner tables and bedsides. After all, most kids won't be playing football or any sport in college, much less in the pros. Let's be very intentional in teaching the word of God to our children, after all there is nothing as important as hiding the Word in our hearts and in their hearts.
Deuteronomy 6: 4-9
4 “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 8 Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.