The Importance of Family and a Holiday Notice


The Importance of Family

PASTOR STEVEN BIRNIE

I’m sure by our personal social media posts, any would see that myself and Sharon are very much focused on our family life at the moment. Our lives have changed a lot since the birth of David and Emily with a change of church, a change of job and a change from a local church ministry to an online ministry. But despite not being a huge fan of change, we’ve found that these shifts in our lives have had a great impact, reinforcing our belief in the importance of family and giving us a new view of how crucial these early years are in the lives of our children.

I’ve been preaching for years about the importance of Christians laying a sure foundation in their early Christian lives, filled with blessings from God, the correct teachings and a right view of who God is. There’s no doubt, that those messages ring home even more now, when it comes to David and Emily, knowing how important these early years are for them and that they’ll only be this age for so long. With that in mind, we’ve placed them as the priority in our lives. A priority that comes before everything else, to make sure that they receive all of the attention, support and encouragement they need, to give them the best start in life that we possibly can.

Of course, it’s difficult at times, especially when you have young children and you’ve just turned 40, but the fact is, our lives are now about making their memories. In that, myself and Sharon, are building great memories which include canoeing, caravanning and many, many trips to our local beach.  I’m sure it’s the same for many parents, you just want them to have a better upbringing than yourself, with greater opportunities and with putting in all this time and effort now, it will stand them in good stead to take on their lives ahead.

With that said, we’ll be taking some much needed annual leave as of the 8th of April for a week where we’ll be taking the kids on a short caravan holiday. We’ll be heading up to Embo which is near Dornoch and then down to our favourite destination of Loch Ness. After that, it’s fix the land rover doors, tile the bathroom and chop some wood to stock up for next winter. As always, our eBook packages can be downloaded 24/7 from our eBookshop or our Amazon, Nook and Kobo Pages. If there are any pressing issues, please post your question on our forum and we’ll reply to your message as soon as we can. In the meantime, may we wish you a great easter break and we look forward to speaking to you soon.

Author and Pastor, Steven Birnie

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About Pastor Steven

Steven Birnie is a former local Church Minister and the author of Christian publications which include non-fiction, fictional and teaching eBooks with audio sermons. From the north-east coast of Scotland, Pastor Steven is married to Sharon and together, they have two young children called Emily and David. After seven years of training, three years of overseeing youth and young adults and, three years of being the Assistant Pastor in his local Church, Pastor Steven moved on to focus on writing Christian Publications. In the future, he hopes to open a Christian Children’s Home in his home town and write The Tribulation Soldier, his newest Series of Fictional, Military EBooks on the End Times, the Rapture and the Tribulation Period, as a 2.5 Million Word Series. But despite continuing pastoral work and writing, Steven remains devoted to his children, enjoying his family life with caravan holidays in the Highlands, fishing, canoeing and his favourite pastime, riding his motorbike through the Scottish countryside.