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