So the other night we dropped Amy off so she could get her hair did, and Macie and I had some time to kill before picking Amy back up. As we were driving around, Brad Paisley’s song “I’m still a guy” came on the radio. Macie is in a stage right now where she wants to sing everything she hears. Literally every show she watches she knows the songs to and will break into them at any moment which makes for some interesting grocery store and potty stories (more on that later). As we were singing along she did her own version that left me gasping for air in between my laughs. Macie’s version went something like this, “My daddy, he’s still a guy!” I have never been so proud! She still likes to sing her version of that song whenever she gets a chance.
I mention this funny episode because I am a guy and guy’s don’t always score so high on communication exams. So, I want to try to improve in a few areas. Today, will be communication, and I want to communicate how proud I am of my brother. We don’t say that often enough to each other, because we are after all guys and we usually communicate using nods and knuckles, but I am very proud of him. He is getting ready to graduate from seminary, speaks God’s truth in relevant ways, and will embarking on a journey to plant a church in downtown Richmond. I have always been amazed at how I can see God doing things in Cliff’s life, and how I can see Him using Cliff as His mouth piece. I have seen Cliff walk through tough times and choose the tough path when it came time to make things right. I must admit I have been a bit jealous because apparently God forgot to give me muscle so He gave Cliff a double portion. But, I have come to terms with that! Today Cliff sent me the web address he will be using for his new church plant. It is still at least a year away, but the Movement is beginning. Check out their site and visit often. There is not much there yet, but book mark it now so you can check his updates. This is going to be a movement and a journey worth watching. I have great expectations for him and I have a pretty good suspicion our Father does too.
I have another little brother I am proud of, but I will save that for another day! But, I have another suspicion that one day Cole will be bank rolling all the ideas God gives to me and Cliff. As soon as he stops spending all his money on carpet, and by carpet I mean the clothes that pile knee high on his floor.
So, for today, I just want to say I am a proud big brother!