My Family

Matthew, Michael, Kevin & Jennifer
 (1/2013 Pinkston Photography)
 (Spring 2015)
"15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. 16 He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love." Ephesians 4:15-16

Discover God's Purpose for your family!  Establish core values, make quality and quantity time centered around God's purposes, and lead your family to Christ.  Men be the Spiritual Leaders in the home.  Be a Spiritual Mentor to your family and others.  When you live in HIS PURPOSE for your family, it will be an exciting and unimaginable life, well worth the calling!  We are leading and loving it!

88% of those who grow up in Evangelical Churches leave at age 18 and do not come back...I want to see this change!  All God's born-again children are my family and pray that they will stay in fellowship somewhere, and not fall out of church as this statistic shows.

Only 34% of American families eat 1 meal together each day...We may not have the best of meals but we try to have one together everyday. 

Sadly, the average father only spends 10 minutes a day with his children...don't let this describe your family time.

Only 12% of American families pray together, OUCH!  Wow, this must change if we want to see family values come back to Christ being the center.  Pray with your family.  Spend time reading God's Word together.   Project 51 on YouVersion is a great way to begin. (3minutes and 45 seconds on average per day)

The average couple spends only 4 minutes of uninterrupted time together a day.  Whoa, that would make me miserable!  Kevin and I, try to eat lunch together several times a week, we have conversations throughout the day, we go out of town together (JUST THE TWO OF US) for our anniversary each year, and we try to have a little get-a-way quarterly.  We also try to have a small vacation with our kids yearly.  Spend time with the ones you love, show them they matter!

Where do you and your family fit in these statistics?  Do you need more family time centered around Christ and one another?

(Family to Family, Leaving A Lasting Legacy by Dr. Jerry Pipes and Victor Lee is a great book where this information is taken from. (c) 1999)

One of our family verses for Kevin's Leadership as a husband, pastor, and father; My Husband, My Pastor, My Best Friend is:
"For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.” Ruth 1:16-17

A Glimpse At My Family,
Jennifer
My family with our bonus son, Dustin!
(Double M Photography 2015)


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