Friends, I've been feeling a little guilty lately.
You see, we haven't been to church in quite a while. My son was born Oct. 20. Throughout cold and flu season, doctor's orders kept us homebound. He was at risk for contracting RSV, a sort of baby pneumonia that can lead to life-long breathing problems.
Anyhow, we took him out of the house on extremely rare occasions: doctor visits and Christmas. That's it. Therefore, we haven't attended Sunday worship in quite sometime.
Our quarantine was lifted with the coming of April. However, we still haven't been to church. Family obligations, and most recently, illness have kept us from attending. Last Sunday, I really felt bad about not making it. After all, I have much to be thankful for.
This Sunday, come you know what or high water, we'll be there. As a father and head of the household (my wife likes to debate that), I believe it's my duty to make sure my family is in attendance, hearing the gospel.
As I pondered my poor attendance, I began to think about you all. Spring planting is just around the corner. How many of you let the tractor sit on Sunday morning so you can worship? Anyone work on Sunday, but devote time for prayer at the farm?
I think most everyone has been so busy with work or family that they miss church. In the magazine business, work should rarely be an excuse for missing. However, your business is much more time sensitive. How do you deal with meeting seasonal deadlines, while still making time for God? Any other fathers out there who feel the pressure of rounding everyone up in time for Sunday school?
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