There he is, the birthday boy... already 4 years old and living the dream!
Here we are at the park celebrating two other October birthdays. Diane was away at a women's retreat with our church and I was left to fend for myself... thanks so much to this birthday party we ate like kings... at least for lunch :).
Saturday night however, I thought I was going to die, I got so sick and it just made me so grateful to have my parents around. They came over Sunday morning and took care of the kids so I could rest.
I had the privilege of seeing my old Bible teacher this past weekend. Mr. Dixon... I call him Ken now, but I remember the good old days of calling him Mr. D. It was so cool how many people got to come in for the Translation Conference this past weekend. I really enjoyed catching up with Mr. D on Sunday afternoon! Ken is a high energy, funny, passionate and truly caring man who, among other things, shares the joy of playing Axis and Allies. I love talking about things of the Lord with Ken, the man is deep and well versed in scripture, and he introduced me to one of my favorite Christian bands, Rescue.
We had our MK messy game night this past Friday, that was so much fun! Michal is on staff with me and does all my games, and she put together a fabulous evening! It was so great getting to get gross all together :).
I enjoyed having lunch with some of my MK's this past Monday. I have been wanting to get into the schools to do that for quite some time now and it was so great getting to finally start that journey. I attend U.M.E. Preps lunch on Mondays and get to eat with about six of my MKs.
I am staring down the face of a very busy weekend/week where my wife again gets to head off on a luxurious vacation while I work my fingers to the bone taking care of our four wonderful children. Okay maybe not, but she is headed off for a work conference in Austin from Sunday to Wednesday. Again, so thankful that my parents are here because I start my Trauma Healing workshop on Monday and couldn't do it if my parents weren't here to help watch the kids.
My Nanna died this past year and we are having her memorial today. As I was thinking about her I thought of this quote by Rich Mullins and think it sums up my feelings quite well.
"If my life is motivated by my ambition to leave a legacy, what I'll probably leave as a legacy is ambition. But if my life is motivated by the power of the Spirit in me, if I live with the awareness of the indwelling Christ, if I allow His presence to guide my actions, to guide my motives, those sort of things. That's the only time I think we really leave a great legacy."
My Nanna was able to grab hold of that truth and the number of people coming today to celebrate her life gives testimony to her great legacy. A legacy forged through a life completely disinterested at all in legacy but very interested in knowing God. All the things we seem to desire so much come to us as bi-products of our following hard after God. It is truly a privilege to have so many examples of that in my life, not the least of which is Nanna.
Seek first His kingdom and righteousness and all these things will be added...
I am truly thankful to you for standing faithfully with me in this ministry. I delight so much in being in relationship with MKs. I was asked to go to an MK's soccer game this past week and really enjoyed watching them play. Thank you for your prayer and financial support, especially through this transition from Wycliffe Associates to Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Arlington. I'm so thankful for how smooth this transition has been so far and I'm so grateful that I am still able to do my job with the MK group.
Please pray for my remaining supporters to be able to transition smoothly over to this new way of giving.
Please pray for Diane as she goes to this conference and for my parents as they help watch my kids for me while she is away.
Please pray for me while I take the Trauma Healing workshop, that God would use this powerfully in His Kingdom.
I thank God for you! I love you and am truly honored and grateful for your prayers and relationship!
What a joy to love a God who gives us everything as we seek him, because as seek we him we realize that knowing him is truly the greatest gift of all. To knowing God and being more like him every day!
If you are having any trouble switching your support over please let me know. Here is what I've written so far about making the transition (Transition and How to give) and I'm happy to provide any further information that I can to help make this a smooth transition for you. Thanks for sticking with me through this.
If you want to support what I do a little or a lot, on a one time basis or a recurring basis, click on the tab "Supporting the Work" at the top of the page and sign up for Chase Quickpay. You can then send your donation to HCLC - Caleb Robbins Ministry using my e-mail address email@example.com. If you would like further instructions on setting that up please click on the link at the top right of the page called How to give.
The other way to donate to my ministry is via check. If you write a check to "Holy Cross Lutheran Church" and put "Caleb Robbins Ministry" in the memo line it will get deposited into my ministry account.
The address is:
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
4400 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76016
Diane is my beautiful wife and the mother of my precious children Creed 8, Asher 6, Liam 4, Echo already in heaven, Bella 1, and one in the oven :)