Friday, March 9, 2012

In Good Hands

Proverbs 4:1 Listen, my son, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

Ted and Corey leaving for San Jose 
For the last six months driving up and working in Northern California during the week has become our normal for my husband and son.  (Well, sort of). This week though, Ted came home two days earlier to see his new heart doctor and attend a Christian rock concert (Mercy Me) with me. He needed a little break. 

My son, stayed up there and took care of business, stepping in for his dad, as  "junior foreman" Thursday and Friday. A great experience for him; he called several times with problems and situations and a little "stress." He confessed to his dad that he possessed a whole new level of respect and appreciation for him.  The expectations, communication,  problem solving, and team work didn't go home with Ted. Put to the"test,"Corey's training proved sufficient. We are proud of him. 

Sometimes, our heavenly Father leaves something in our hands that He trusts us with. When our knowledge turns to wisdom from the Lord, along with patience and a "few prayers home", God's reward for stepping into obedience and responsibility will grow us up into the mature men and women He treasures. 

Lord, in these tough economic times, we thank you mightily for your provision and your protection on jobs far away. Thank you for strong hands and loving arms that train up a child in the way he should go. Thank you for a son who takes the challenge and walks along side his dad. We continue to pray for Your sound direction in his life. Amen. 


  1. Great thoughts, Coleene, from sweet to deep. Amen!

  2. Nice post Coleene, just love how Corey takes responsibility and runs with it. Glad that Ted got to enjoy some R & R at the concert. Praying for strength for all 3 of you while you go through this demanding time.