Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Picture of a Man
As I was straightening up the bedroom this morning after Mike left for work, I was struck by what was on his nightstand. This is where he begins and ends his day and these books represent who he is as a man.
The Bible, his source of strength and truth.
Babywise, We are both reading several books on parenting and he is working through this one.
The Reason for God, this is written by the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC. Mike really enjoys apologetics and this book was recommended by a pastor he listens to from TX (Matt Chandler at the Village Church) for Christians to read to be able to stand on firm ground when talking to skeptics of the faith.
Halley's Bible Handbook, I bought this for him for our anniversary this year. He has really enjoyed it as a resource, especially since we just started studying Revelation at church.
Handyman and Backpacker magazines, these are his two favorite hobbies. He is either building something or planning a camping trip.
Aesop's Fables, I bought this book for Mike when I found out I was pregnant with the twins in '07. It is one of his favorite books from growing up and he is planning on reading it to the sweet little girl who will be here soon!
Not only do these books represent who he is as a man, but who he is as a follower of Christ, the spiritual leader in our family and the father he is and the father he is going to become again. He is also a hard worker and a hard player.
Off to the side there you will see his headlamp that he uses when we go backpacking. Being the sweet man that he is, when he gets up in the morning and I'm still sleepy, he puts the lamp on so that he doesn't have to turn the bright light on and wake me up.
I am so thankful for Mike and that just by looking at his nightstand, you can catch a glimpse of his priorities, his love and his character.