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Life lessons...

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Some of the greatest lessons learned are from your children.  I remember hearing "it goes by so fast" as a young man, now I am convinced it goes by way too fast.  I wish I could stop it and bury every memory deep inside my heart.  However, I am also grateful for the opportunity to create memories along the way.  Recently, I had the opportunity to have dinner with my youngest daughter at college.  She always makes me laugh through her expressions and words.  I truly value my unique relationship with each of my children. Throughout our conversation, I was reminded she is looking to her Daddy for guidance and direction.  She has many important decisions to make in the next few years. I pray my council is right in the eyes of God.  One thing I love about Shannon is how she challenges me biblically.  She loves to ask deep questions which make me think, and pushes to know Gods word.
As I was driving back to home to Birmingham, I began to reflect on the significance of what Jesus ask…

Looking out the window...

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It's been a long time since I have written or posted anything.   The craziness of life gets in the way of good intentions.  My heart is full of pride for my incredible family.  This has been a year of transition for the Compton clan and more is yet to come.  Jessica is preparing to graduate and move away.  Shannon is freshman at Auburn and busy with social and academic life.  Emmanuel wakes smiling and ready go every single day.  Kathy and I very proud of our children and their passion to follow Christ while impacting the lives of others. This morning, my heart was filled with joy and sadness as I watched Jessica paint outside the window.  This is the first time I have written like this in a along time, but writing has always been the best way to express my feelings. Looking out the window Looking out the window seeing my little girl painting something new.  Immediately my eyes fill with tears.  She looks back and smiles as if she can see right through me. Remembering all the joys …