Call me Abrabat

Call me Abrabat.

We got the blessed news today that I will in fact be the father of another girl! Thus, I will be a father of many daughters (3).

Some have assumed that Emily and I each were really hoping for a boy. Not really. Our attitude has always been that it's God's decision who our children are. Besides, we've had an absolute blast raising Anna and Olivia thus far. Raising girls has been simply wonderful. If we have half as much fun with the new Spivelet, as we've had with Anna and Olivia, we'd take it gladly. So, today, we give thanks for the our new baby girl.

As the Psalmist writes:

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate."

Well, my quiver is filling up, and I'm blessed. Thank you, Lord!

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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