June 2, 2011


That's right Mr. Spock, it is!

In a little less than an hour and a half, I'm going to get a phone call from my mother at about 2:59 p.m. (EST), reminding me of the time I was born.  I love it when she calls.

And as usual, I got an early morning phone call from my Dad wishing me a happy birthday too, but he forgot I was at work when he called.  

Still, it's such a great blessing that he's reminded of today, as I am of the wonderful parents God has blessed me with.

Each year my Dad does something different for my birthday, which I have no doubt that he does the same for my brother, when he somehow encapsulates the number of years of our lives in a very unique message.

Like this one he sent to my cell phone one year that said, "Rise and shine, you're 39! HBD!"

This morning, one of the guys I work with at The Home Depot wished me a Happy Birthday and nearly in the same breath he said, "WOW, you're getting a lot more gray hair, did you know that?  Have you seen it lately?"  Thanks, I feel your love. :-)

It is getting a little more gray, but I'm not too worried about it.  A few others at work wished me a happy birthday too, which was really nice and it was announced over the PA system too.  Thanks to Donna and Debbie.  :-)

So, for my birthday I got some great new books (so far) that I'm looking forward to reading this summer, from my mother, father and my mother-in-law:

  • Him We Proclaim - Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures by Dennis E. Johnson
  • Twelve Ordinary Men - How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness and What He Wants to Do with You by John MacArthur
  • Shepherds after My own Heart - Pastoral traditions and leadership in the Bible by Timothy S. Laniak
  • A Disruptive Faith - Expect God to Interrupt Your Life by A.W. Tozer
  • Brothers We Are Not Professionals - A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry by John Piper
  • A Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer by John Piper
Pretty good choices huh?

Tonight, we're going to one of my favorite Italian restaurants for dinner and I'm going to enjoy some really good lasagna and then back home for desert to have my favorite style birthday cake - double layered yellow cake with chocolate frosting.  It is definitely YUMMO, especially with a nice tall glass of milk.

So, thanks for reading this post today.  I'll be getting back to writing more frequently over the summer, so stay tuned.

God bless you all and have a wonderful day today.

I'm incredibly thankful and blessed for the life God has given me all these years so far.


Joe said...

Happy belated birthday Kurt...hope you enjoy your new books and that your cake was YUMMO :)

Kurt Michaelson said...

Thanks Joe! I'm looking forward to reading the books too.