My Family and Me…

So first off, just a few tidbits about me…I’m the son of a pastor,img_1136 and was raised in a loving home firmly rooted in the Word of God. I thank my mother and father to this day for the building blocks they laid for my own personal walk with Jesus. 

I’ve got a maturing little brother who, despite our vast personality differences, has actually grown to be one of my closest confidants.img_0683

img_0492I’m the proud father of two lovely and vibrant daughters, and the honored and privileged husband of a woman whose inward and outward beauty never ceases to amaze me.img_0427

And if you think that any of those wonderful things are because of how great a guy I am…you’d be wrong.

The truth is this: despite being raised in the church, I spent a large portion of my life at arms-length from Jesus. Sure, I had a good handle on who He is, respected Him a great deal, and was good at keeping up appearances…but deep down, I knew I was an empty shell with an equally empty relationship with Him. It wasn’t until several years ago, early on in my adult life, that I began to learn what it means to really lay down my life for Him, and to walk closely with Him everyday.

So, in actuality, all anyone really needs to know about me is that Jesus saved me from my sin and from myself…and I’m running after Him with reckless abandon.

Everyday, I’m becoming more and more fascinated with Him, and by His grace, I’m learning how to love Him with all my heart, my mind, and my strength.

I just pray that He will use my life (and these written words) to point everyone I meet to Him.

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10 thoughts on “My Family and Me…”

  1. As usual, powerful word son. It’s easy to read, transparent and relevant. Like you, I too am grateful that God saved me and for having an intimate relationship with him. Keep on writing, you do an awesome blog.
    Love,
    Dad

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      1. Awesome Bro. It’s all about an intimate and closer walk with God. Once one realizes who our Father really is and what Jesus did just for us, then we can really appreciate life overall and aim to seek Him more. It’s all about constant transformation inside and out. Very encouraging and continue to allow God to use you to pour into others. We all have purpose!

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  2. Elder Penn, Jr.

    I am enjoying reading your post and the responses. I am so grateful for my relationship with GOD also. It’s nothing like it in this world!!!!! The Love of GOD!!

    Sis B.

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  3. My brother, so very proud of you. Your obedience to be used in service to the world for the Kingsom of heaven takes transparency and courage. I thank God for You often. Keep serving sir. I am proud to be on the team with you. Let’s grow!

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  4. I am sure the early disciples thought Jesus had lost his mind when he called Matthew, a Tax Collector to follow him. I am so thankful that Matthew was obeident. He left all … well almost all, because he must have taken his pen along, because Matthew used his gifts to write and tell others about Jesus. In my life, I was very blessed to work with a disciple by the name of Wayne. We were prayer partners and I thank God that he has a pen that is not just a last name but a reminder to write to me and to you each day to share his God Given Insights about the joy of being a child of God.. Thank you brother for using your “Penn-man-ship” to the Glory in God. I am blessed to know you and blessed by you. Keep up the good work to the glory of God.

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    1. Sir, I’m so blessed and honored by those words. I’m grateful to know you too, even if it is through Dad. He’s spoken very highly of you as well. Thank you for the encouragement!

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