Happy Birthday Kessed!


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Today is the second anniversary of the birth of my youngest daughter, Kessed Noel. Becoming a dad for the first time was truly a remarkable experience and after doing so I was convinced that I couldn’t love anyone as much as I love Sarah Grace, but I was so, so wrong. Kessed Noel entered our lives at 7:30am two years ago today and showed me that instead of my life having to be divided it was able to be multiplied. I love my little girls and today I praise God for giving me Kessed! Thank you Lord.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He's Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he's a debtor to grace.

6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Kessed!

  1. First I want to say Happy Birthday to Kessed. My oldest just turned two in November. He and his baby sister definitely want a lot of attention. It’s wonderful to stay at home with them and spend quality time with them, but my husband is called to ministry. I have no idea how it’s going to affect them when we get into ministry. Do you have any suggestions? What should I look out for? Again, you could tell Kessed that someone from another state cares that it’s her birthday.

  2. Monica-

    I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reply. I would encourage you that being in the ministry, if that’s what God has called you to, can be the most rewarding experience you could ever have for both you and your children. There are certainly some issues to deal with. Chief among those, for my family at least, is the “fishbowl syndrome”. In other words, no matter where we go or what we do someone is always watching. It’s been amazing to us, particularly since we moved to our new church, how ever present the watching eyes seem to be. That can, at times, be stressful, particularly if you feel like you always have to be perfect. I would encourage you, though, to not worry about perfection. We have tried to remind ourselves that our church doesn’t need a perfect pastor/family. They need to see authentic believers who are real people, like they are, and who live in life much like they do simply trying to walk in God’s grace and communicate His gospel to those who are around them.
    Don’t be discouraged, though! God will be so good to you and your family as you follow Him in service. I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

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