A black eye is cool

By Michael Tidwell


A few months ago, Noah came running through the backdoor and ran right through the front door.  He was being chased by Pops (my dad).  They were playing paint ball and Pops was after Noah and my nephew.   On that same day, Noah received a black eye playing football.  He was so proud of it.   He was thankful that  it lasted until Monday, so he could show it off at school.  For a nine year old boy, a black eye is another step to becoming a man.  I am proud of my boys. They are rough, rugged, and they like mud and danger.  Noah and Luke are blessed to be around real men.  Last year, Pops took them camping.  He shot a rabbit and cleaned it and cooked it over the fire.  I don't know how to clean a rabbit but I'm thankful that my boys have Pop's to show them.   This week, our children are  spending a week with Papaw and Mamaw (Crista's parents).   Papaw and Noah will spend time in the garden, golf and perhaps in the wood shop.  I am not that good at woodworking, but I'm thankful that my boys have Papaw to show them.  Unfortunately, we are living in a society that encourages sissified and feminine guys.  Crista and I are blessed to have dad's that are helping us instill values of what it is to be a real man.  


One of the scariest aspects of raising boys is their tendency to risk life and limb for no good reason. – James Dobson


When a man wants to be a big sissy, there's something wrong somewhere. God made a man and dressed him like a man, and a woman like a woman. He ever remains them to be that way.  When you see them doing something else, there's something wrong. It's perverted.   –  Reverend William Branham 


evmichaelMichael and his wife Crista, are blessed to have three beautiful children (Noah, Gracie, Luke). They live in the middle TN area   and attend Eagle Christian church. He counts it a honor to be involved with Eagle’s View, BYC and serving as a evangelist. They enjoy being outdoors, traveling and above all serving the Lord.

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