My Dad – Grady Moore
Today is Father’s Day. And I still miss my Dad, even after all these years…he died of cancer in 1998, way too young at just 63. In all the ways you can measure the positive impact of a father, my Dad succeeded. I owe my intense curiosity to my Dad, and my love of aviation too. And even more importantly, my Dad showed me how to love the Lord, and how to treat a wife.
My Dad worked his entire career at Lockheed, starting on the line popping rivets. He helped build the Jetstar, C130 Hercules, C141 Starlifter and C5 Galaxy. I grew up in the traffic pattern of Dobbins Air Force Base, in Marietta Georgia, watching all these planes fly overhead night and day, for 15 years. Even now, I can identify a C130 or C5 just by the sound they make. During all of this, my Dad went back to school and obtained a degree in Education. And about the same time, during my high school years, Lockheed transferred my family to Lancaster California, where my Dad finished his career teaching the airlines how to maintain the Lockheed L1011 Tristar. He LOVED teaching, and did a great job with the airlines.
Lockheed L1011 Tristar
Thanks Dad for your example! There are generations of Moore’s growing up in your footsteps…and that’s a good thing!
It’s that time of the year here in America when we give thanks for the blessings in our lives. I hope you take just a bit of time, away from the TV and craziness of life, to do just that.
I want to thank the Lord for his many blessing in my life…a wonderful wife, great kids, abilities and talents in the IT field, and a great job with a great company. And most importantly, I want to thank the Lord for his son Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross. To Him be the Glory, for Ever and Ever. Amen.
Have a great and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
The last several months have been just way too busy. Work is busy, church is busy, my wife and I are busy…and we are involved in planning my son’s wedding in Missouri. The last couple of weeks have been almost too busy. Sometimes I tend to get overwhelmed by life, and that’s not good. One thing I enjoy doing is listening to Christian music, and there is one song in particular that is speaking to me called “Overwhelmed” by Big Daddy Weave. (Yeah, I agree…that is an interesting name for a singer.)
The song talks about being overwhelmed by God’s presence…his Creation, power, and forgiveness. When you allow God to overwhelm you, then His peace will also overwhelm. And the problems of life will fade to the background.
So give the song a listen…maybe it will help you too…