15. They comment on almost all of my Facebook status updates. A seemingly insignificant, yet still meaningful way of letting me know they care.
14. They send me more Facebook messages than anyone else. Again, another seemingly insignificant, yet meaningful way of letting me know they care.
13. They no longer use their nails to scratch me when I tease them too much.
12. They have not (yet?) passed me up in physical stature – which is something their 5’6″ big brother appreciates.
11. They are both excellent musicians.
10. They read books, which is something most 15-year-olds could care less about doing.
9. They read good books, written by guys like Bill O’Reilly, K.P. Yohannan and A.W. Tozer.
8. They read the Good Book.
7. Though not perfect at it, they are both becoming more self-controlled (Titus 2:3-5).
6. They both see and love God’s sovereignty.
5. They are already cultivating a love for the local church – desiring services and sermons to be biblically sound.
4. Though they are both very pretty, they don’t go around flaunting their bodies in immodest ways – which is something that makes their big brother very very proud.
3. It is super rare to find two teenage girls who would give even one hoot about theology, but both of my little sisters are shaping into excellent theologians in their own right. This is important because…
2. Caring about properly understanding and knowing God will lead them to continue to adorn “the hidden person of [their] heart[s] with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.” In other words, they strive for that beauty “which in God’s sight is very precious” (1 Peter 3:3-4).
1. They love Jesus, and I love Jesus; so I get to be their brother twice!
Happy 15th birthday Shekinah and Rhema! I love you two!