Letter from the Publisher

Not too long ago, I heard a story about a Pastor who served as a Chaplin in a Texas prison. One day, as Mother’s Day drew near, one of the prisoners approached the Chaplin and asked if he could get a Mother’s Day card for his mother. The Chaplin happily provided him with one.

This news spread quickly amongst all the prisoners, and ultimately almost all of them asked the Chaplin for cards. He gladly helped them as well.  He said to himself, “this has been an incredible ministry opportunity! I’ve been trying to reach these guys for some time without much success.” 

With Father’s Day in less than six weeks, he thought ahead and ordered cards for their dads. Much to his dismay Father’s Day came and went without a single prisoner requesting a card. That speaks volumes as to why some of them were imprisoned in the first place.

It’s our responsibility to “train up a child in the way he/she should go.” Not the school, not the government, but us as parents; fathers. The role of a dad runs far deeper than blood- it takes more than simply having children to be a father. Be a part of their life. Be someone that they are proud to proclaim, “This is my dad!”  

Scripture teaches that who we are and how we live is like a “letter from God.” Our kids read that letter, each and every day.

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” – Ephesians 6:4        

 

Joseph R. Menslage
President/Publisher
Katy Christian Magazine
joseph@houstonchristianmagazine.com

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Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.