Thursday, June 12, 2014

Since It's Father's Day...

Since it is Father’s Day this coming weekend, I wanted to commit this issue of the Freshly Bru’d to all the dads out there. If you are not a dad, don’t think “this issue isn’t for me.” There is something for all of us to glean.

The following are excerpts from Mark Merrill’s All Pro Dad book:

1.  Love is not a feeling; it is a decision. Love is an act of the will to be patient, kind, gentle, humble, sincere, compassionate, giving, faithful, trusting, forgiving, uniting and persevering.

2. Image is how we think others view us… identity is who we really are.

3. Children need to know we love them for who they are, not for what they do.

4. Your job as a dad is not that of a general contractor… your job is that of a CEO in your home.

5. People often say “time is money.” I say, “time is love.”

6. If you are married, the very best thing you can do for your children is to love their mother.

7. Everybody can be great, because anyone can serve. – Martin Luther King Jr.

8. Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that because that’s what the world needs, people who come alive. – Howard Thurman

9. You must be forever expanding your capacity to love in order to expand your capacity to lead in your home.

10. Leading a family is the hardest job a man can ever have. – Dave Ramsey

Pastor Mark
P.S. Dad’s Day is this Sunday! Be there! Invite your dad to join you. Take him to lunch afterwards. Tell him how much he means to you. If you want to learn how to be successful in life don’t miss the service. To be great, you have to be_________. What word do you believe should go in the blank?

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