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Learning From Experience | Fatherly Wisdom

Learning From Experience

Proverbs 22:6 — “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Wouldn’t it be great if you could revisit yourself in the past to advise on a situation? Not that I have it all together currently, but I know the young me would have benefitted from some council from the future me. I think it would have gone a little something like this.

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God’s Role Is Evident In Your Life

God's Role

God who delivered David from a bear, a lion and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17:37 has also delivered me from the dirt and more turmoil in life called busyness, greed, and selfishness.  God’s role is evident in your life and mine.

I was seeking happiness and joy in all the wrong places.  I sadly felt busyness was associated with success, and I wanted everyone to see I was busy. I found approval through admiration and joy through the next best gadget.

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Your Kids Learn in the Details

Kids Learn

The older I get, the more I am amazed at how my grown children mimicked my attitudes when they were young. I’ll never forget what my daughter told me about how I influenced her eating habits.

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Your Father Awaits

Your Father Awaits

Luke 15:24 — “For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’And they began to celebrate.”

I’m sure we’ve all have at least heard of “The Prodigal Son” and hopefully read that parable as well in the book of Luke. If you are a Dad, then this story probably resonates with you on many levels. 

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Be Humble or Be Humbled

Be Humble or Be Humbled - Membership

2 Chronicles 7:14 — “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

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Grandparenting Must Be Intentional

Grandparenting Must Be Intentional

I love my grandchildren! I guess most grandparents love their grandkids. God gives us this bond with them. I’ve analyzed this at length, and part of it has to do with getting a mini do-over. We get to be a “shadow” parent, not real parents, but right behind. Another reason is I can see me in them. I see personality traits, good or bad that they are developing that reminds me of…well me.

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