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Wednesday, January 30 2019
DADs…how many times have you started a project at home thinking you could save a few dollars and do it all yourself?
 
Hey…you have seen how easy it is on TV…You even google it.
Then, you convince yourself that you really do not need to ask any questions at the neighborhood hardware store because you tell yourself…"I got this!"
 
You think…that it will only take just a few hours…with the right tools and presto…no problem!
 
Not long into the work…it becomes evident that you may be in over your head. Panic sets in when you realize you may not be able to do this alone. 
 
 In John 5:30…even Jesus knows that He cannot do it all on His own:
30"I can do nothing on My own. I judge only as I hear, and My judgment is righteous, 
because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 
In Romans 13:12 Paul reminds us to equip ourselves:
12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.  
So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
DADs, we are not an island. In reality, we need others in our life…and most importantly we need Jesus Christ.
 
DADs…“get  in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you! 
So…C’mon men…Suit Up!
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Wednesday, January 23 2019

DADs…one of my favorite places to spend time is in my Man Cave watching hours of college football.

Some Saturday’s from sunrise to sunset I  center my whole day around game times and sports highlights.

Surrounding me in my Man Cave are walls of sports memorabilia and pictures of sporting events. Anybody that might walk into this sports Mecca without knowing me could easily assume my passion and heart for sports. 

While all these things are all important to me…They are not eternal. I must find and keep a balance. If these things become all consuming…then my relationships with God and family will suffer.

I must ask myself, “at what point are these things I desire, hindering my relationships and my role as the DAD and husband God has called me to be?"

In the passage, Matthew 6:21:Jesus tells his disciples: 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

DADs...Are your treasures in the right places?  What is it I am doing that would let others know by watching me that my love of Christ is my foundation for all other things?  

DADs…“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you! 

So…C’mon men…Suit Up!

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Wednesday, January 16 2019
A good friend and mentor once told me that he believed every person should have his own personal vision statement.
 
As goal setter myself, I always have understood the importance of having goals to achieve, and a vision statement for my work…but, I had never considered my own personal vision statement.
 
Since that day, I have not only set my own individual vision statement,  I am developing one for my family as well.
 
As the DAD we must ensure our plan and our vision is “kingdom" like, by ensuring we seek God’s counsel through prayer along the way. 
 
As it says inProverbs 15:22Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
 
And in…Proverbs 16:9it reads:
A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD determines his steps.
 
DADs…it is so important to write your vision today, discerning God's desires and countless blessings, while enlarging His territory.
Write one that includes your role as the DAD and the spiritual leader of your family. 
By doing this you will be demonstrating the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and adding value to the precious gifts God has given you. 
 
DADs…“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you! So…C’mon men…Suit Up!
 
To follow the “Suit Up” Movement…
 
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Wednesday, January 09 2019
DADs…recently I heard a motivational speaker ask the question…“what do you do with your 24?”
 
Now the speaker was referring to the number of hours each of us have every day!
 
I thought to myself…what a simple but great question.
 
If I take inventory of just the past week…it is easy to see that I have wasted a lot of the time God has given me. Often times taking each day for granted.
 
In one of my favorite scriptures Psalm 118:24:
It says…“This is the day the Lord hath made…let us rejoice and be glad in it” 
Way too often as men and DADswe forge forward to the future without being present today. If we are truly going to maximize our brief time here on earth, then we must consider every “24”God gives us!
One of the ways we can honor our "24"is to love our family by NOT over scheduling our calendar with stuff, leading us to miss opportunities to fully live 
and be the man God has called us to be. 

Hebrews 3:13  But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

DADs…let’s start each day, by remembering those God has placed into our lives, to be their cheerleader, and to practice our compassion each day.
Today…do NOTsimply count days…Today...make your "24"count!
 
DADs…“get in the game”…
Today is game day…and so is every day…
God gives you! So…C’mon men…Suit Up!
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Wednesday, January 02 2019
DADs…as we turn the calendar to 2019, I ask you, "Do you have a huddle?
And if you do, “Who is in your huddle?"
Is it filled with people of integrity holding you accountable or do you surround yourself with those that might lead you astray?
 
DADs for your sake and for your family’s sake, again I ask, "Do you have a huddle?"
Most successful leaders will share, intentional men of substance include people in their huddle that will celebrate their walk with Christ and spiritual journey.
 
Even Jesus had a huddle. Jesus’ huddle was His disciples. All men with different backgrounds…but all sharing in Christ’s mission.  
 
 John 6:3 So Jesus went up a mountain and sat down there with His disciples.
 
DADs…you see Jesus understood the importance of not only having a huddle…but also spending time with them as well.
 
If you don’t have a huddle…ask God to give you one…then huddle up today. 
In 2019 your huddle can keep you focused and remind you to press on towards the goals enlarging His territory and being the DAD God has called you to be!
DADs…“get in the game”…
Today is game day…and so is every day…
God gives you! So…C’mon men…Suit Up!
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