Wednesday, May 29 2019
This week I heard a great question asked…“what defines you?”
Many would say their job, title or career.
Many of us might let our finances…awards or possessions define us.
How about you?
While all of those things may be worthwhile goals…all of these things are only temporary.
All of these things are what the world tells us is important.
So how do we know what should define us?
The Bible says this in Philippians 4:8:
"Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is commendable—
if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—
dwell on these things”
Could it be then…”what we dwell in…defines us?”
Its time to “dwell well” my brothers!
DADs…“get in the game”…
Today is game day…and so is every day God gives you! So…C’mon men…Suit Up!
Wednesday, May 22 2019
DADs…a good friend and mentor once told me that he believed
every person should have his own vision statement.
Now being a goal setter…
I always 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 then, I have not only set my own individual vision statement,
I am developing one for my family as well.
But the one thing I must remember…
is that it is always great to have a plan and a vision,
but, to seek God’s counsel and pray along the way…
As it says in
Plans fail when there is no counsel,
but with many advisers they succeed.
And it reads in...
A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD determines his steps.
It is so important to write your vision today…but seek God along the way!
“get in the game”…
Today is game day…
and so is every day…
God gives you! So…
C’mon men…Suit Up!
Wednesday, May 15 2019
I have always known this.
God placed this on my heart long ago and we started Suit Up Ministries.
BUT…to see it in action always seals the deal and reinforces our vision!
This past Tuesday…I had grandpa duty with granddaughter one…while granddaughter two was being born. My one responsibility…my mission...two words: TESSA KAY.
After a full day of practicing my "grandpa-ability"…we made it to the hospital that evening…to welcome Tessa Kay’s new baby sister Mia Rechelle!
Walking down the hall my son in law Josh was taking his new daughter to their new room with nurses and mommy close by. Well when Tessa Kay saw just a glimpse of her dad all the way down the hall…she starting calling out…”daddy…daddy”
When she saw daddy was busy for the moment Tessa Kay did not understand. All the way down the hall she continued calling out “daddy”…Tessa Kay was not going to be denied.
She wanted her daddy and Josh heard her. He came out of the room and Tessa Kay ran into his embrace. She was safe and in her daddy’s arms once again.
As you can imagine…my allergies flared up and I was again reminded that there is no substitute for a little child’s dad.
I am so grateful that my daughter has a husband that not only loves her…(my precious little girl) but is the dad Tessa Kay and Mia needs!
But…then it hit me…right there in the hospital hallway…as it made me think of all those precious kids calling out for daddy and dad is nowhere to be seen!
Men we show up for sports...guys night out...hunting expeditions...we often try to relive our glory days in softball leagues...purchasing things thinking we will find happiness...but too many men and the statistics are real…fail to show up for our kids and family.
If you are a man that is a father…move to the next level and be the DAD. Better…than that... be the DAD WARROR…WE ARE READY…RELENTLESS IN OUR RESPONSIBILITIES! And what is the greatest RESPONSIBILITY of all? Being the DAD God has called us all to be! There is no substitute for a dad!
I pray for all dads to be the DAD God has called us to be and prayers of gratitude for the many mom’s that every day stand in the gap for their kids!
DADs…do not stand on the sidelines of life…
get off the bench…“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!
So…C’mon DADs…Suit Up!
Wednesday, May 08 2019
DADs…have you ever been around a person that has a contagious personality?
A person that seems to possess an intangible quality that cannot be easily duplicated. Even when enduring difficult circumstances?
Whenever I encounter a person like that…it motivates me to be better.
Usually if I am able to spend any time with them at all…it becomes clear that the origin of their contagious qualities stems from a deep relationship with Jesus Christ.
I Thessalonians 1:6
DADs...Be contagious. A contagious Christian…A contagious DAD...by imitating His teachings and positively living your life for Him.
DADs…“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you! So…
C’mon Men…Suit Up!
Wednesday, May 01 2019
Have you ever been afraid?
DADs...I don’t know about you, but those verses encourage me.
No matter the outcome...No matter the score...No matter the decision...