Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lessons from my Dad

  • Show your love to your family- with actions and words
  • Take interest in the details of people.
  • Be all things to all people.
  • Christmas should be over the top.
  • Be quick to laugh-keep a cheesy joke ready at all times.
  • Love and serve your spouse, even more than your children.
  • Passionately study and memorize the Bible.
  • Find a hobby that makes you a better person as a whole.
  • Be disciplined.
  • When moved by the Lord, it's ok to cry.
  • Make His name famous- not yours.
  • Always know the best ice cream place in any town.
  • Pour into the future- invest in those younger than you.
  • When at all possible- take the chance to publicly embarrass you children. They'll laugh later.
  • Give thoughtful gifts.
  • Much can be learned from a battlefield or biography.  
  • Surround yourself with people of integrity and tell them you are grateful for them often.
  • Exercise your mind and your body.
  • There is no such thing as too much Blue Bell.
  • Let God fight your battles.
  • Memorize names.
  • A good run can be the most worshipful time of your day. 
  • Do anything to elicit a smile form those you love.
  • See the beauty in the smell of a mountain or the green of a fairway.
  • Prayerfully make decisions and have a thick skin when people disagree with them.
  • Don't worry about who's mad, keep your focus on the mission Christ gave you. 
  • Lead with gentle strength.
Love, Peeper

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