In this episode of the DadPOD, I take you with me on a drive where we have a little car ride chat about the three “C’s” of fatherhood. A number of months ago I wrote a multiple piece series blog about this. It was called Dad as Coach (parts 1 & 2), Dad as Counselor and Dad as Consultant.
Is there anything we can learn that is good from the relationship between Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus that we can take with us as fathers? I think there is one thing, an important thing we can take from all that…that’s what I share in this DadPad blog post.
Tonight, a movie opens up that takes that story and modernizes it with a twist. Grace Unplugged opens at theaters across the nation this weekend. I had the privilege of interviewing Brad Silverman, the Director/Writer of the film on my last DadPOD episode
What do you do for overcoming fear in your life? What fears did you have as a kid? What fears do your kids have? Fears are almost always unfounded but they are real. Overcoming fears as a child is a big step to learning how to overcome fears as an adult.
Moms and Dads are known for their ability to douse or raise a young kids hopes with one simple sentence that they remember for the rest of their lives. Phrases like…
We arrived in Las Vegas and as you can imagine, it was hot! Of course, I wasn’t old enough to gamble (though I probably snuck in a nickel or quarter into those one-armed bandits as my grandma called them). The only place in Vegas that was kid-friendly was Circus Circus so that’s where we would go. As my dad spent time at the blackjack table I would spend time up in the arcade, playing pinball and arcade games. I won a rediculously sized St. Bernard stuffed animal that had to travel with us the rest of the trip.
Today I read a blog post from a young man I’ve known for years and he made me think a little more deeply about legacy. I got his latest post delivered to my email inbox this afternoon and once again his introspection and thoughtfully worded blog post caught my attention. This time it wasn’t about his mother and her fighting cancer (though maybe upon further reflection it did have something to do with his post) but about a sermon his pastor preached recently about leaving a legacy and legend and an ensuing conversation he and his wife had with another couple on that subject. Here’s an excerpt from his post:
We are preparing a journal as dads to leave to our children. It’s a journal that requires us to answer some questions about our past, our interests, some personal exposes and other information (fun and serious) that we are recording for the benefit of our children and our legacy. The questions are coming out of a book entitled, A Father’s Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words, by J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson publishing.
Alcoholism never happens because someone says, “I want to be enslaved to alcohol”. It usually starts out of a need to be accepted, loved and known. It always starts with the first drink and the opportunity to numb those hurts when we aren’t getting what we long for…real relationships. David Palmer needed those same things. Hear his story on the latest episode of the DadPOD.
No matter the task, it really has much less to do with my “passion” but much more about my “willingness” to do what needs to be done since there is no one else that can do what I can do in my family as a father.