If, as the old ad says, membership has its’ privileges, then there are times when fatherhood has its’ privileges too. And, this is the real kind of privilege. The kind that gives more joy after received, not like the purchase of another item I don’t really need while racking up credit card debt I definitely don’t need. No, this is a special kind of privilege that every dad who’s ever received it will immediately feel deep down in his soul.
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:
Courageous opened with a bang and we’ll soon be hearing the numbers for opening night and weekend. Whatever the final numbers are, to GOD be the glory. This was a project that was conceived and bathed in prayer. I’ve already read a number of reviews including a few from those who don’t hold much regard […]
You will not usually see those three words in the same sentence or phrase. Yet, for Rob Mitchell, it’s his story. My wife and I had the privilege of meeting Rob for dinner where he shared his personal testimony from being abandoned at the age of 3 to finding and living in hope today. [tweetmeme […]
[tweetmeme source= ‘jeffabram’ only_single=false] Saw this article in OneNewsNow. Looking forward with great anticipation to the Kendrick brothers (Alex and Steven, Pastors from Sherwood Baptist Church and producers/actors/writers for three previous films, Flywheel, Facing the Giants and, most recently, Fireproof) next movie called Courageous. Here’s a brief excerpt from that article. The script for the […]
The Olympic Games are always great fodder for moving stories. This one is especially touching about the recent death of the son of the US Hockey Teams coach, Brian Burke. Here’s an excerpt of the story from Olympics Fanhouse website: It was comforting to watch Burke on the dais alongside head coach Ron Wilson and […]
I love a great hero. Most of my favorite movies have a valient hero as it’s central character. I think it’s part of being a man. And, as a dad, I have visions of being my childrens hero. So, when I see or hear of a heroic father I pay attention- to join the brotherhood […]