In this episode of the DadPOD, I had the opportunity to interview David Murrow. David is the author of a provocative book entitled, Why Men Hate Going to Church.
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.
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:
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.