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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wonderful Paradox

A note to my son Josh on his 24th Birthday

 

 

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“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”
― Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

Josh… I’m amazed.

Dads have this wonderful paradox living inside them. On one hand, we strive to help our children grow up, become men and woman of character and then…


You encourage them to walk through the door of adventure.

On the other hand, you have spent years protecting, providing, prodding… praying. The investment of time, energy, tears and love, have changed the man you were. All of this has connected you with God at a level you couldn’t imagine before. You wake up and realize that this is the adventure you were born for.

A father, a coach, a mentor and a friend.

So my son, go live among the lions, be brave and courageous. Love people the same way. Live outrageously confident of the love Father God has for you and the adventure He has prepared.

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ESV

I love you Josh…Happy Birthday!
Dad

 

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