It was the second time I’d heard a particular “Radio Minute with *Whose’em-Face” (Whose’em-Face being whoever the fellow was with his succinct stories with a witty moral at the end). I was thinking to myself, “Why can’t this guy just hurry up and say his stuff so I can hear some music!” This story was vaguely familiar and I knew I’d heard it recently… just a few hours before.
The guy was talking about his regret with his father: he had written his dad a tribute but was unable to share it with him due to an early death by heart attack. He described the deep desires to share these things with his father while he was still alive.
Funny thing I was hearing that twice on Wednesday – my dad’s birthday was the next day.
As a tribute to my Dad (one day late for his Birthday – with 2 boys in the house, sometimes life happens) I want to say that he is one of the most involved, present, and loving fathers – I’ve heard stories of others, and my Father just seems to stand above the rest. He does his best to represent Jesus to us, and he gives advice and perspective rooted in deep wisdom and love for Jesus.
He is always willing to tell you what really matters and what really doesn’t matter.
Over the years I have seen him grow tremendously in his own realization of Father God’s heart for him, and this change has been very evident in his own fathering, grandfathering, and shepherding of his congregation.
He has overcome obstacles and has seen the Lord use him in many impactful ways.
He is a pioneer and refuses to consider re-tirement – only re-FIREment (i.e., he’s not spending his later years on a long vacation, but instead is continuing on in Holy Spirit-led ministry)!
My dad is the BEST!
I love you Dad!