Lance and I would like to wish all of you legacy dads a very happy fathers day! Thank you for being willing to step up and to get out of the boat making a difference in others' lives. Whether you are a dad, grandfather, spiritual father (coach, mentor) we want to thank you for taking the legacy dad approach.
This past weekend, some legacy dads and myself took all of our kids (minus a college student) on a weekend camping trip. Imagine just for a moment: 4 Dads, 11 kids (ranging from 4 years old thru 13 years old) and no moms. We came, we saw, we ate, slept and conquered. These men are in my small group and we have grown into a very solid community who are walking together and doing life together.
All of these dads have a lot to offer. They are all gifted and natural born leaders who are on a journey of faith and living in the American way of life. Trying to live a life worthy of God and also trying to leave a legacy for their wives and kids. These guys are true grit and we would do anything for each other, including giving their shirts off their back if the other was in need. One of the four dads is ending a nine year stint as a Deacon in our church (one who has a heart of an Elder and I cannot wait to see him move into that role down the road) The other two amaze me, because although they are "new" in their walk and prayer lives, they are gifted with leadership talent beyond belief.
I am thankful for these brothers because they mean so much to me. I am thankful for their wives because they mean so much to us. I am thankful for their children because they are fun to watch and to see them grow and to see the way that they look at their dads. I pray for these brothers daily that they would continue to stand up against the ways of this world, to get out of the boat of complacency and to walk out onto the water of faith and see what God has in store for their lives.
To all of our readers, thank you for being faithfully committed to making a difference in your life, your families lives, your church lives and in your community.