The language of kids is fun. As a parent, it’s important that I speak their language as much as possible. Overtime, as this happens my kids begin to trust me
The language of kids is fun. As a parent, it’s important that I speak their language as much as possible. Overtime, as this happens my kids begin to trust me more and more. They see me as someone who actually cares about them. These are the investments that matter over the long haul!
If you can, go take an adventure with your kids. I promise these investments will pay off one day! Happy tubing…
I love my family. The joys of being a dad surround me with each passing weekend. To think that I “get to” do this is a privilege I don’t take lightly.
Teaching my kids how to be adventurous starts with me. Hopefully one day they will remember these moments and be inspired to do the same with their family.
Through a series of AMAZING events I had the chance to connect with Ron Mackey, The Director of Deerfoot, a boy’s camp in upstate New York. Within an hour of discussing everything from leadership to discipleship, I walked away with three pages of notes. Ron is a down-to-earth guy who challenged me to pursue Jesus with everything I have, embrace challenging circumstances, and continue to do whatever it takes to build long lasting relationships.
He mentioned that “he’s over his head and desperate for the Lord to show up and help him” as he leads Deerfoot. His humility is admirable and I value a man who is so confident in his faith while desperate for God’s provision. I could listen to this guy for hours and I was so encouraged that at the end of the day his desire is to be a deep well to be used by God in any way he sees fit.
As a leader, parent, and student of Jesus I was stretched by my time with Ron. I’m always looking for ways to be a better dad. Ron gave me a new newfound desire to see my children grow up seeking God’s face and living an adventure for Him. Ron’s encouraging words built momentum in my heart, and I’m certain that I can help my kids be warriors for Jesus, trusting Him through life’s storms. I really want my kids to have deep roots and strong relationships and as I talked to Ron I found a renewed confidence that I can help them in this area. Ron gave me three things that are fail proof when creating momentum as I desire these things for my kids:
1. Pursue the Lord at all costs
2. Live a life that embraces and accepts challenge
3. Develop deep and meaningful relationships
I’m so grateful to Ron for the legacy he’s leaving in the lives of young men including my boys. If you’re a leader who is passionate about seeing young men grow in their faith I encourage you to reach out to my friend Ron. A conversation with him will not only lift your spirits but challenge your faith as well.
I love what Jeff says about the future of your life.
“The people that you listen too are a preview of a future you.”
Man that is good! You can learn from everyone, but it’s intentional time with the right people that will help you become better.