A good friend of mine, and my minister, Jed Mullinex, says to be closer to God, one must love the things God Loves. Simple enough. I would imagine the opposite is true as well. To be further from God, love the things God doesn’t love. Today, I am excited to introduce you a father who presented me with a ‘teachable moment’ without trying.
If you know me or follow this blog, you know I am a believer in Jesus Christ. I have found refuge in knowing that in my toughest times, God has had his hand in my life. Often I didn’t deserve his grace, but thankfully, he was there.
Okay, so why lead off with God, Minister, Grace, Refuge? Is this some religious post? No. Although I am a Christian, I have been purposeful with GetConnectDad.com to not be overly religious. I see nothing wrong with a religious focus; but, I want to make sure everyone is welcome, regardless of their spiritual journey.
Then, today happens. A couple of weeks ago, we got a puppy. This puppy requires someone (me) to get up in the middle of the night every four hours for potty training. Needless to say, I have been upset about it. Not “upset” upset about it, but upset enough to make a comment almost every morning about getting out of bed.
God, in his gentle way of reminding me, presents an incredible dad, Jason Tuttle, to me yesterday. In a live broadcast, we did today, Jason tells me how he has to change his son’s catheter every four hours. Forever. Boy, am I selfish? The great thing about dad’s and parents in general is we are always learning. I have a plaque on my desk that says “I am still learning” from a quote made by Michelangelo.
Here is our conversation from today:
Today, Jason taught me:
- It is important to deal with what comes my way.
- The plan is not always what you expect it to be.
- You never know who you are going to meet.
- Love what God’s heart aches for
- Use GetConnectDad for purposes that are close to God’s heart
We are trying to raise $60,000 for a couple of great kids we may never meet. Amazingly though, I will think of Jason, Samantha, and Zachary when I decide to be selfish and complain about stupid stuff.
If you have an extra $2-$5 to spare, please consider supporting this family’s goal to provide a properly equipped van for their kid’s transportation! You can click the link below to support this awesome family!
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