Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Being dad stuff

A few people have asked for some of the ppt material from my sermon on Sunday - so here they are...

The books I recommended:

Douglas Macarthur, 5 Star US General, quote:

By profession, I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder – infinitely prouder – to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, 'Our Father who art in Heaven.'

Here’s the anonymous quote:
One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.

And my attempt at a diagram to depict 'keeping priorities in balance':

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