My Dad’s temporary journey on earth ended on January 6, 2014. During his last week, I sat with him for several hours. In an attempt to “keep him with me”, I asked him many questions. My Dad was always powerfully simple. This week I’m sharing his answers to five of my questions.
Question #1: Dad, what advice would you give me as a Dad? (You can read Dad’s response HERE.)
Question #2: Dad you and Mom have been married for 46 years, what advice would you give me as a husband? (You can read Dad’s response HERE.)
Question #3: I’ve heard that the two most common things that take a pastor down are usually sex or money. As a pastor, did you ever have temptations to be unfaithful to Mom? (You can read Dad’s response HERE.)
Question #4: I’ve heard that the two most common things that take a pastor down are usually sex or money. As a pastor, were you ever tempted to be dishonest with money? (You can read Dad’s response HERE.)
Today is the final Question #5: Dad, you’ve been a pastor for several decades, what advice do you have for me as a younger pastor?
Dad: “Stay close to God. It helps with the difficulties.”
That was it. That was the last piece of advice my Dad ever gave me.
I used to think a legacy was about doing something magnificent. Now I believe it’s about being ordinary and dependable for a long period of time while loving those closest to you. I’m proud of my Daddy’s legacy.
I guess we’re all building a legacy that will impact others aren’t we?
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