2015

Dr. Don Worcester —  January 2, 2015 — Leave a comment

2014 is now in the History books. Most years have surprises, things we did not see coming both good and bad. Some amount of blessing and burden seems to find its way into every calendar year. A New Year brings a new invitation. The new invitation is to look forward and to move forward. Too much time looking back can distract us from taking our next good step.

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The Apostle Paul did not have much of a rear view mirror in his own life.

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:13-14

 

We are dads with daughters; let’s remind ourselves again what we want to be about in the coming year:

 

Demonstrate Love

Don’t demand it

 

Be good at Listening

Not lecturing

 

Encourage Big Fun

Not Big Fear

 

Guard her heart

Not your ego

 

Celebrate more than

Criticize

 

Believing her is more important than understanding her

 

A Fresh Start will help her release her mistakes

Not recycle them

 

Confess your mistakes

before confronting her mistakes

 

Share what’s in your heart

Not just what’s in your head

 

Win the relationship

Not the argument

 

Protect her from the things that harm

Equip her for the things that hurt

 

And believe that the Good News is

Still Good, even when the News is bad

 

 

We don’t really know what is coming in 2015. But we can show up and swing away at loving and leading our daughters.

Happy New Year

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Make it a great one!

 

Grace and Peace

Dr, Don Worcester

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