He wasn’t ready. After my last post about Andy’s journey with us we sat over breakfast discussing what I thought the next blog post should cover and how we would convey it… by a video interview! Almost immediately I could tell he was completely uncomfortable; the change in skin tone, from what one would consider normal, to a very rosy red color. “You don’t want to do it?” I asked him. “No, its not that. It’s just speaking in front of a camera makes me nervous. I’m afraid I’ll freeze up,” he said. “I’ll tell you what Andy,” I said, “we won’t do the video until you tell me you’re ready, how does that sound?” “Okay dad, I’ll be sure to let you know” he said, making sure not to keep eye contact me with. Now, three months later he is ready, and here is how it happened…
Can I Call You Dad?
I remember this day! It was full of joy and excitement. Baptizing Andy was special to our entire church family. They were aware of Andy’s story and knew of his hard past so to hear that he wanted to accept Jesus Christ and be baptized was just great news! But before he be became my brother in Christ, I became his DAD!
Becoming Fathers to the Fatherless
I guess you can say I was born into it. The strong and innate desire to mentor or be a father figure to children who do not have a strong positive fatherly male role model. [Read more…]