A Lesson Learned

I was helping my dad paint a fence. He said to start at the top and work down, due to drips.

An older gentleman walked by and advised my dad to paint from the top down. My dad listened politely. Later, I asked my dad why he didn’t tell him he already knew that. He said it gave the old man pleasure to offer some useful advice.

Role modeling

It is God’s design for parents to mold children’s minds (Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 4:9-10; Ephesians 6:4). The best parenting is tell and show—consistently.


My dad would be pleased that what he said and did that day would stick in my mind for some 60 years!

You just never know.

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