This is my new favorite picture.
This is just another random baby I picked up in Ecuador. I just can’t resist a cute baby. And he NEEDED to learn to blow raspberries, so I taught him. Hope his mom didn’t mind.:)
I just love the expression on his face. Look at how he’s studying my face. I don’t know if he thinks I’m weird - or is fascinated by me – or has never seen anyone so old - but he’s into it.
I have the gift of Leadership. I get that. People follow me. I was illegally parked in an alley behind a restaurant this week and I was the only car there. When we came back a line of cars had joined me. Becca said, “Dad, I don’t know why it is, but people just follow you.”
People are hungry for leadership. People are looking to you for leadership. At the very least your children are. And probably more people than you care to admit. What are you giving them? (Besides blowing raspberries and illegal parking. :)
2 Timothy 2:2 - And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
The older I get, the more I realize my responsibility to the next generation. I wish everyone reading this would go pick up my friend, Wess Stafford’s new book “Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever.”
It’s a great book in which he tells stories of the little moments that change our lives for the good or for the bad. If you think for a second, you’ll think of one - one teacher, family member, priest, pastor, friend, who believed in you and your life was never the same. Or, sadly, maybe you’re thinking the opposite.
Will you make me a promise and start looking – especially as you look to the next generations – for just a moment that could change someone’s life. Look them in the eyes and tell them they can do it.
It only takes a minute.