Posted by: Joe Palmer | June 17, 2009

Lessons from Dad


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Lessons From Dad,

By Joe Palmer

One thing that is missing today in our homes, and churches is male spiritual leadership. Men don’t know how to lead and women aren’t always willing to follow. I was blessed to have a Dad who lead, but loved and respected our Mom. In honor of my Dad, and as a reminder to all of us who are Dad’s of things we need to be teaching I have written down Ten lesson my Dad taught me while growing up. I invite you to add other lessons and stories about what your Dad taught you.

Lessons from Dad
1. Save 10% of your income starting from the first day you work. No. this isn’t to buy an electronic gadget or car, or anything else unless it’s real estate.

2. Before you do anything, make a decision, or make a major purchase go get the advice of someone you trust who has been down that road before.

3. The least person you know can make a difference in your life. Be nice to everybody.

4. Never compromise your family name. Your reputation is one of your most valuable assets.

5. If you are ever in the company of people doing wrong: leave. If you are there then you are just as guilty as they are. Your presence implies approval.

6. Don’t Smoke, Don’t drink, live a moderate life and you will live longer and be healthier.

7. Be especially nice to old people. A little bit of kindness and attention to them means a lot.

8. Work hard regardless of what you are being paid. You are working for a raise, and someone will give it to you.

9. Worship, Bible Class, and being active in the church takes priority over everything else except emergencies.

10. People are all the same: rich, poor, black, white. Most truly successful people are nice. Everyone appreciates hospitality, kindness, and honesty.

For another good read on Father’s Scott McCown shares his Top List of Verses about Fathers.


Responses

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    Via Twitter

    David Lemmons wrote,

    Joe, from what you wrote, dads like yours would solve a great number of our major problems today. Great post!

    My Response,
    They would indeed how do we train them.

  2. My Dad always told me to trust, trust, trust…in God!!

    • Good Advice Trent.

  3. My Dad was absent from my life from age 5. He left my Mother for another woman. I never learned anything from him until he was on his dying bed. He told my older brothers to be good to thier wives and children, to stay with them, because that was what God wanted. Even though I was an adult, married and a parent, it was good for me to know he knew he had done wrong and that God does have a part in our livies.

  4. […] June 17, 2010 7:47 pm One more for Fathers Day. Lessons From Dad, By Joe Palmer One thing that is missing today in our homes, and churches is male spiritual leadership. Men don't know how to lead and women aren't always willing to follow. I was blessed to have a Dad who lead, but loved and respected our Mom. In honor of my Dad, and as a reminder to all of us who are Dad's of things we need to be teaching I have written down Ten lesson my Dad taught me while growing up. I invite you to add othe … Read More […]


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