Aug 5, 2021
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Bob Merritt led Eagle Brook Church for 28 years. He retired in
March of 2020 and lives in White Bear, MN with his wife Laurie. He
joins us for this 2-Part podcast conversation on fatherhood themes
ranging from leadership blindspots to fatherhood insights learned
from his dog Blue.
FATHERS FOR THE FATHERLESS
—MINNEAPOLIS, MN — August 28th, 2021
— DENVER, CO — September 18th, 2021
— PHILADELPHIA, PA — October 2nd, 2021
— NEW YORK, NY — October 16th, 2021
— PHOENIX, AZ — November 20th, 2021
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- Text “DAD” to 651-370-8618
to join the dadAWESOME Nudge to
becoming an intentional dad
- 3:44 - Bob's daughter, Meg, shares reflections
on her dad.
- 7:54 - The impact of dads bringing their
families to church
- 11:35 - Deuteronomy 6 - "Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul and all your strength.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts [parents]. Impress
these things on your kids. Talk about them when you sit at home,
when you walk along the road, when you lie down, when you get up
- 12:37 - "So the question I would have for dads:
Do you know God's word well enough? Are God's commands on your
heart? Because you can't teach your kids what you don't
- 14:28 - "Pain, I think can lead to passion or
pain can lead to passivity." - Jeff Zaugg
- 16:01 - "You know, life is full of pain. We all
have it. But what I would say is that God doesn't cause that pain.
Right. But God can help you heal from that pain and put you on a
better path if you'll be willing to allow him to do that."
- 17:23 - "Pain is a signal that
something's wrong when it comes to life."
- 21:12 - "So if I've got an anger issue, but I'm
not seeing it. Will I have enough humility so. Will I have enough
strength, Jeff, to ask somebody, 'Hey, will you help me see some
things in my life?' See it's a person of strength who's willing to
admit I've got an anger problem or I've got a spending problem.
People of weakness, will never admit they have an issue."
- 25:19 - "You got to be humble
enough and self-aware enough to know that we all have flaws and
weaknesses, that if we could just get somebody to help us look at
that, you know, it could just open the world to us."
- 28:02 - Deuteronomy 30 - "I've set
before you life and death, blessings and curses now choose life so
that you and your children may live."