Aug 12, 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.
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- PART 1 of this conversation with Bob Merritt -
- 2:33 - Dave Merritt speaking about his dad
- 5:58 - Asking his son, "Where do I screw
- 7:24 - Jeff asks, "What have you learned about
your Heavenly Father from your dog?"
- 9:37 - Parenting wisdom he sees in his kids
- 11:38 - Jesus in my weakness. Show yourself
strong. It's not about me. I need you. It's a posture of kneeling,
actually, as a physical posture of saying this is not about me
delivering awesome. This is about me being average in desperate
- 13:03 - I was just driven by this this absolute
fear and sense of responsibility that I had to say things to a
congregation that were true and helpful and relevant to their
lives. And if I failed at that man, what a what a failure. And I
just I couldn't allow myself to do that.
- 16:07 - Sharing a significant parenting moment
with his son.
- 22:01 - Quote from John Maxwell, "There's
enormous magic in a tiny word, do. When we tell ourselves I'll do
it, we unleash tremendous power. What is the number one catalyst
for change? It's action. And if you take action, it will change
- 23:13 - "I'll tell parents, you might not know
what to do. You might say some things wrong, but do not bail. Don't
walk away, don't.... ignore the issue. Pay attention to the right
time and the right away, but stay in the battle. Don't just pretend
there's not an issue. Don't pretend that it's going to fix itself .
You might have to give it time to simmer down or whatever, but
don't abdicate the responsibility of being a parent to the culture.
You're the parent. God put you in that role for a reason and you
might not know the exact thing to say or do.... but got to be
there. You got to be present."