Nov 17, 2019
This is the second part of our dadAWESOME interview with Josh
Walters... Here's the
first half of the conversation. Josh and his wife Katie have
six children, AnnaJaye, Abigail, Abel, Asher, Ari, and Anthem (The
A-Team). They’ve been married for 17 years and Josh has been a
pastor at Seacoast Church for 10 years.
- 2:35 - Josh talking about tattoos to remind him and his wife
about living with multigenerational focus
- 3:30 - "We are driving this vision. We are not drifting into
random grandparent names"
- 3:40 - "I probably have more vision for grandparent Josh than I
do for young professional Josh"
- 4:20 - The tattoos are a reminder of the endgame. Hopefully
someday I get to parent into my kids parenting of their kids.
- 4:45 - "You can lose vision for 30 years from now. You don’t
just stumble into a future where your children want to come home
and spend time with you. Or want to spend their holidays with
- 6:40 - "I feel like I am constantly learning and reminded of my
dad more now with his passing…"
- 7:20 - “We get to model healthy family and the love of a father
and boundaries and fun… And write an alternative story for
- 7:55 - The influence of helping our kids navigate friendships
as a dad is probably one our most significant influence on our
- 9:15 - Dad mistake would be getting really angry when his kids
didn’t take care of their stuff
- 11:25 - A second dad mistake would be missing moments to lay
with his kids and connect with their hearts before bed.
- 13:10 - Josh explains the mission of Francis and Benedict
- 13:15 - Marriage tip — for 17 years of marriage his wife was
organizing her and her family around Josh’s career… This vision was
an answer to dreams on their heart before they started having
- 16:45 - "Don’t underestimate what God can do with a dream"
- 18:00 - Josh praying for all of us dads
- Thanks Shane Long for the DA idea of capturing and celebrating
- Get a jar and begin collecting answered prayers
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