“Are you on the road with Jesus? You and Him might not be talking; you might not be having this knock-em-down, drag-em-out awesome conversation where He’s giving you all the plans and you’re hearing His voice – maybe, maybe not. But are you with Him?”
“Obviously, we need to make sure that the planks are out of our own eyes so that we can remove the dust in someone else’s eye, and we need to not sit on some high horse and throw stones. But we do need to, in love, witness the truth and speak it and proclaim it in our actions, our words, …
My mother is Sicilian Catholic, for all the things that brings in, and my dad’s a hardcore Irish Catholic. [There was] a lot of talking about it one one side, never mentioned it on the other. But his actions spoke very loud to me, and to this day are irreplaceable.
“It could be a wonderful person, but if they’ve hurt me, that’s how I define them. Instead of defining our spouse or our situation as the thing that I’ve got to escape from or I’m not going to survive, is I’ve got to somehow be able to see the good.”
God has been very patient with me in that process to recognize – “Look, your life’s not gonna be a total failure. This is gonna be a totally different adventure, and it’s going to be what I create. And there’s no way you can understand that now, but you’re gonna see it lay out day after day. When you put …
When people say “5 kids and this and that – how do you do that”, I say “Wait, do you think I’m like a Superman?” It is God. You have to see that God wants to move in all our lives, and if we do anything good it’s because of Him. He’s knocking at our door, and we’ve gotta let …
“They’ve given themselves more than any human being ever could have. It’s miraculous the ways they’ve been able to do that. Not only are they not dead, they’re doing really well. And then you look at those people that have alot of kids, and they’re doing really well. You either write them off as either superheroes or super crazy.”
We need to work hard, but at the same time we also need to be able to play hard, and enjoy time together. And that leads us to be more refreshed and more fulfilled. And the role of work doesn’t trump my role as a father and as a husband.
“Am I gonna spend 30 minutes looking at my phone when I could just be hanging out with my kids playing Legos? I don’t want to play with Legos, but you know what? That’s what love looks like. Because I’m looking at the focus of my kids.”
“My wife is more than I ever could have asked for. She’s more than I deserve. If I can just rest in that, let that be the gift that it is, it is absolutely overwhelming. The joy that comes from that is overwhelming – it’s the best.”