Dear Son, Words of Wisdom

dearson1Dear Son,
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
Love,
Dad

Thus begins my journey of passing on words of wisdom to my oldest son.  This journey began after listening to my son prepare a speech for school.  The topic was Robert E. Lee.  He was an interesting character, but that is not what reached out and grabbed me by the throat.

As my son read his speech, he gave two quotes.  The quotes where good, but that is not what shook me.  Both quotes were letters from Robert E. Lee to his son.  The fact that this form of delivery of wisdom from father to son grabbed by sons attention…grabbed my attention.

The impact of words of wisdom being intentionally delivered from father to son is both amazing and absent from modern parenting.  

Look through history and you will find excellent examples of heroes and leaders throughout the ages formally passing on their wisdom.  Look in the Bible and you will find the greatest example as Solomon passes his wisdom to his son in the book of Proverbs.

I do not want to miss my opportunity to positively affecting my son and help equip him for the road ahead.  I plan to give him one hand-written card (word of wisdom) each week. I will also write a story or commentary for each card and post it on my blog. I hope that the card will serve as a point of reference as he walks through life.

So I begin my journey.  Maybe other fathers will join me.

dearson2Click here to read my commentary of Dear Son #2.

dearson3Click here to read my commentary of Dear Son #3.

dearson4Click here to read my commentary of Dear Son #4.

Dear Son 5Click here to read my commentary of Dear Son #5

dearson6Click here to read my commentary of Dear Son #6

dearson7Click here to read my commentary of Dear Son #7

photoClick here to read my commentary of Dear Son, Words of Widom #8

ask noteClick here to read how I learned this lesson while working at the funeral home.

photoClick here to read my comments on Dear Son, Words of Wisdom #10

photoClick here to read my additional comments on Dear Son, Words of Wisdom #11

seek truth speak truthClick here to find out more about truth and lies.

dearson12Click here to find out how I discovered this secret to success in a funeral home.dear son 14Click here to discover more about the power of “Thank You”

dearson15Click here to find my comments and read the Reputation Protection Plan.

dear son 16Click here to find out more about choosing friends wisely.

dearson17Click here to find out how God made a way for me two days before my junior year at Liberty University. 

dear son 18Click to find out how I learned this lesson from Jesus and Spider-Man.

dearson19Click here to find out more about the power of handwritten letters.
dearson20

Click here to read how I learned this lesson from The Lion King

dearson21Click here to find out more about the battle.

dear22Click here to find out how I learned this lesson on the Amazon river.

ds23Click here to find out how I learned this lesson from The Dead Poets Society.

photoClick here to find out more about choosing a wife.

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15 thoughts on “Dear Son, Words of Wisdom

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  15. aww, i was just searching for a picture to go with my own blog post about letters to my sons and wound up here!
    such a wonderful idea 🙂 thank you for sharing!

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