Father Family Rhythms
“if your kids don’t see the sabbath day as their favorite day of the week, then you’re doing it wrong”
“it’s going to take intentionality and it’s going to take you guarding your heart above all else. For from it flows living water. And this is meant to be an overflow journey, not one of scarcity, but one where you are being filled up daily to be poured out like a reservoir to fill your kids up and your wife and you can do it. And it’s an invitation piece. It’s not… God’s not going to ever make you do this. You’ve got to take him up on his invitation.”
“Anything lasting, anything of eternal value, anything of substance, we can’t do without Him. But as far as the big picture….we parent out of relationship – our relationship with God and our relationship with our kids and life, it’s a rhythm, and God designed it that way.”
“I wanted him in this liminal space. My goal was to irreparably break his heart for the poor of the world so he’d never just be a spoiled, complacent American ever – He’d always be haunted, because those years are so formative… I just wanted to get in there, God’s heart for the poor.”
As 17-year veterans of Cru, David and Meg Robbins have served in a variety of capacities, including team leaders in Pisa, Italy, campus directors at the University of Georgia, national director of Campus Field Ministries in campuses across Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, national facilitator launching Cru’s Millennials Ministry in NYC, and now President of FamilyLife since 2017. They live in Little Rock, AR with their four children—Ford, Mim, Roe and Mac.
This is part 4 of Father Family Rhythms and we’re outlining five steps to put this months theme into action. We’re joined by Nate Puccini who adds incredible insights into living with daily disciplines that support his family rhythms.
Paul Stine joins dadAWESOME for part 3 of Father Family Rhythms. This conversation focusses on critical take-away points from the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown.
Kevin Klaas joins dadAWESOME for part 2 of Father Family Rhythms. This vulnerable conversation explores trusting God, supporting his wife through a miscarriage and small steps towards new impactful family rhythms.
Mentor, author and cliff chaser Tim Bohlke joins dadAWESOME to kick off our January theme; Father Family Rhythms.