89 | Commitment, Humility & Experiencing God in the Valley (Terry Lijewski)

89 | Commitment, Humility & Experiencing God in the Valley (Terry Lijewski)

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About Terry Lijewski:

Terry Lijewski is a business leader, family man, mentor and passionate believer in doing hard things for the benefit of others. He’s the Vice President at Scott Equipment Company. Terry loves focussing on investing his energy and resources in others as he follows God’s footsteps. He’s been married 32 years and is the father of three adult children.

Conversations Notes:

  • 3:25 – Terry intro
  • 4:40 – Value of mentors in every season of marriage
  • 6:30 – Scott Equipment Company
  • 8:06 – Fatherhood advice
  • 8:30 – “Be all in on your kids interests and passions”
  • 9:40 – Windshield Time – intentional conversations while on the road
  • 11:05 – Terry sharing dad mistakes
  • 11:30 – Take the vacation and get away to build memories
  • 12:12 – Story of too much focus on house projects and skipping his daughters event
  • 13:22 – Story of the painful cancer battle that his son walked through while in college
  • 16:35 – The gift of people standing together with their family in prayer and support
  • 17:25 – The struggle of being a father and feeling defeated and wanting to be his sons strength.
  • 18:45 – Hosting a Chemo Kick Off Party
  • 19:40 – “If I look back, it’s never the mountaintops when I’ve grown, it’s always the valleys”
  • 22:07 – The power of friends in moments of hardship
  • 23:20 – Seeing God’s goodness in the struggle
  • 24:09 – Advice for helping friends know how to show support when others are walking through a valley
  • 26:20 – Terry’s reflections on his father and the contrast between his dad and the fatherhood journey that Terry wanted to live out.
  • 28:10 – He never heard his dad say “I love you” and still today Terry texts his kids everyday to say “I love you”.
  • 29:45 – Terry’s encouragement to fathers who feel discouraged
  • 30:00 – “Humble yourself and go ask for forgiveness”
  • 31:20 – “Commitment baby. Ain’t no substitute”
  • 31:40 – Just encourage your kids to commit and do their best and see it through
  • 32:10 – Deciding to do hard things on behalf of others
  • Link to Venture Expeditions
  • 32:50 – FATHERS FOR THE FATHERLESS June 20, 2020
  • 33:30 – God spoke to me not to just write the check, but to actually go and join what God is doing
  • 35:45 – Terry’s parting words… Always bring your kids with you for opportunities to serve… Transferring generosity and compassion to your kids
  • 37:06 – Terry’s closing prayer

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