#1 Be Like Jesus

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us…   – Ephesians 5:1-2a

In September of 2012, I took my 3 boys outside to explore. My father, who chose years ago to not be involved in my life or the lives of my sons, had just died. As Evan, Jude, Beau, and I walked the green belt behind my house, I wondered, “If this was my last day, what is one thing I would want my sons to know?” I knew immediately, “Be like Jesus.”

We walked to a small clearing surrounded by trees at the top of a hill and sat down. The four of us decided that day that it would be our clubhouse and The Boys to Men Club was born.

During each walk to our clubhouse, I pray and ask God for another piece of wisdom, or resolution, to teach my boys. We started a list called Boys to Men Club Resolutions and recite them each time we meet.

I hope to keep adding resolutions as we continue this journey together as a family. Maybe this small glimpse into some of our moments together would encourage you, whether you have boys or girls or hope to have children one day.

My hope is that as these little arrows continue to take shape, they would soon tear through the darkness with God’s marvelous light.

Let it be so, Lord!

Michael Bleecker

…but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

1 John 2:5-6

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