“God has not given you a spirit of fear or timidity, but a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind.”
Hope to see everyone at 9 AM PDT Sunday, June 27.
NOTE the EARLIER TIME!!
Hop on over to Facebook for a Gospel Concert! Let me know in the comments any of your requests, how many concerts of mine you have attended, and/or why you appreciate these concerts so much.
Thank you Paula Watters for all the info & help!
Voting is open for “I REMEMBER” It is now on the chart and ready to jump up!!
You can vote once per data/wifi (closes Sunday, June 27 at 5 pm PDT)
Sunday Storytime With Paul
(An exclusive excerpt from my upcoming book, 52 Ways to Be the Dad You Wish You Had)
One time, I was camping with Oliver and one of my teachers (Cathy) in Big Sur. Oliver was pretty young, probably five or six, and he was acting crazy around the fire. I told him he could do that, but I said, “You can only act crazy in the tent.” He went wild in there.
Cathy looked at me very kindly and said, “He’s only obeying you out of fear.” I didn’t understand what she meant.
And she also said to me, “You’re not present with him.”
I said, “What do you mean?”
She was like, “Well, your foot’s tapping, and you’re always in the next moment. You’re not in this moment. Let’s create some boundaries so he can act like a crazy, wild person, but in the tent.”
So we had him go into the tent, and he went wild. It was safe for him because he was not by the fire. He just wanted to play and get some energy out, but it wasn’t safe by the fire. Once he was in the tent screaming, he was having so much fun. And he calmed down.
I said, “Are you done, buddy?” He was like, “Not yet.” Then he went wild in the tent again.
But then he came out, and he was a different kid. He came over, and put his head on my lap. And it was one of the first times that he had kind of done that where he snuggled into my lap and I could rub my hand through his hair.
It was then that I put it together that my relationship with God had been one of fear and punishment and guilt and shame and torment and not love. It was a whole different system, and once I got that with that, I started to realize that my own relationship to God dramatically changed my parenting.
Looking towards this week…
In no particular order…
- Concerts on Friday night on YouTube and next Sunday over on Facebook
- Monday night concert for my Paul Greene VIP supporters on Facebook (Have you signed up to be a VIP yet?)
- Friday Fitspriation with Paul (right here on the Greene Room Blog)
- Special price on Freedom Portal membership still available: $125 for 3 months! (That’s $25 off the regular price-ends June 30th)
- Wednesday 1 PM PDT premiere on my YouTube Channel
And don’t forget to be kind and loving and tender to
yourself in your thoughts on purpose. Why not practice
one act of self-care this week and let me know in the
comments or message me with what you did for YOU!!!