Today’s post is dedicated to my dad, who is celebrating 70 years of life today.

My dad taught me so much (and still does). Everything from how to change the oil in my car to how to drywall and mud, from how to cook a good country breakfast to how to effectively tickle small children, from how to study God’s word to how to show compassion and care for those in need. He is my Daddy. He is my mentor. He is my example. And I want to grow up to be just like him, because he has grown up to be just like Christ.

This song is for him today. I have sung it many times and have meant every word every time.

Happy Birthday, Daddy! I love you!

Who do you want to grow up to be like?