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Jim Killebrew has 40 years of clinical psychological work for people with intellectual disabilities, and experience teaching, administration, consulting, writing with multiple publications. Dr. Killebrew has attended four Universities and received advanced degrees. Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology; University of Illinois at Springfield, Counseling Education; M.A., Human Development Counseling; Northeastern Oklahoma State University, B.A., Psychology and Sociology. Dr. Killebrew attended Lincoln Christian Seminary (Now Lincoln Christian University). Writing contributions have been accepted and published in several journals: Hospital & Community Psychiatry, The Lookout, and Christian Standard (multiple articles). He may be reached at Killebrewjb@aol.com.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Who's Your Daddy?

I'm not sure who wrote this, but it is good; take time to read it, you will enjoy it.
Who's Your Daddy?
A Seminary professor was vacationing with his wife in Gatlinburg,
Tennessee. One morning, they were eating breakfast in a little
restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were
waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white
haired man moving from table to table visiting with the guests. The
professor leaned over and whispered to his wife, "I hope he doesn't come
over here."
But sure enough, the man did come over to their table. "Where are you
folks from?" he asked in a friendly voice.
"Oklahoma," they answered.
"Great to have you here in Tennessee," the stranger said. "What do you
do for a living?"
"I teach at a seminary," he replied.
"Oh, so you teach preachers how to preach, do you? Well, I've got a
really good story for you." And with that, the gentleman pulled up a
chair and sat down at the table with the couple. The professor groaned
and thought to himself, "Great .. Just what I need--another preacher story!
The man started, "See that mountain over there?" (pointing out a
restaurant window). "Not far from the base of that mountain, there
was a boy born to an unwed mother. He had a hard time growing up,
because every place he went, he was always asked the same question,
"Hey boy, who's your daddy?" Whether he was at school, in the grocery
store or drug store, people would ask the same question. "Who's your daddy?"
He would hide at recess and lunchtime from other students. He would
avoid going in to stores because that question hurt him so bad. When
he was about 12 years old, a new preacher came to his church. He
would always go in late and slip out early to avoid hearing the question,
"Who's your daddy?"
But one day, the new preacher said the benediction so fast, he got
caught and had to walk out with the crowd. Just about the time he got
to the back door the new preacher, not knowing anything about him,
put his hand on his shoulder and asked him, "Son, who's your daddy?"
The whole church got deathly quiet. He could feel every eye in the
church looking at him. Now everyone would finally know the answer to
the question, "Who's your daddy?"
The new preacher, though, sensed the situation around him and using
discernment that only the Holy Spirit could give, said the following to the
scared little boy.
"Wait a minute!" he said. "I know who you are. I see the family resemblance
now. You are a child of God." With that, He patted the boy on his shoulder
and said, "Boy, you've got a great inheritance. Go and claim it."
With that, the boy smiled for the first time in a long time and walked out
the door a changed person. He was never the same again. Whenever anybody
asked him, "Who's your Daddy?" he'd just tell them, "I'm a child of God."
The distinguished gentleman got up from the table and said, " Isn't that a
great story?" The professor responded that it really was a great story!
As the man turned to leave, he said, "You know, if that new preacher hadn't
told me that I was one of God's children, I probably would never have
amounted to anything !" And he walked away.
The seminary professor and his wife were stunned. He called the waitress
over and asked her, "Do you know that man who just left that was sitting at
our table?" The waitress grinned and said, "Of course. Everybody here knows him. That's Ben Hooper. He's the former governor of Tennessee!"
Someone in your life today needs a reminder they are one of God's
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of God stands
forever."  ( Isaiah 40:8)


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