Ed, thank you for the powerful message! The weight you lifted last night is far, far greater than any NFL record could come near! Seeing a room filled with men with arm’s outstretched to receive the will of God being called to be leaders, starting in their own homes was great! Micah 6:8 coming to life!
I just wanted to take time to thank you for the message you delivered at the retreat last weekend. I coach football at Bishop Union High School and have been involved with Young Life and recently returned from Woodleaf Camp where my eyes were opened to the brokenness in our boys-- especially the scares left by the boy’s fathers. The Lord put me at that retreat and you spoke right to my heart. I pray daily to be put in contact with "orphans" and look forward to working in the mission field to rid the world of orphans. Thanks again.
Words cannot express the gratitude I feel in my heart for the message you brought tonight. I know like many others I could have been all alone in the room with just you and it all would still have been relevant. Losing my father at 8 and having my mother marry her career left a huge whole in my heart and my life. At every moment in my life where something big happened good or bad, I found myself asking "what would you say, dad?” or “what would think of me now, dad?" Never knowing or even feeling a connection. Over the years I found God and even there I could not "connect" wholly with Him because of that void. After last weekend, I find myself feeling like someone took the blinders off and I see a whole different God--one that loves me for who I am-completely. I feel the warmth of His smile on my face for the first time and I know I don't have to perform to get it. Without sounding overly corny-I love you man for bringing me the message you did and I am grateful that God brought forth in you all that He desired to reach those you come into contact with--you reached me and it changed me forever.
Because the message I heard from you, Ed, at a pastor’s retreat, my wife and I gave a ring to each of our children during the Christmas holidays and we blessed them prophetically as parents with God's vision and destiny for their lives, released them as adults and gave them the blessing of a father and a mother. Also for 55 years I had not been able to speak to my earthly father face-to-face. Yesterday, my dad and I went out to lunch. I am 55 and he is 83. I thanked him for all that he had done for me growing up and asked him to forgive me for the things which I did wrong growing up. The greatest Christmas gift has come to me this year. The total restoration and reconciliation with my four children and with my father. All glory to God and to your ministry.
The first time I was blessed by the ministry of Ed Tandy McGlasson was about 20 years ago at a Vineyard men’s conference in the mountains of central California. The conference was a new experience for the 60+ men in attendance and final night of the conference was extraordinary. Not only did we receive a call as men but God also humbled us. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. I will never forget that night. I know it changed my life.
I am a father of two daughters and one son, ages 9, 5 and 10 months respectively. I struggle every day to be the man that God wants me to be and the father I know my children need. My grandmother gave me your book as a gift and I couldn’t believe the tears that began to well up inside me after I began to read the first few pages. I guess the whole reason I’m writing this is to say “thank you” for writing a book that keeps me motivated and helps me better understand my role.
Thanks so much for spending time with the Grace Chapel family this weekend! Getting to meet and hang with you Friday and Saturday was indeed a blessing in my life. While my son was not with me this weekend, I still gained so much knowledge and tools to better our relationship. My view of my own father has improved considerably.
I grew up without my dad around and now my kids are growing up without their dads. I am going to show them how much God and I both love them and break this cycle of looking for love outside of God! Truly, an amazing message!
Ed Tandy McGlasson gives a great message on being a father in his book The Difference A Father Makes, which God placed in my hands a few years back – it challenged me to be the father that Jesus has called me to be.
Pastor Ed, thank you for the word you bought to us in South Africa. It blessed me and opened my eyes to the only truth that sets us free.
I want to personally thank you for making a HUGE impact in my life this past weekend. I have struggled all of my life with relationships. Your message just affirmed that I need to love myself more and stop choosing men that at first seem to have my best interest at heart, but in the end, it is all about them. I have struggled with choices in my life and I am so glad that we serve a forgiving God, because I have had to be forgiven, quite a bit. I bought all of your Cd’s and I am looking forward to listening to them, over and over again.