Life Lessons From A Great Man

I wrote a facebook post yesterday about my dad who passed away 11 years ago.  After writing that post, I came across a sheet of paper (with his handwriting) of five of the greatest life lessons he’d learned in life.  He instilled these in me growing up and I hope I do half as good with them as he did.  A photo of that sheet of life-lessons is below.

Here’s a copy of the post from Facebook:  My dad HV Rutledge passed away 11 years ago today. I still miss him so much on so many levels. I’m thankful for the example he set for me: he honored my mom for the 49 years they were married / he always provided for his family / he was the most honest man I’ve known / he had an incredible work ethic / he chose to follow Jesus at 17 / he served our country in the Navy in WW2 / he loved & served his church & pastor / he was trustworthy / he was an incredible friend / he was a great example to my kids and loved them like no other / he was a great dad and my hero & mentor. I miss you & love you dad. 

 

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About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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