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I was plowing with an old tractor in a Kentucky bean field. Cody rode beside me, 12 years old and desperate. His dad bailed out on the family … and took with him the blessing of manhood he was supposed to bestow on Cody.

Seeing a man up close is how masculinity is acquired, and it begins as a father passes on life’s lessons. Cody’s teaching was cut short, and that’s why I was there; filling in. Men were built to ride together, and share a legacy dating back to creation.

Perhaps you’re like Cody and never received a blessing from your dad. Did you know your Heavenly Father stands ready to bless you as a man? Through Jesus, even those who’ve missed their blessing can find all they need in Him.

Preston Gillham

About the Author

As a co-founder, Preston Gillham led Lifetime for 30 years. Preston is a writer, speaker, and leadership guide. He has authored numerous articles and several books including No Mercy and Battle for the Round Tower. He blogs on “Life and Leadership”. More about Preston, his writings, speaking, and his consulting practice can be located at PrestonGillham.com.