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Family Man

I first saw this video a few years ago (and have posted it before), and still return to it often to remind myself why I do what I do as a father.

“Family Man” from Trevor Little on Vimeo.

Over the past few weeks I’ve spent an inordiate amount of time around my children.  Throughout the holidays, now into coaching them through basketball and with school just now starting; I’m realizing just how much I’m in love with these three kids in my house.  Maybe it’s the combinations of their ages (8, 7, 5); but I’m constantly entertained, challenged, and inspired by our times together.  They’re witty, funny, and comically sarcastic.  (Amazingly, all qualities of of my wife and I.)  I love their hearts to live Godly, and even seeing their constant battles with their own fleshly desires is entertaining to help them walk through.  I’m really looking forward to all that God has for me as a father, and can’t wait to see these wonderful kids of mine grow up to be finders of God.

On that fatherly note, I’d love to recommend this blog post: “Parenting: The Joyful Impossibility.” What a great reminder about how totally impossible it is to parent at times!

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.


  1. Joe McAlpine · January 14, 2011

    so touching. Thanks for sharing Jonathan.

  2. Linda Granato · January 24, 2011

    very touching; so much to be thankful for and thoughtful of. thanks for sharing this and thanks for ministering to God’s family as you have been and accepting the ministry that brings it all together for the youth! :) Praying for you and your kids-all of them!

    • Jonathan Cliff · January 25, 2011

      Thank you so much for your prayers! All that I do for families comes out of a desire to have the same things for the family I share a house with!