A story of God’s call on his life to impact people and provide leadership….
It began way back when he was completing Seminary and we were all young….
I admire my Dad and marvel at his commitment to the Church and his daily calling to be involved…
He has had a consistent passion to God’s kingdom for many many years and I know he lives true to the calling God has placed on his heart…
If you Google Peter Borgdorff, he is pretty popular. That makes me proud.
My Dad has been one who teaches clearly on the gift of grace. Some of his devotionals come up high in the search list….
If you want to read more of his devotionals, follow this link: http://thisistoday.com/authors/peter-borgdorff
Here are some of his good words from his writing in the Today devotional….
To each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. Ephesians 4:7
Pastors have the privilege of talking with people heart-to-heart about joys and concerns in their lives. The most common concern I have heard is about struggles with doubt. Some believers have difficulty accepting that God knows or cares about them. Some fear that their faith is too weak. Others believe they are not worthy of God’s concern because of their sin and unbelief.
The words of Paul are good news for all who struggle with doubt: “To each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it”—to each one, according to need and circumstance, at Christ’s initiative. Grace is sufficient to meet every person’s need and circumstance. To each one—no exceptions—sufficient grace is given to cover the multitude of our wrongdoings. No wonder “Amazing grace—how sweet the sound” is an all-time favorite song around the world!
Perhaps you are struggling, doubting, wondering. Maybe you have asked whether the grace of God can be sufficient for you. Do you wonder, down deep, whether you are good enough to deserve God’s favor?
The fact is, none of us is good enough. If receiving grace depended on our being good, then it would cease to be grace and instead would be God’s reward for good behavior. And all of us would fail. “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).
Thank you, God, for the gift of grace and for accepting us as we are. We want to believe and accept that your gift of grace is sufficient for us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
My Dad can be found on You tube being interviewed by the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. I am thankful for his leadership around the world….
My Dad is great in crisis. It can be crisis in others lives or in the lives of those he loves. He thinks clearly and offers comfort and wisdom. I have been very grateful for his presence and love in places where I have struggled deeply.
My Dad is honest. He admits he is not perfect nor a TV Dad as he likes to say, but he is who he is and he lives that out well. He is passionate, purposeful, playful and committed….
My Dad has journeyed many places near and far…
My Dad knows many people at home and around the world….
My Dad has impacted many lives for good and comforted many in hard times….
And, at the end of a day, after a service, after traveling the world, I love that I can say my Dad is mine (ours)….
He comes to our home and loves being with his wife, kids and grand kids….
My Dad has journeyed a hard year this year. Life was changed in the days my oldest brother died, and yet my Dad says, through his tears, God is still on his throne, and because of that, we do not lose hope!
I hear it often…
You are just like your father…
His cousin from the Netherlands told me it is as if I walked right out of his mouth….
I hear that and smile. I am happy to be a reminder to others of my father. He makes me proud!
Happy Father’s Day!
I love you Dad!
5 thoughts on “Just like my father….”
Trish: thank you for the tribute. It is more than I deserve. Lov you too.
Awesome tribute Trish and Rev Borgdorff, from one of your fan club i personally appreciate your dedication to Christ and His church. We are all better people today because of it!
Trish, Your dad taught me so much those years I worked for (with) him. He was always an encourager. The family photo you included reminds me of Len. He surely looked like your dad. Yes, you have many qualities of your father. I’m thankful I got to know you over the years as well. Keep up sending your blog messages. They are an encouragement to all of us – especially to me now as I struggle every day with cancer. Your Aunt Anita has become one of my dearest friends. We share so much. Hope you have a great day!! With love, Nelvina
Trish, often your way with words makes me feel I have nothing to say! Really! I love you. What an honor to your dad you are!
Love this!! How wonderful, absolutely wonderful, that you share with them(and us) your written blessings on the lives of your parents, siblings, nieces and nephews while they are still living, cognizant, appreciative, and can treasure then. And bless you for doing it! Hugs, Joyce