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REAL STUFF MY DAD SAYS
For years, my dad has been giving me advice on how to better myself, deal with “hard to deal with” people, and how to be honest in evaluating myself as well. Of course, this advice wasn’t always eagerly welcomed. I was a typical American teenager and young adult who would rather make my own mistakes than listen to my old man. But now that I’m older and seeing the wisdom of his “dad-isms”, I feel like my dad has been blessed with these pearls of fatherly wisdom that should be shared with people beyond our family and close friends.

When I look in the mirror, I simply see my dad’s kid, my kids’ dad and my wife’s husband. I’m a guy who’s made more than my fair share of mistakes, but for some ridiculous reason, God continues to want to love and use for His purposes. No matter where God seems to place me and my family, He has proven that if we continually seek what He wants, then we will continually be provided for beyond what we imagined!

Real Stuff My Dad Says podcasting topics include: equipping you with pearls of wisdom, encouraging you in your day-to-day life, teaching you about how to know God’s plan for your life, applying Christian biblical principles to your relationships, how to influence the culture through our personal conduct, and much more.

THE PODCAST
As the title suggests, this podcast is about real stuff that my dad says. Each week, my dad, Rod Drexler, and I will discuss these perspectives and truths, which typically stem from relating with one another and taking each other into consideration as God intends us to. As my dad lays out in episode 8, his life verse is Matthew 16:24, where Jesus says: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” This lifestyle of putting service to others and to God before your own selfish wants and desires has inspired many of his “Dadism’s” that we will discuss, such as “How Does A Selfish Person Know They’re Selfish?” or “Wives Complete Men”. These issues can have a profound effect on influencing our culture.
God’s number one priority is “relationships”: The holy relationship of the Trinity, the relationship between God and each of us, and the relationships between us and other people. Therefore, it’s critical that we look at what molds and guides our decisions and what influences the decisions of others before we make snap judgements on how to react and deal with one another. And often, the difficult part begins with that hard look in the mirror – particularly at the People, Places and Things that we chose to surround ourselves with (Real Stuff My Dad Says, episode 4). However, once the uncomfortable work is done, we can find ourselves living in peace with one another, with the many voices playing inside our own heads and with God Himself.

Over time, I will have other guests as well, including my incredibly wise father-in-law and other dads who have been gifted with cool, real stuff that will help us all live the way that God has in mind for us – “to do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God and with one another” (Micah 6:8).

Be sure to leave a comment or two about the podcast and your perspective. Also tell a friend or two about us. Meanwhile, as my kids always say, “I’m just trying to help.”

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Jefferson Drexler is a professional video producer with career stops in the fields of news, corporate, commercial, government, education, and house of worship sectors. In ministry, Jefferson has been a lay-pastor and an on-staff pastor for a house-church ministry and a mega-church. He resides in Oceanside, California with his wife, four sons, two dogs and pet rabbit.

LATEST PODCAST

Real Stuff My Dad Says 44: Standing Up to the World’s Bullies

A lot of times, people get hurt by others, but the offender isn’t actually being malicious.  Too often, this results in the injured party quickly and permanently breaking ties with the person who hurt them without ever getting to the heart of the matter and finding out what really happened. Sadly, this actual event too […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 44: Standing Up to the World’s Bullies

A lot of times, people get hurt by others, but the offender isn’t actually being malicious.  Too often, this results in the injured party quickly and permanently breaking ties with the person who hurt them without ever getting to the heart of the matter and finding out what really happened. Sadly, this actual event too […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 43: Standing Up To Life’s Bullies

As we learn to put other people before ourselves, we become more and more aware of those around us who seem “different”.  This holds true on the school playground as much as it does at the office, recreational sports league or even at church.   So what can we do about it?  Won’t there always […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 42: Sometimes “I’m Sorry” Just Isn’t Good Enough

In the reality show Survivor, lying and backstabbing is an inevitable part of the game.  The crazy thing is when someone lies and hurts someone and then offers what my dad has often called a “non-apology”. Sometimes saying, I’m sorry” just isn’t enough. For real relationships to happen and for people to grow in their […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 41: A Hunk of Rock or A Masterpiece?

It took Michelangelo six years to carve one of his greatest works, the statue of David. When asked why his masterpiece took so long, his reply was simple: “Once I found a slab of marble that I could see David in, all that was left was to chip away everything that was not David.” According […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 40: All That Glitters Isn’t A Rolex

Once again, it’s “Real Stuff My Father-In-Law Says”, as my wife’s dad, Bob Erickson, joins me at the North County Media Center. Together, we reminisce about the morning when Bob and I met for breakfast and I asked for his permission to marry his daughter.  Now, unlike most future father-in-laws, Bob had been my pastor […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 39: Bob’s Secret to Successful Parenting

I have the pleasure once again to be joined by my father-in-law, Bob Erickson.  And, as we discuss “Real Stuff My Father-In-Law Says”, we look at Bob’s secret to parenting well. According to my father-in-law, it’s not what he and his wife did so much as who they were, as parents.  Bob and Teresa’s love […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 37: Recognizing Opportunities

This week, my dad is back with some sage advice – not necessarily about how to strike it rich in the stock market or how to become a renown swordsman – but how to recognize opportunities. Now, it doesn’t happen overnight.  Recognizing opportunities is a learned behavior that comes from lots of practice over lots […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 36: The Truth Is In A Kleenex Box

This week, I’m joined again by my father-in-law, Pastor Bob Erickson.  And, just like so many of our podcasts, we start out talking about football – specifically instant replay. In the NFL, while a game is progressing at a breakneck pace, something inevitably happens that brings the entire sporting event to a screeching halt.  An […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 35: Love the Unlovely

Sitting in for my dad this week is my father-in-law, Pastor Bob Erickson.  As we often do, we begin this week’s podcast discussing movies.  Most coming-of-age movies from Goonies to the Breakfast Club feature an oustsider – some may even define them as “unlovely.” One of my father-in-law’s “Bobisms” that he has taught for decades […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says: How Do You Know What You Don’t Know? VIDEO

My kids think that I’m the world’s greatest magician simply because I can pull coins from their ears, nose, hair, toes, etc. It’s amazing to me when I think about all the things they are simply not aware of and how their “unawareness” affects their reality. But, according to my dad, they’re not alone. Not […]

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