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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 VIDEO: Varying Values

In this video, I talk about the varying values that each of us place on the words we use.  What does blue mean?  What do you mean when you say you’re committed to something?  To someone?  If we don’t share the same values in the words we use, we’re destined to come into conflict at some point down […]

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LATEST VIDEOS


Real Stuff My Dad Says VIDEO: Varying Values

In this video, I talk about the varying values that each of us place on the words we use.  What does blue mean?  What do you mean when you say you’re committed to something?  To someone?  If we don’t share the same values in the words we use, we’re destined to come into conflict at some point down […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 16: Bone Headed Mistakes

Why is it that when we do something wrong, it’s a simple mistake, but when someone else makes an equal error, theirs is a boneheaded move?  According to my dad, it all boils down to one word:  GRACE.  We’re quick to receive grace, but are we just as quick to give it?  Each time we […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 15: Enough About Me… What Do You Think About Me?

How does a self-centered person know that they are self-centered?  The quick answer is, “They don’t”, but is it possible to coax them into a different perspective where they consider other people first?  What about those “Generous Self-Centered People” we all know?  You know, the ones who give of their stuff generously, but only if […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says Video: Stubbed Toe Principle

Why is it that after someone ticks us off, every single little thing they say or do really, really gets us steamed?!  They didn’t bug us so much yesterday, but for some reason today – after “the incident” – every little thing suddenly makes our hair stand in rage! To answer this question and more, […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 14: Thank You Letters To Whom It May Concern

When it comes to telling your own story, some find it easy and others really have a hard time.  My dad’s story – especially about how God has worked in his life over the years – is easy for him to tell now, but was very difficult for him to come to grips with years […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 13: Everyone Needs A Home Team Advantage

Here’s a metaphore for you:  the game of life is played on the field, therefore the locker room is church – where you lay out a gameplan, receive instruction on how to win and prepare for the game ahead.  But what happens when the game goes south?  We need to be able to huddle up […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 12: Peoples is Peoples

As Pete said in “The Muppets Take Manhattan”:  Peoples is Peoples.  is rats.  Is frogs.  Is PEOPLES! Leave it to my dad to find something profound and life giving in a Muppet movie monologue, but the reality is that God has created all of us with the NEED to be in relationship with one another. […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 11: One World, One Heart

When considering cultural and global problems, my dad has often been heard saying, “It REALLY grieves my heart when ________.”  Now, some may wonder why he is so emotionally attached to issues, problems and situations that he has no control over… or even no contact with.  However, he has learned that when you see life […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 10: It’s (still) Not About You!

There’s no “I” in team… but there is in “win” and there are two in “Christianity”.  So what am I supposed to do in order to win at this game called life?  Well, according to my dad – and the most influential Bible verse of his life – we have been given a pretty simple gameplan.  (If […]

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Real Stuff My Dad Says 9: Hole-Hearted

The TV show House, M.D. had the mantra, “Everyone Lies”.  But, the real truth is that “Everyone is Damaged”.  You’re not alone when you feel like there’s a hole in your heart.  BUT WHAT NOW??  What do you do about it?  Is your heart in need of a band-aid?  Steri-strips?  Stitches?  Major surgery?  According to my dad, most […]

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