“You can be anything you want to be. “. These words, spoken to me by my Dad when I was 12 years old, have stayed with me. It was an unusual statement – from a native Nebraskan in the late 1950s. I have carried that message through my life, even when the path was rocky or confusing. I imagine that Jesus carried the words he heard from his Father into his ministry, into the Garden, onto to Calvary and into the resurrection. As I reflect on my life, I have realized that my Dad had been a conduit for God’s word.