Don’t Be Afraid

A Dad’s Daily Word

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

I remember when I found out that I was going to be a father.  Even though my wife and I planned to become parents, the reality still came as a shock.  I started to get scared when I thought of the responsibility that I now had.   Continue reading “Don’t Be Afraid”

Being Fruitful

A Dad’s Daily Word

July 31, 2017

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Genesis 1:28

I was on the subway one morning on my way to work when I overheard a conversation between 2 young guys.  From what I could tell, one had recently gotten married and naturally, the conversation turned to family.  When asked about his plans for having kids, this guy said that he and his wife weren’t planning to have kids.  He said, “I just don’t want the hassle.” Continue reading “Being Fruitful”

Welcome to the New Cafe


Today is a new day.  I am re-launching the Jim Kennedy Leadership Cafe.  Over the past year, I have written here and elsewhere about how my role as a parent has shaped my leadership philosophy.  The response that I received was nice but it was clear that people wanted to know more about my role as a parent.  Specifically, readers wanted to know about my life as a special needs Dad.  My goal is to serve you the reader so if that is what you want, then that is what you will get.  I am honored to serve you. Continue reading “Welcome to the New Cafe”