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I failed again…

This weekend I failed yet again. I failed my wife and really hurt her feelings. I also failed my oldest son and hurt his. The truth is nothing about this scenario is out of the norm. As a matter of fact, what you will learn after even a few posts is, this is quite normal. I am selfish and exhibit many traits that I am not proud of.

I was at a conference recently and a friend of mine said “My kids show my how much I need to be like Christ.”

My reply was “My kids show me how much I am not like Christ”

I try my best and my emotions get in the way or my ego gets the better of me. In the end I have to jam my foot in my mouth to keep from saying anything else.

Here is the truth though. I have no clue how we would operate without God. If it wasn’t for God our family could easily implode. But we try our hardest to care for one another and push with all our might to exhibit the fruit of the spirit in our relationships.

Do we fail? of course we do. We do it daily, hourly, sometimes even minutely, but God never fails us. He truly is the glue that binds the Klampert family.

Even as I am reading over my own post I know that sounds like such a cliche Christian answer, but I am glad our family loves God because He helps us love each other even when we fail one another.

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control

Right now I am working on peace, but I will save that for another post.

Fail gracefully and without condemnation folks and have that same grace for when your family fails you.



  1. Greg Ortiz Greg Ortiz

    Great post Joel. And I LOVE the family photo in the banner.

  2. Joel, I love your banner photo and your honest vulnerability. That’s what makes you a great husband and father. It is a blessing to have known you as a boy. God bless you and your family!

  3. Failure is just another step closer to success my friend. Stoked we can fail together with you and your family! lol

  4. Shauna Shauna

    In order to succeed we must fail first so we know what not to next time. We need to constantly remind ourselves He didn’t make us perfect! Great post!

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