Family Matters: Country Music’s High Valley & The NFL’s Trent Dilfer

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From time to time, life has a way of making us feel that everything is crumbling down around us. Problems can shake us, and even break us. But what will still be there when nothing else is left is family: whether it’s the family you’re born into or the family you choose. Growing up in a remote Mennonite community in northern Alberta, Canada, Brad and Curtis Rempel of the country music duo High Valley cultivated a rich passion for music and tight-knit family. As they try to put music into the world that draws families together, Brad and Curtis have come to realize where their priorities lie—and that’s with raising their kids. Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer knows the value of appreciating your family, particularly since he tragically lost his son Trevin at a young age. Keeping faith as the foundation for his life, Trent has repurposed his pain into passion, and started saying yes to where God wanted him to go, which led to the unlikely decision to coach high school football and mentor young athletes in Nashville, TN.

Links, Products, and Resources Mentioned:

Jesus Calling Podcast

Jesus Always

Jesus Calling Note-Taking Edition

Jesus Calling book

Past interview: Ron Hall

Upcoming interview: Matthew McConaughey

Brad and Curtis Rempel

Ricky Skaggs

Skaggs Family Records.com

Trent Dilfer

Super Bowl XXXV

Lipscomb Academy

Disneyland

Philippians 4:6–7

Interview Quotes:

“I've been a dad for almost seven years, and I'm still just trying to always pray that God will keep me humble, and if I want my kids to own their own mistakes, I’ve got to own mine.” - Curtis Rempel

“We pray as a family all the time that God will work in our hearts, help us to be servants of each other, and be humble.” - Curtis Rempel

”You do all the things that you think are the right things to do, but God has this story that He's writing.” - Brad Rempel

“God has this amazing way of just doing what He wants with what you've got.” - Brad Rempel

“Football has this unique way of not just impacting the individual that's playing it, coaching it, but especially here in the south, it impacts communities.” - Trent Dilfer

“I've been asked this question a million times about how my faith has impacted my life, and I can always give the same answer. It is my life. It's the foundation. It's the starting point for everything.” - Trent Dilfer

“I still to this day can't understand how somebody can get through how hard life is without that peace that transcends understanding.” - Trent Dilfer

“As these wounds were being opened, as I was dealing with some of this pain, again, it was bringing out a passion in me that I hadn't had in years—maybe more than I had ever had. That passion surfaced as thought leadership, has surfaced as capacity, has surfaced as energy, has surfaced as compassion.” - Trent Dilfer, on coaching high school football

“Sometimes we stay in our pain because we think that's where we should live. And we'd feel guilty if that pain turns into something positive. I would just tell you from life experience that that pain repurposed into passion is an incredible, redemptive quality that only the Lord Jesus Christ can provide.” - Trent Dilfer

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