Most dads tell us they deal with guilt over the past. You say things like, “I feel like a failure.” I swear—this is where the devil lives. If he can make you think you’re not good enough to teach your child—then BOOM—you’re right where Satan wants you. So, how do we work towards overcoming our past failures?


How do we overcome all the feelings of failure and gain the confidence to lead as we should? This is where Jonathan Hayashi and his Field Guide Making Lemonade are a God-send. The whole idea is that God can take your lemons of a past and make them lemonade—we’re talkin’ Chick-fil-a lemonade here guys.


Kent Evans recently sat down with Jonathan Hayashi via a zoom call. They talked about ministry and fatherhood and all about his Field Guide. In this post, not only will you learn more about Jonathan and his heart for dads, you’ll get more of a feel for what’s inside his digital Field Guide. Let’s hit it.  


Sit in on the conversation and be encouraged while learning more about how to overcome your past. Let’s jump in and learn more about Jonathan, snag some key takeaways from his Field Guide and get additional resources to help you turn past failures into gospel opportunities.


About the author > Jonathan Hayashi, M. A.

jonathanHeadshot150Jonathan (B.A. and M.A., Moody Theological Seminary) is on pastoral staff at First Baptist Church in Troy, MO. He is a doctoral student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Kennedi and has two daughters. Find him on Twitter