Tag Archives: FAMILY

JOB DESCRIPTION

WANTED:  Man who is willing to sacrifice nearly all his working income to the benefit of his children.  One who will set aside time to comfort, tend broken arms, encourage young minds and put his children before himself.  A man … Continue reading

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WHAT MAKES A GOOD FATHER?

Opinions about fatherhood have changed drastically over the past 30 or 40 years and I would like to address that today.  Somehow, maybe as a result of the feminist movement, men have been lowered in value and the role of father has … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ABOUT DAD

My dad taught me how to tie my shoes. He grieved with me when my box turtle fell off the ledge of our fourth floor apartment. He came with me to the five and dime to return a trinket I … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR CHILDREN

Generally we have children because it’s a way of sharing our love for each other and through that love, we’re giving love to these new little people who are inhabiting our lives. What they don’t tell you, when you become … Continue reading

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TEN STEPS TO BEING A GOOD DAD

There are many experts on fatherhood and the best ways to approach the job, but it seems to me that God gives us all the answers we need in His Word. Parenting is mentioned countless times in this book and the … Continue reading

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LAUGHTER AROUND THE TABLE

When my sister comes to town, it’s a special time.  This is our second visit in less than a month and I’m relishing every second of it.  Yesterday was spent with our son and his lady, and youngest daughter and … Continue reading

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THE FORGIVING FATHER

The story of the prodigal son is a great lesson on how to be a good dad.  The meaning of prodigal is “one who spends his inheritance foolishly.”  Fortunately that will never happen with our children, because we won’t be … Continue reading

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IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A PERFECT DAD?

This is my dad on his wedding day. This is a rerun today.  My sister will be arriving soon from Tennessee for a short visit and I’ll want to make the most of it.  This was posted on June 11, … Continue reading

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WONDROUS WOMAN

Today being a woman (especially a mom) requires great courage.  Generations from the sixties and on have been hammered with thoughts that they must be strong role models for their children, work hard in the workplace and at home, bring home … Continue reading

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REPURPOSED TREASURE

Before the impending birth of my husband, seventy five years ago, his parents purchased this Jenny Lind crib for him to rest his tiny body.  A few years later, his sister occupied the same space.  When our own three children … Continue reading

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