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SUMMERTIME & THE LIVING IS …

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”   Mark Twain When I was a girl of 13 or 14, I had the chance to spend the summer with my Aunt & Uncle.  Their home … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, HONEY!

When I first met the man I’d someday marry, I had a pretty good idea that he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.  He had a great sense of humor, confidence, he knew what he … Continue reading

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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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MY FATHER IN LAW

I was blessed to have wonderful in-laws.  My father in law was an undertaker – a kind and caring man with compassion for everyone.  His job was not an easy one.  Add the fact that they made their home in … 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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ARE YOU LISTENING?

As most of you know, I’m losing my hearing so I miss a lot of the conversations that go on around me.  I can’t really enjoy a television show, because it’s hard to determine the plot when you can’t hear … Continue reading

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