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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Speaking of Fathers…


Proverbs 17:6  Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Our thanks, O God, for fathers who follow in Thy way,
And who, with glad and trusting hearts, exalt Thee every day.
Our thanks, O God, for fathers who show, by word and deed,
Commitment to Thy will and plan, and Thy commandments heed.
Our thanks, O God, for fathers who meet Thee oft in prayer,
And who, for all life's toil and care, find strength and wisdom there.
How blessed are the children who in their fathers see
The tender Father-love of God, and find their way to Thee.

by Lois S. Johnson  [Source: The Enchanting Rose]

My grandfather reading to his children.

My brother entertaining his son while my mom gave him a haircut.

My dad tuning my piano.  He supported our family for years mostly through piano tuning.

A small portion of the fruit of my dad’s labors in the garden.


Some thoughts on adoption:  Thoughts from the Past – Adopted


But in case you don’t have a godly, loving dad, here is an important reminder.

(Note: This is not posted for the express purpose of supporting these people’s adoption goals, but for the video content itself.  I know little about the family.)

John 1:12-13  But as many as received him [Jesus Christ], to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

1 John 3:1-2  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

1 John 5:11-13  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.


  1. Fathers are a big part of life - if not here in this world (for those who are fatherless), then there's always our heavenly Father who is so loving, gentle, merciful and good. I'm so thankful for the fathers I have known and most of all for my Father in heaven. :)

  2. OH! how important Fathers are, enjoyed reading your thought about fathers and seeing the photos, thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a lovely post, Mary. I enjoyed seeing the pictures and smiled to see your father tuning your piano :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Stephanie. You are welcome. :-) I did intend to post another link, but I didn't get it done yet.