Tag Archives: Father’s Day

Good dad. Bad dad. My dad. “Abba Dad.”

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 In reading your comments on Father’s Day, I … Continue reading

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Day after Father’s Day

Father’s Day turned out to be a travel day for us, but with some time with my daughter in Hawaii before leaving, well-wishes from Christopher and Elizabeth on my phone, and Chandler picking us up late at the airport, I … Continue reading

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I am a Happy Father Today

Dear Christopher, Anne and Chandler, Thinking back on previous Father’s days, your handmade expressions of yourselves come to mind — little hands printed in clay,  painted self-portraits, and roughly drawn letters spelling ‘PAPA.’  And I smile.  Almost every day I … Continue reading

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We’re not done with Father’s Day

I sent out a personal Father’s Day text yesterday to a number of fathers on my contact list and received a pretty incredible response from most of them. There were a few “awesome”s and a couple “made me day”s. I … Continue reading

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‘Nice try, Dad.’

Well there are two sides to fatherhood. Yesterday we talked about the side on which we all share, and that is about having a father. The other side of fatherhood is much scarier; it’s about being one. Fatherhood is something … Continue reading

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‘Dear Dad, I forgive you. Happy Father’s Day.’

Here’s one of the greatest things you can do for your dad on Father’s Day … forgive him. And if your dad is no longer alive, it’s the greatest thing you can do for yourself. For just about every child … Continue reading

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