Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
DADS AT HOME
In 07, when researcher Harrison Group asked men about the time they spent sharing household work with their wives, 56% of them said they split it right down the middle. When Monster.com recently asked dads if they’d be a
Here are a few dad-isms from a recent website I visited -
"Get in and get out."
This applied to an open back door or refrigerator. Just because you don’t pay the gas and electric bills, that doesn’t mean you should waste energy, he’d tell us as we alternately let the cold air into
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
BECAUSE DAD CRIED
The great author Walter Wangerin has a wonderful story, called "Matthew, Seven, Eight, and Nine" where he writes:
"I tried to stop my son Matthew from stealing comic books. I even took him to the police station and reported his actions to a detective who I thought scared
Contributed by Paul Collins on Sep 7, 2009
A father wrote about what happened when his son David was about five years old. They attended a church where it was common for the preacher to invite children to the front for a special sermon. On one particular morning, he brought up a smoke detector and asked the children if anyone
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 2, 2013
DADS: OUT OF THE FRAME
A little boy whose father was away from home a great deal because he was a high ranking military official with great national security duties, was seen standing staring at his father's picture on a shelf at home. The little boy's mother had placed several pictures of her
You’ll probably not get six continuous hours of good sleep ever again. And if you do, you’ll never admit it because it will make your wife mad for the broken-up sleep she got when she got up and took care of the teething child.
Dads, there is nothing more comforting to your little one than to
Contributed by Felipe Villegas on Dec 29, 2005
This poem was written by a workaholic dad:
I have a son who’s five years old, a boy so very fine.
When I look at him it seems to me that all the world is mine.
But seldom do I ever see my son awake and bright.
I only see him when he sleeps. I’m only home at night.
When I come home so
Contributed by Robert Odle on May 30, 2002
THE SMARTEST DAD
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 23, 2002
Last year when I called my parents to wish them a happy New Year, my dad answered the phone. "Well, Dad, what’s your New Year’s resolution?" I asked him. "To make your mother as happy as I can all year," he answered proudly. Then mom got on, and I said, "What’s your resolution,
Contributed by Ken Kersten on Nov 12, 2002
A little boy that said to his dad, “dad, why is the sky blue?” I don’t know son. "dad, why is the grass green?" I don’t know son. Dad...etc. Finally the boy said, "Dad, do you mind me asking these
My Dad’s Flowers
The air is cool today, the streets are wet with last nights rain. I went out to do some cleaning and saw my Dad’s flowers come to bloom, so beautiful. You see, My Dad has been away for 10 years now, living in Hong Kong and one of his main concerns before he left the PI
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 20, 2009
DAD, ARE YOU GOD?
One day after church, the pastor asked his little boy what he learned in Sunday school. The lad said, "I learned that God loves me more than anything else in the whole world."
"What else did you learn?" asked his dad. "I learned that when I’m bad, He spanks real hard."
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Mar 4, 2010
MY DAD'S TESTIMONY
My Dad died of cancer in a nursing home. He was in a partial coma when I visited him before that day came. We had come down from Queensland to Wagga Wagga, his birthplace. I was wondering where he was in terms of his relationship with Christ. And yes, the thought crossed my
Contributed by Patrick Nix on Jul 9, 2010
DADS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Dad, you might not feel like your presence is very important. You might not feel like you are making a difference, but you are.
Fatherless kids are more likely to:
- Be convicted of a violent crime (2,000% more likely than those with fathers)
- Be involved in a teen
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 24, 2010
"HE'S MY DAD."
A group of scientists and botanists were exploring remote regions of the Alps, looking for new species of flowers. One day they noticed through binoculars a flower of such rarity and beauty, that its value to science was incalculable. But it lay deep in a ravine with cliffs on
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Apr 21, 2011
DAD'S ADVICE ON HUMILITY
When I was a teenager, I remember telling my father that I wanted to be a successful businessman when I grew up. He asked me what type of business I wanted to work in, and I told him I didn't know, I just wanted to be a businessman. Looking back, I was seeing myself as
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 21, 2011
NOT IF JESUS IS LIKE DAD
Some months ago I heard a touching story about a humble, consecrated pastor whose young son had become very ill. After the boy had undergone an exhaustive series of tests, the father was told the shocking news that his son had a terminal illness. The youngster had
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 14, 2012
"BECAUSE YOU DID, DAD."
James Bryan Smith begins this chapter of his book by telling a story about taking his six year old son to an amusement park. While at the park, he and his son got on a ride. A teenage boy buckled them into their seats and then started the ride. The entire time during the
Contributed by C. Scott Ghan on Aug 27, 2012
ILL. Dad was dying of something similar to Alzheimer’s. He was very violent, dangerous and in a great deal of trouble in his home town where he had been Fire Chief. The County didn't want to, but left with no other option committed him to a lock-down unit where he would remain for the rest of his
THANK YOU, DAD
Thank you Dad,
for giving us a very special gift.
Its the most important gift of all,
That only love can give.
You read us the Bible at bedtime
and taught us how to pray.
You made sure we made it to church every Sunday.
And even though
we acted like we didn’t hear a