Contributed by Richard Berry on Jun 21, 2004
Kenneth Chaflin, a seminary professor who often speaks and writes about building stronger families was home getting ready to eat supper before heading off to a speaking engagement. His 5yr old daughter came and said, “Daddy will you stay home with me tonight?” Her plea pierced his soul. He thought
Contributed by Jason Wall on Jun 21, 2004
Since its Father’s Day I would like to share with you two things that you will never hear a man say on Father’s Day. You would never hear a father say to his son, “…here are the keys to my brand new truck, and here is my platinum Master Card… go wild!” And you would never hear a father say to his
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jun 22, 2004
I was fortunate to grow up in a home where my father was both a loving and disciplining presence. I guess I would have to say that if there is anything I really remember about my dad is this, he possessed a presence unlike any other person in my life. To me he was always larger than life. He
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 4, 2004
Last week Mitch Daniels, the Republican candidate for Governor here in Indiana wrote a tribute to Ronald Reagan a few days after his death earlier this month. He began, “arriving back late at the White House, I was observing my usual respectful silence when Ronald Reagan asked, "Going straight
Contributed by Pb Stetser on Jul 6, 2004
• 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes --U.S. D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census
• 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes --Center for Disease Control
• 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes
"A" lways there.
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
"Fathers, like mothers, are not born.
Men grow into fathers-
and fathering is a very important
stage in their
Just less than two out of three adults (63%) who were churched as children take their children to a church, which is double the proportion among adults who were not churched and who now take
From Davon Huss: Research shows that 68 million of our nation’s 94 million men don’t attend any church, despite the fact that 86% of them grew up with some sort of church background. Also, if a child comes to know Christ first in a family, there is a 3.5% chance of the rest of the family turning to
A quote from General Douglas MacArthur about seeing his children as a blessing, and not a burden:
“By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that, but I am prouder—infinitely prouder—to be a father. A soldier destroys, a father builds. The one has the potentiality of death; the other
Contributed by Donald Smith on Apr 23, 2003
THE FATHER'S DAY TOP TEN LIST OF
THINGS YOU'VE BEEN ITCHIN'TO SAY FOR YEARS NOW...
We often hear "the rules" from the feminine side. Ok
- well now hear the guys’ side - it’s only fair - - realizing of course that Father’s Day is the only day of the year we could get away with it!)
Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jun 15, 2003
Father’s Day is observed on the 3rd Sunday in June. The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington.
A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 16, 2003
C. Recent research is shining light on the importance of male spiritual leadership in the home. Among their findings is the reality that 68 million of our nation’s 94 million men don’t attend any church. This, in spite of the fact, that 86% of them grew up with some sort of church background.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 16, 2003
In an Eastern city a prominent man became greatly concerned about his boy, and consequently went to the boy’s school principal and asked for suggestions. The principal gave this reply: “Resign from the presidency of the chamber of commerce. Leave that position to someone whose family has grown
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 3, 2003
A SURVEY OF FATHERS
The June 2003 issue of Family Circle Magazine contained results from a recent national survey of fathers. It had some interesting results:
* 94% feel building a family is the hardest and most important thing
a man can do.
* 71% say fatherhood is more demanding
THEY NEED A FATHER
... “almost 75 percent of American children living in fatherless households will experience poverty before the age of eleven, compared to only 20 percent of those raised by two parents. Children living in homes where fathers are absent are far more likely to be expelled from
Contributed by Charles Dupree on Dec 9, 2003
As pastor of a small country church in the bluegrass hills of Kentucky, I often visited with people of the community by sitting on the front porch with a cup of coffee accompanied with a piece of home made pie.
This particular occasion was no different until the gentlemen, Buster, with whom I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2003
THE DEFINITION OF BARBECUING
It’s the only type of cooking a "real man" will do. When a man volunteers to do the ’BBQ’ the following chain of events is put into motion:
1) The woman goes to the store.
2) The woman fixes the salad, vegetables, and dessert.
3) The woman
Contributed by Jerry Steen on May 16, 2002
As a young pastor, I worked at a feed processing plant in Celina, Ohio. Each night when I went home, my boys would look at me and say, "Boy, dad, you sure are dusty!"
I grumbled within myself, but smiled at them and said, "Yes, I sure am dusty"
On a Saturday morning, I started washing my car.