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  • The Father’s Reaction To The Prodigal Son ...  PRO

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 154 ratings
     | 2,928 views

    THE FATHER’S REACTION TO THE PRODIGAL SON AND HIS ELDER SON MIRRORS THE ANSWER ABRAHAM LINCOLN GAVE TO A QUESTION HE WAS ASKED ABOUT HOW HE WOULD TREAT THE ALL THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS ONCE THE CIVIL WAR WAS OVER. EXPECTING VENGEANCE AND EVEN THOUGHTS OF EXECUTION BECAUSE OF ...read more

  • The National Center For Fathering Conducts Father ...

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on May 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 820 views

    The National Center for Fathering conducts Father of the Year Essay Contests in partnership with local schools and sponsoring organizations. In 2005, eight contests were held and altogether, over 100,000 school children submitted essays on the topic, "What My Father Means to Me." Below is a ...read more

  • A Father's Wisdom

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
     | 1,637 views

    A FATHER'S WISDOM A father and his small son were out walking one day when the lad asked him a question. "Dad, how does electricity could go through the wires stretched between the telephone poles? "I don't know," said his father. "I never knew much about electricity." A few roads farther ...read more

  • A Winning Father

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 1, 2011
     | 993 views

    A WINNING FATHER One of the most powerful stories in the history of the Olympic Games involved a canoeing specialist named Bill Havens. He was a shoe-in, I'm told, to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. But a few months before the Games were held, he learned that his wife ...read more

  • Children And Their Fathers

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 16, 2009
     | 1,857 views

    CHILDREN AND THEIR FATHERS An old English proverb tells how important fathers are. It says: "A father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." Fathers are often more appreciated at different ages of their children. Mark Twain had the candour to admit a change in his perception of his father: "When ...read more

  • Churchhill's Father

    Contributed by Bill Purvis on Oct 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,128 views

    Churchhill’s Father Winston Churchhill’s father was jealous of Winston. He couldn’t speak a kind word of him. Curchhill, the greatest leader of the day, in the book, "The Last Lion" says, "I would rather had been an apprentice for a brick layer, or run errands as a messenger boy, or dressed the ...read more

  • They Need A Father  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 819 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Father's Role  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 884 views

    A FATHER'S ROLE James Dobson and Gary Bauer in their book Children at Risk articulate the importance of the father’s leadership and his role in the children’s emotional development and moral education: “Fathers must be there to tame adolescent boys, to give a young son a sense of what I means to ...read more

  • A Father's Role  PRO

    Contributed by Jerry Fenter on May 23, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,838 views

    A FATHER'S ROLE “The most urgent domestic challenge facing the United States at the close of the 20th century is the re-creation of fatherhood as a social role for men.” “A good father does these basic things: provides for his family, protects his family, and gives ...read more

  • American Fathers  PRO

    Contributed by Robert Odle on May 30, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,508 views

    AMERICAN FATHERS "Having children is the most beautifully irrational act that two people can commit. "A father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he’s in there, as if he needed company. Whether the father is trying to shave or nap or ...read more

  • A Father's Forgiveness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,213 views

    A FATHER'S FORGIVENESS In his book, What’s So Amazing About Grace , Phillip Yancey tells the story of Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway grew up in a very devout evangelical family, and yet there he never experienced the grace of Christ. He lived a libertine life that most of us would call "dissolute"… ...read more

  • My Father  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 10, 2003
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,086 views

    My Father; When I was seven: My Dad was a genius When I was forteen: My Dad is wrong many times. When I was twenty: My Father is old fashion and not up to things. When I was twentyfive: The old man does not know what he is talking about, he is out of touch with reality. When I was thirty five: ...read more

  • A Survey Of Fathers  PRO

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 3, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,151 views

    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 ...read more

  • They Need A Father  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 31, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,182 views

    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 ...read more

  • My Father  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 24, 2003
    based on 6 ratings
     | 884 views

    My Father is very patient and kind. My Father is not envious, never boastful. My Father is not arrogant. My Father is never rude, nor is He self-seeking. My Father is not quick to take offense. My Father keeps no score of wrongs. My Father does not gloat over my sins but is always glad when ...read more

  • Looking For The Father  PRO

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 30, 2001
    based on 58 ratings
     | 1,667 views

    LOOKING FOR THE FATHER Author Michael Green writes: Only Jesus fully understands God the Father. Great people have discovered and taught many true and noble things about God. Nobody has known him with the intimacy of Jesus, who could call him Abba, "dear daddy." When that holy man, ...read more

  • Observations Of A Father

    Contributed by Chuck Musselwhite on Jun 21, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,354 views

    Observations of a Father • I am going to share with you all my wisdom of four years of parenting • Okay let’s look at what the Bible says • When I had my first child I lost half of my memory, when I had my second child I lost the other half, when I had my third I lost another half I didn’t know ...read more

  • A Father's Legacy  PRO

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,640 views

    A Father's Legacy Jim Berg wrote about the state of the family: "The family, which should be the greatest refuge for the child, has become a domestic battlefield where a child is often caught in the crossfire of his parents' warfare. The time and energy that should be spent giving him the ...read more

  • A Father's Protection

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 8, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 822 views

    A FATHER'S PROTECTION Certain Native American tribes had a rite of passage for their teenage boys. At age 13 a boy would be blindfolded and led to a certain spot in the woods. He would be forced to sit down while the men of the tribe returned to their camp. The boy would be required to sit ...read more

  • A Father's Legacy

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 30, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,258 views

    A FATHER’S LEGACY Ken Hemphill tells the story of what took place at his church when he was pastor of FBC of Norfolk. He was out on the sidewalk welcoming people as they got out of their cars. About 3rd in line was a father & his teenage son. The father had a golf shirt on, and he evidently was ...read more