Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.
Proverbs 27:19

Each of us ladies at MGCC were raised by father's who loved Jesus.
Their lives reflected the heart of God to us.

Six of our dads are still living, and we want you to know that you are loved.
Four dads have gone home to heaven, and are lovingly remembered today.



Several weeks ago I asked the other nine women here at MGCC to describe their dad's to me in several words. I want to share with you what they told me about their fathers....
beautiful reflections of their hearts.

  • faithful and committed to their wives and families
  • gentle soul
  • great sense of humor
  • story teller
  • wise business man
  • accepting
  • forgiving
  • hard working
  • encourager
  • fast driver
  • innovative-inventor-fixer
  • quiet
  • laughs till he cries
  • carpenter
  • generous
  • provider
  • fun
  • sentimental
  • makes wonderful borscht
  • strict
  • appreciative
  • never takes family for granted
  • enjoys spectator sports
  • love of church work
  • helper
This list testifies to 10 Godly men who aspired to emulate our Heavenly Father's heart and love for His family. Fathers that impacted our lives for Christ. Fathers that were good role models in their day to day lives. Men willing to learn new things, step up to a challenge, and could laugh and enjoy life with their families.

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare Thy mighty acts.
Psalm 145:4
Today I also want to honour my dad.
Many of the things listed above speak of who my dad is.

As a little girl, he was my daddy,
loving, caring, nurturing and I felt safe.

As a teen, he was fun, sensitive, protective and guiding, and I felt loved.

As a young woman, he supported me in decisions, and I felt respected.

As a mom he encouraged me, and I felt blessed.

As a grandma I have a true friend in my dad. He is a constant in my life.
I can depend on him to pray for me and love me unconditionally.
Time and time again he has pointed me to our Heavenly Father,
the one who loves each of us unconditionally.



How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,that we should be called children of God.
1 John 3:1a


17 comments:

  1. Kathy, what a wonderful Father's Day tribute. Thank you for honoring all our Fathers. The pictures and the verses were so beautiful. We have so much to be thankful for.

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful Father's Day tribute. You are so very lucky to still have your Dad in your life.
    What a wonderful gift.

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  3. What a lovely post! I found this blog just recently and I am really enjoying it, thank you. :)

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  4. Kathy, that was perfectly done! Thank you so much !! May your Father's Day today be extra blessed !

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  5. I miss my loving Dad. He was such a faithful follower of Christ and gentle and kind.

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  6. What a beautiful testimony. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Thank you for this wonderful tribute to all our Dads. And for sharing how you have been blessed in having such a close relationship with your dear Dad.

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  8. Kathy, what a tribute....thank-you so much for sharing the true blessings of a godly father.
    I loved your photos and your theme.
    The last picture brought tears to my eyes....

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  9. Beautiful tribute Kathy! Thank you...

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  10. Thank you for this beautiful tribute, Kathy! I had an unexpected "crying moment" recently while driving when a song brought on thoughts of my dad and the day when I will see him again. What a great hope we have in Jesus!

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  11. that you for this beautiful tribute to our fathers...i love the verse and the picture was just perfect.
    we truly are blessed.

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  12. That was a really thoughtful and beautiful post, Kathy! It was so good to see you with your Dad at the end. Made me smile.

    Your family has always been one I really admired, even as a little girl....Your Dad made such a sweet, encouraging phone call to me years ago when I was seriously ill, and I will never forget how encouraging and kind he was as we spoke. (Happy Father's Day, Uncle H.!)....xox Julie :)

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  13. That was a beautiful tribute of your father. Thank you for sharing that with us.

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  14. What a wonderful tribute! You are lucky to still have your dad! What a blessing! My dad passed in 1998, but I still miss him, and on days like today, just a little more.

    until next time... nel

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  15. Thanks so much for the wonderful tribute to all our dads...and a lovely testimony of your relationship with your dad!

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  16. My Dearest Kath, Thank-you so much for sharing your memories of Dad...and I especially like the picture! Even though my Dad is with Jesus, I am so blessed to still have my "other" Dad, and of course, two great sisters. Thanks again for honoring Dad.
    Love, Lynda

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