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          Is this the first time you have ever visited with me? If so, the normal question is, "does she really have 9 children?" YES, I really do! Would you like to meet them? Here is my FAMILY.

"A child may not inherit his father's talent, but he will absorb his values."

Fathers are such an important part of a home. Let's explore him a little further shall we?

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath:
but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Eph 6:4

A Little Fellows Dad

I may never be as clever as my neighbors down the street;
I may never be as wealthy as some other men I meet;
I may never have the glory that some other men have had,
But I've got to be successful as a little fellow's dad.
There are certain dreams I cherish that I'd like to see come true;
There are things I would accomplish ere my working time is through;
But the task my heart is set on is to guide a little lad
And to make myself successful as that little fellow's dad.
I may never get earth's glory; I may never gather gold;
Men may count me as a failure when my business life is told;
But if he who follows after is a Christian, I'll be glad,
For I'll know I've been successful as a little fellow's dad.
-Author Unknown

The History of Father's Day

        Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington, first proposed the idea of a "father's day" in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd's mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state. It was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent.

        The first Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington. At about the same time in various towns and cities across American other people were beginning to celebrate a "father's day." In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day. Finally in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.

    What Makes A Dad ?    

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... 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 he had learned in seven years!"
Mark Twain

We ALL have our Heavenly Father

Our Father knows what's best for us, So why should we complain- We always want the sunshine, But He knows there must be rain- 

We love the sound of laughter And the merriment of cheer, But our hearts would lose their tenderness
If we never shed a tear 

Our Father tests us often With suffering and with sorrow, He tests us, not to punish us, But to help us meet TOMORROW. 

For growing trees are strengthened When they withstand the storm, And the sharp cut of the chisel Gives the marble grace and form 

God never hurts us needlessly, And He never wastes our pain, For every loss He sends to us Is followed by rich gain 

And when we count the blessings That God has so freely sent, We will find no cause for murmuring And no time to lament . 

For Our Father loves His children, And to Him all things are plain, So He never sends us PLEASURE When the SOUL'S DEEP NEED IS PAIN 

So whenever we are troubled, And when everything goes wrong, It is just God working in us To make OUR SPIRIT STRONG. 

"A child will learn by what a Father is and what he does far more than by what he is told."

        Father's Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life - whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or "Big Brothers. Maybe it is your Pastor, or a godly man that you consider your spiritual Father."

Grandpa's tool shed is a special place, Full of mystery and delight, Where little kids can come and watch While Grandpa builds a kite. Each day before the sunset, Grandpa is always there, The sound of his saw and hammer Filling the evening air. Grandpa can fix anything And make it look brand-new- He fixes toy cars and airplanes, Trucks and trailers, too. There are many happy moments Pleasant to recall, But Grandpa in his tool shed Is the nicest one of all. -Marie Dostan

Make Dad This CAKE

Or you can try this one:

How about fixing Dad a special treat this year? You know the old saying..
"A way to a man's heart is through his stomach".
This should do the trick!

Black Forest Cheesecake

1 1/2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafers (about 30 wafers)
1/3 cup butter, melted (no substitutes)
1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes)
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 8-ounces packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 8-ounce cartons dairy sour cream
3 eggs
2 tablespoons kirsch or cherry juice
3/4 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
1 cup whipping cream

For crust, in a medium mixing bowl combine crushed wafers and 1/3 cup melted butter. Press crumb mixture onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Generously grease sides of pan using the 1 tablespoon butter; press sliced almonds onto sides of pan. Set pan aside.
For filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until combined. Add sour cream, eggs, and kirsch ro cherry juice. Beat on low speed just until combined. Pour half of the filling into the crust-lined springform pan. Layer dried cherries over the filling. Carefully pour the remaining filling over the dried cherries. Place the springform pan in a shallow baking pan on the oven rack. Bake in a 350º oven about 55 minutes or until center appears nearly set when shaken.
Remove springform pan from baking pan. Cool cheesecake in springform pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Use a small metal spatula to loosen crust from sides of pan. Cool 30 minutes more. Remove sides of the springform pan. Cool for 1 hours, then cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Just before serving whip cream to soft peaks. Spoon whipped cream onto cheesecake. If desired to with chocolate curls. Make 12 to 16 servings

Daddies have the tools to make A doghouse or a kite, Arms to swing you in the air And hug you very tight. Lots of games to play with you, Experiments to try, Dimes to give the ice-cream man When he comes whistling by. Pocketknives and fishing rods, A funny joke to share, Hands to help with buttons, and To fold with yours in prayer.

How about a Chicken Pot Pie? MMMMM yummy!

1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas and carrots
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
2/3 cups milk
2 1/2 to 3 cups cut-up cooked chicken
Pastry for 9-inch Two-Crust pie

Rinse frozen peas and carrots in cold water to separate; drain. Heat margarine in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until melted. Stir in flour, onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constatly, until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in broth and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in chicken and vegetables.
Heat oven to 425º. Prepare pastry. Roll two-thirds of the pastry into 13-inch square. Ease into ungreased square pan, 9 x 9 x 2-inches. Pour chicken mixture into pastry- lined pan. Roll remaining pastry into 11-inch square. Cut out designs with cookie cutter. Place square over filling. Turn edges under and flute. Bake about 35 minutes or until golden brown. 6 servings

Are you a "new" creature? Do you know the Lord? Are you REDEEMED?

 : : : : :I could go on and on here telling men how to be great dads, but I don't believe it is my place. I will say this though...Dad, men, go out get yourself a King James Bible, and let the Lord show you all you need to know. You will not be sorry! And you will reap the benifits greatly! Are we doing the simple basics in leading our families in the way of the Lord? What to do?

        I guess this page is about to come to a close, Im so glad you stayed till the end because I have one last "heart warmer" to share with you. Time is so precious, where you spend it, who you spend it with, and how you decide to spend it. Old or young we all need you DaD! Spend it wisely, we have much to learn from you!

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day.  Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

What would you do?  Draw out every cent, of course!

Each of us has such a bank.  Its name is TIME.  Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.  Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.  It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.  Each day it opens a new account for you.

Each night it burns the remains of the day.  If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours.  There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow."  You must live in the present on today's deposits.  Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!  The clock is running.  Make the most of today.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE-SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have!  And treasure it more because you  shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.   

And remember that time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called...
The Present!!

My Dad has been gone now quite a few years..But I can still hear his voice, I often find myself "hearing" those old familiar words of instruction. Of course, back then I didn't want to hear them, but now I see the LOVE behind the words.


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