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Saturday, 20 June 2009

Spiritual Sundays ~ Father's Day


Welcome to Spiritual Sundays! This weekend we celebrate Father's Day, and in honour of Father's Day, I would like to pay tribute to the three 'Fathers' in my life.

THE GREATEST GIFT A FATHER CAN GIVE TO HIS CHILDREN IS HIMSELF.

My earthly father passed away in May of 1995 at the age of 67, and I miss him still. Daddy was a vital part of my life while I was growing up. He made sure my brother and I got to church every week and he was faithfully involved in so many areas of church life himself, that it was only natural that I would be involved too. Growing up, I thought he was the wisest man walking the face of the earth. Right into my late teens, I thought that. My father was charming, intelligent, witty, and loved very deeply. He was a character, and a great story-teller too. He was always pulling pranks on his family and friends. He had many friends, many hobbies, and was blessed with many talents. He worked as an Accountant his whole life but spent time putting his other talents to good use. During his lifetime he built many projects, including our first home. There were times while I was growing up, I wondered why God had placed me in my particular family. Looking back, I now realize that God in His wisdom knew that I would never have learned the lessons I needed to learn had I grown up in any other family. My father taught me much; perhaps the most important of all was to have integrity. So, thank you Lord, for giving me who You considered to be the best for me, and help me to always treasure my Daddy's memory.

The father of my children is my most favourite person in the whole world. He's my best friend! My hubby is everything I ever dreamed of in a husband, and I am so blessed to have him in my life! God knew exactly what I needed when He brought Hubby my way, and I'll always be thankful for the love and the life we have shared together. My hubby is a man of God; faithful, and true to his calling. He is so proud of his family and loves them dearly. There is nothing he wouldn't do for any of us if it was within his power to do so. He is precious to all of us! I thank God for him every day, and this being Father's Day weekend, I ask His special blessing upon this wonderful man in my life. Love you, Hubby!

My heavenly Father is the most important Person in my life and He is the reason I'm here today. From the time I was a little girl, I have felt His hand upon my life. There was a time however, when my life was somewhat of a wreck; much like a construction site. It was messy, without an engineer to build something beautiful out of the mess that was made there. Some of the ground had been broken and there were all kinds of equipment on the site but no one to take charge of it. When Jesus came into my life, He changed all that. He took control and little by little, He has moulded me into the person He wants me to be. He's still working on me and I won't be complete until He takes me home. In the meantime, my life is better, happier, and more secure because of my faithful Father's love and care. I can honestly say that I give Him all the glory for who I am, because aside from Him, I am nothing!

"Faith of our fathers! we will love Both friend and foe in all our strife;

And preach thee, too, as love knows how, By kindly words and virtuous life.

Faith of our fathers! holy faith! We will be true to thee till death!" - Frederick W. Faber {1814-1863}

On this very special day, I want to say 'Thank you' to both Charlotte and Ginger for their work behind the scenes on Spiritual Sundays. It is because of their contribution and caring for others that we are able to participate in this event each week. And of course there are the men in their lives, giving them the love and support they need too. So thanks, guys for being there for your wives! Please click on the link http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/ or the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar to go visit these wonderful ladies and all the other folks who participate. I pray you will be blessed! Have a wonderful day everyone; especially all you fathers out there!

18 comments:

Shelia said...

HI Sandi and it's so nice to meet you! Oh, what a sweet post. My father also has gone to heaven, Dec. 13, 1997. I miss him still today! But we know we'll meet again!
Thank you for popping in to visit me.
Bless you and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

char72 said...

What a wonderful tribute for Father's Day and for any day for that matter. One of the greatest disappointments of my life is that my father was not a Christian. I'm so thankful that my mother was and had such a big influence on my life. I'm thankful my children have a wonderful Christian father.
Charlotte

Clif said...

What a wonderful, inspiring post. This should encourage all of us men to want to be better. Thank you for posting.

Karen said...

Sandi, That was beautifully written. Thank God for fathers and I pray that more and more the hearts of the fathers are turned toward their children.

Kris said...

That was a wonderful post!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Aren't you glad that your Heavenly Father had his hand on you no matter what?

Saleslady371 said...

This is so nice the way you honored your dad, husband and Heavenly Father, Sandi. Have a nice Sunday!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sadi,
This is beauitful what a wonderful tribute on this Father's Day. Thank you for sharing them with us today.

Hugz Lorie

enchanting cottage said...

This is a beautiful, beautiful post! I miss my father so much. Thank-you for such kind words about Charlotte and myself.
Ginger

Smilingsal said...

How fortunate we are to have good, Godly husbands along with our Heavenly Father. In addition, you have great memories of your earthly father. Happy Sunday!

Lisa said...

You have had some pretty amazing guys in your life! Thank you for a great post!

Mevely317 said...

Oh Sandi, I'll bet your daddy's just bustin' his buttons in pride after seeing what you've written. I enjoyed reading it all .. slowly, savoring the feeling.
Thank you!

Myra

Cathy said...

What a lovely tribute!!! So moving!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

God bless you!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Sandi; What a beautiful tribute to Father's Day. I just really enjoyed reading your post. My daddy passed 4 yrs ago come this Oct. In reading yours it brought back so many memories of mine,,, thank you... for sharing.

Hugs;
Alaura

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

Nice post :)

Shrley Watts said...

Sandi, I love to read your article. I am thankful God has blessed your family.Thank you for sharing. Shirley Watts

Valerie said...

That was a beautiful tribute to all of your Fathers!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Ms.Daisy said...

Sandi,
Your thoughts on our Heavenly Father are so in tune with my thinking...I loved reading your post on this Spiritual Sunday and Father's Day.

Blessings,
Jean

kymber said...

Sandi,
What a wonderful tribute to all three Father's in your life! You are so loving and it definitely is felt and comes through in your writing.

Thank you for sharing your stories with us and for giving us a little glimpse of the beautiful woman inside your heart.
Blessings,
Kymber

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