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Father’s Day Thoughts

Happy Father’s Day! We are headed to church this morning, and then my sweet daddy is coming over for lunch. Father’s Day is different for us these days.

It seems like just a few years ago, we were going to lunch at my Mom and Dad’s house. We would spend a few hours there and then head to my sister-in-law’s house and celebrate with my father-in-law.

We have lost my mom and both Wayne’s parents. Change is inevitable, and I wish we could go back in time, but we can’t. We have to keep pushing forward.

This year has certainly brought a lot of change in our lives. 2020 has already been one for the record books, and we’re only halfway through it.

Sometimes I want to close the world off and just hunker down in my home. Maybe it will all go away.

But that’s not a possible scenario and scripture reminds me….we don’t give up.

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Don’t give up, LOOK UP! Fix our eyes on what we can’t see and know that there will come a day when all things will be made new.

There’s a song I’ve been listening to called My Weapon by Natalie Grant.

The chorus says this:

Your presence is my greatest weapon
Pushing back the darkness
Breaking every chain

In a broken and messed up world, Jesus is our weapon. So let’s speak His name!

 

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  1. We went to our son’s house for dinner. This was the first year that I didn’t host. A sort of changing of the guard – and it was good! So very grateful for my wonderful husband and son – both are great dads.

  2. Our Father’s Day is different too. My dad passed when I was 20 and my husband when I was 42. So my four children and I celebrated him by revisiting a beach house we went to when he was alive and re-created the photos. We miss him but he would want us to celebrate and remember how much fun we had and his radiant positivity and smile. The song, Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin, came to mind mind after reading this post. Blessings for all as we navigate the struggles of this life and wait in joyful hope for our Savior.

  3. Hi Cyndi!
    You are so blessed to have a wonderful father!! I never knew my biological father and my step dad was not a nice man and caused me a lot of heartache in my life.
    But I have my Heavenly Father and someday I will be forever with him!! The new song your presence is my greatest weapon is my present favorite!! I listen to it everyday!!
    Donna

  4. Father’s Day is different once your dad is gone. Mine has been gone for 15 years now. So much has happened. He would love his great-grandchildren, one of whom is named after him. I try to enjoy watching my sons be great fathers now.

  5. Thank you for this wonderful reminder. That Jesus is our great conqueror, and we need not fear the future. God bless you in all you do dear Cyndi. You are doing God’s work, and He is using you for good.

  6. Your dad looks like a sweetie! Great picture! I looked at it and thought, ” I like his looks… I’ll bet I’d like to be friends with him!” My dad is like that too, and I am forever thankful that he is still in my life, and at 91 years of age, still works hard to keep his body and mind strong. We are truly blessed!

  7. Thank you sweet Cyndi. Your post brought tears but also comfort. Love the scripture; one of my very favorites. It is a sad day for our family, side Jeff is no longer with me and my kids. I do still have my Parents and his too. Although his Mom has alzheimer’s and my Mom is getting some dementias. Definitely not the same at all anymore. Hugs to you and your family dear Cyndi. 😉

  8. Enjoy your day with your Dad and sweet husband! Time together is so special! Each celebration becomes a wonderful memory.

    1. Really needed that scripture today. Thank you. Both my husband and my parents are gone. Kids live in different state. Covid has kept us apart and I have been starting to feel sorrowful. That changes today! Swallowing my fear and heading off to see the kids as soon as packed. Hope sure feels better

  9. Thanks for the reminder Cyndi! Just lost my Dad to COVID a month ago. Still grieving but trust that he’s sitting with God now. You have been a blessing to me and my family over the past few years and I have shared your blog posts with my parents when my Mom was going through cancer treatments last year. Blessings to you! Jolene

  10. Thank you for the perfect verse today. I lost my father 5 years ago today. My husband lost his father 14 years ago June 14th. Enjoy your family today and hold them close!

  11. Just to make you smile…
    “Sometimes I want to close the world off and just hunker down in my home”……you do know that we have all done that recently right?
    As I recall, it was nice for a few weeks and then we all started getting ancy.
    Anyways…your message today is well taken, I just wanted to make you smile at that particular wish that we used to think could never be and now we know it can!!!! What’s that old saying…Careful what you wish for!
    Have a wonderful day Cyndy.

  12. Yes, change is hard. I miss my dad soooo much He died falling off a ladder at 63 yrs. old…..2 yrs. from retirement. My kids were only 11, 7 and 3, so he missed so much of their lives. They are now all grown and married and kids of their own. He would have loved to see them grow up and see his great grandchildren. I often want to turn back time but like you said we can’t and we have to move forward. Christ is our comfort and strength and HE helps us move forward. Have a wonderful lunch with your daddy. Thinking of Wayne as he’s missing his parents and you missing your mom.

  13. Thanks for sharing the beautiful bible verse!!
    Wishing your dad and husband a beautiful day surrounded by love with their great grandchildren,grandchildren and with you!!!😊❤️🤗❤️😊❤️
    Blessings to all!!!🙏

  14. Very well said and very encouraging words from the greatest source there is – God’s word! Thanks Cyndi❤️

  15. So grateful for our hope in the Lord! My husband and I have both lost our dads over the past few years. We miss them so deeply, but they both loved and served the Lord. We will see them again, praise the Lord!

  16. Thank you for the spiritual message today and every day for that matter. Father’s Day is always difficult for me as I didn’t have a close relationship with my own father. It’s decreasing to read your blog with its positive thoughts

  17. All of these holidays are tough for me. Having lost my dad and my husband makes me sad on these days. Thank you for helping to remind me where I need to focus my mind, my thoughts, my eyes on Jesus during these lonely times and always.

    1. Gail……going to say a little prayer for you. So hard. I can’t imagine loosing both. Like Cyndi said…..LOOK UP!!!! He’s our comfort and strength. Blessings to you today.