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Happy Fathers Day
June 18, 2010

What a busy week, I don't have time to do up 'Fathers Day', plus it would be like tooting my own horn.

I do want to take time out for all the Fathers/Dads out there.

I know some of you may be single parents, or were raised by a single parent (usually raised by mom).

Some of you may have been raised by grand parents, an older sibling, or aunts and uncles.

These are your parents, your mom and dad.

Please take time to say thank you and honor the people that helped to raise you.

In many cases, mom was dad as well.

We can't under estimate the roll of parents.

Mom and dad, both play an equal and important roll, or they should.

God wants a two parent family.

We need two parent families to share in responsibilities, to teach and to help raise our sons and daughters.

Young men and young ladies need roll models and that starts at home with both a mom and a dad.

Kids need two parents to love them, to teach them, to chastise them and so on.

Kids need to see men be men and women be women.

How else is a child going to know what to look for in a future mate?

Love, kindness, strength, courage, tenderness, teaching, encouraging, discipline, hugs, kisses and even tears are all part of the make up of a real man.

Even adult kids still need their parents.

To all the Dads out there, God bless and thank you.

A father doesn't make a dad.

A blessed DADS day to all.

A Fathers Day Poem

A father and a dad are not the same:
One can be a dad and not a father,
Or one can be a father and not bother To earn through love the more endearing name.
Some find fatherhood a bit too tame,
Leaving all the details to the mother,
Or dumping the sweet burden on another
Man with just a passing twinge of shame.
You have been our dad so many years
That you've become the landscape that is home,
The mountain that we look to from afar.
No matter where we go we're not alone,
For you remain within to still our fears
And be the word that tells us who we are.

Author, Unknown

Joshua 1:9

Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in

Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

"Treat the earth well:

It was not given to you by your parents,

It was loaned to you by your children.

We do not inherit the Earth from our

Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."

Ancient Indian Proverb

Your friend indeed,

Ron Patterson

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