Father’s Day is Sunday

Hey y’all. Wanted to stop by & remind you that Sunday is Father’s Day. I hope you are fortunate to get to spend time with your dad this weekend. I know if you are not still blessed to have your dad, you will have him on your mind. I hope you get the chance to honor the fathers in your life. Here are some things for your Father’s Day entertainment.

Click here for that funny video of the little girl who doesn’t want to say Happy Father’s Day.

 

Here are some Father’s Day posts I have done in the past:

Hats off to some of the greatest Dads

Happy belated Father’s Day & distractions

Happy Father’s Day

Daddy performing Elizabeth & Nick’s wedding ceremony. This is one of my favorite pictures of all time.

 

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You think it’s hot here 

Two boys & a bucket of water

Two boys & a bucket of water

It’s funny. We know summer comes every year. But when it starts getting scorching hot, ya’ll, we act so shocked. Like,

“Lord have mercy, where in the WORLD did this come from?”  

The heat, the humidity is just atrocious.  Thank the Lord, I have lived in the south all my life & ya’ll, I will tell you, you never get used to the heat. You just survive it. Just today I talked to a man, that lives in Texas.  He said OUR heat was stifling. And he’s from Texas!  Is Texas not hot??  And we DID say after all of the cold this winter we would not say a WORD, a WORD, I tell you, when it got hot.  But, here we are.

I love the church sign I saw once, in the dead of summer, that simply stated

“You think it’s hot here…..”  

What would we do without the temperature showing up in our cars?

What would we do without the temperature showing up in our cars?

Well, that’s true. There is a place that’s going to be hotter than Northeast Mississippi (Yes, we are from the North.  And we are o.k. with that.) in June that’s why we do everything we can to avoid it.

Galatians 5 talks about the fruit of the spirit. Not fruits, plural but fruit singular as in meaning one. It means you have to be ALL of it. Not just a part.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. (NKJV)

19706052-apple-representing-the-fruit-of-the-holy-spirit

Let’s back up a little & see what we can do to avoid an eternity of “hotter than a $2.00 pistol” surroundings:

Galatians 5:19-21

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,[c] fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,[d] drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God (NKJV)

When my all my kids were still at home, I had all of these listed & posted on the front of the refrigerator.  Since our most sensitive & highly classified topics came up in the kitchen, of all places, one of them would bring up a situation. It could be from what was being worn to school, to how someone was handling a certain situation, or maybe how someone was acting.    I would point to the refrigerator & say ,

“Do you see it on this list?”  

With that, they would know the rest of the story.  Lots of good conversations came from having that list out where we could see it all the time.

I am so glad you stopped by to visit with me today.  Don’t forget this weekend is Father’s Day.  If your daddy is still living, make sure to visit or call him.  It’s the right thing to do.  We will be having Sunday lunch at my house for our Daddys.  I will be sure to post some pictures later.  Also, see below for my pet peeve of the week. Until then, I have to be going because I should be washing clothes.

Thanks for the lesson Gary.

Thanks for the lesson, Patrick.

photo credits: Facebook, 123RF, junk gypsy

 

 

Happy belated Father’s Day & distractions

I hope all of you fathers out there had a wonderful day on Sunday. I did not forget you. I was just, well distracted. But first let me say I love my Daddy & I did visit him Sunday. This year, I visited him at his house. Not at the Mississippi Department of Corrections. It used to kinda be a running joke. If someone asked me, “Did you get to see your Dad on Father’s Day?” I would reply very solemnly, “Yes, he seemed to be doing well. You know he’s at the correctional facility, now.” Lots of times, I would get startled looks. Then again, those who knew us well enough, knew he was just at work. He has since retired & I do not have to go through a guarded chain link, barbed wire laden gate to make my Father’s Day visit. Coincidently, my daddy is a preacher. Even though he is in his late 60s, he still sees it his responsibility to keep the gospel spread about. He was filling in for a friend, on Sunday, at a local congregation. Like a good minister he spent his Sunday afternoon studying the Bible & taking a little rest. Me & Miss Neenee went over after our church service Sunday night. We took him supper & visited for a bit. He was full of his usual entertaining conversation. As I sat at the kitchen table talking to him, I felt very blest to be there with him. Very blest to have been raised by a preaching daddy & praying mama. Very blest to have had a present daddy. One that was there & was involved with me & my brother growing up. He did a miraculous & above and beyond job taking care of my mama when she got sick. I have nothing bad to say about my daddy. Nothing. At. All. Go ahead. Try to make me say something. Nope. Won’t do it. He has the qualities the Bible talks about.
A Father’s Integrity
I Chronicles 29:17
17 I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here to offer willingly to You. (NKJV)
A Father’s Courage
Joshua 1:9
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
A Father’s Compassion
Psalm 103:13
13 As a father pities his children,
So the LORD pities those who fear Him.(NKJV)

A Father’s Legacy
Proverbs 23:24
24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,
And he who begets a wise child will delight in him. (NKJV)
A Father’s Wisdom
Proverbs 4:11-13, NIV
“I guide you
in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths.
When you walk,
your steps will not be hampered;
when you run,
you will not stumble.
Hold on to instruction,
do not let it go;
guard it well,
for it is your life.”

A Father’s Love
I Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

I hope everyone has had a great week, so far. I so hope you did not mind my Father’s Day post being a teeny tiny bit late. Oh yeah, that distraction I was talking about- a FULL weekend with my sweeties! It was grand. But for now, I have to be going because I should be washing clothes.

kade in cargrilingkade pool partypool kidswatermelon neely

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Hats off to some of the greatest Dads

photo credit: Queen of the snot princess blog

photo credit: Queen of the snot princess blog

Did not want to miss the chance to say Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing Dads out there. (You know who you are!) My choices for best Dads all around are: My Daddy, My husband, My brother, My father-in-law & My son.

Me & my sweet Daddy

Me & my sweet Daddy

I can quite honestly say, I was blessed with one of the best Daddys EVER. He is a Godly man. I don’t have to really say anything else about him. If you have a Godly father on Earth, you know everything else just falls into place. However, I will brag a little. He is the person I always go to for advice. Being a Godly man, he always dishes out Godly instruction. He is a rock that I lean on. He is truly a wonderful human being. If there is a finer man out there, well, I’m not going to say you are a liar.  But,  if you know how loving, generous, and down right funny my Daddy is, well, I guess I would choose my words wisely.  That is if you think somebody can pull all of that off better than him.  Just sayin…’ I’m kinda partial to him.  (When I say partial, I mean I’m real convinced I’m right about this one.)

Me & my sweetie

Me & my sweetie

My husband is the bomb.com (Do people say that anymore? Because he really is.) He is master griller at our hacienda. Thursday night grilled goes on all year round. We always have something that makes you want to slap yo’ mama good on Thursday night. He cherishes the ones he loves. He is loyal as the dickens. I’m not real sure what we would do without him. (And don’t plan on finding out.)

My brother-who I affectionately refer to as "Bud"

My brother-who I affectionately refer to as “Bud”

My brother is the younger version of my Dad. He is rooted deeply in his love & beliefs. He is kind. He is important. He is smart. (Did I just sound like one of the characters from “The Help”?) Oh well, it’s true, he is all those things. He loves his family. He is a terrific cook. I just don’t know if there is anyone better, that you can call a brother.

My father-in-law was a a Master Sergeant for the U.S. Army for 23 years.

My father-in-law was a a Master Sergeant for the U.S. Army for 23 years.

My father in law left this walk of life to be with the Lord in 2011.  I can say when he passed away, it was just like my own Dad had died.  That’s the kind of relationship we had.  He was such a terrific Christian man.  He loved church & his family.  He would do anything for anybody.  People loved him.  He made such a mark on my life.  I won’t ever forget how loving, gracious, and faithful he was to God & to his family.  I loved him just like I loved my Dad.  And the thing about it is, he loved me right back.  To top it off, he was a Master Sergeant for the U.S. Army for 23 years, a ROTC teacher, & an elder at church.  He was such a precious, precious soul.  I am beyond blessed to have been close to him.

Mr. Sweetie Pants & his Dad

Mr. Sweetie Pants & his Dad

My son has the tenderest heart. His little boy is so crazy about him. I know I could call him day or night & he would come help me. He’s just like that. He has been a Dad for less than 2 years. However, people could take some lessons from him on how to love your kids. Because he does love my grandson to pieces!

I hope all you remarkable Dad’s out there have a memorable Father’s Day. If your Dad is still living, please be sure to talk or go see him today, give him a big hug & kiss & let him know he means the world to you. I know he would treasure that.  As for me, I have to go, because I should be washing clothes.

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