Every human life has value.

Blessings for all you fathers out there! Fathers are often the forgotten heroes of the American family, yet none would be complete without them. Thank you to all fathers for the hard work you do to support, protect and be an example to your children and grandchildren. Thank you, above all, for accepting your role as father – a difficult task in our society which belittles the vocation and even deems it unnecessary or undesirable through IVF, abortion, contraception and radical feminism.

Of course we wouldn’t be here at all without God our Father who created us to be his children and share in the inheritance of his Kingdom in Heaven. Therefore with confidence we cry, “Abba, Father!” and pray:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. They Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven! Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our tresspasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil – AMEN!

Very special Father’s Day blessings to my friend Luke (his wife Lena and I have been friends since about the fourth or fifth grade), whose son, Ryan, was just born yesterday!

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Here I am with my sisters and my father. We celebrated Father’s Day with dinner by the Lake of the Ozarks last night:

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My dad is also a master blogger and the one who encouraged me to start blogging. So if you see anything you like on here, you really have him to thank for it. He owns and operates AgWired, among others.

Some other noteworthy “daddy bloggers”:
Regular Guy Paul
Patrick at Driving out the Snakes – He has taken a little blogging break, however – I hope he comes back!
Jay at Pro Ecclesia

and spiritual fathers:
Fr. Joe
Fr. Erik Richtsteig
Fr. Martin Fox

A Father’s Day Prayer
by Gaynell Bordes Cronin

Thank you, friend Jesus,
for my father who loves me,
for my grandfather who cares for me,
and for God, your father and mine,
who made me and is always with me.

How lucky I am!

Today’s celebration makes stories like this much more tragic.

June 15th, 2008 at 12:03 pm
One Response to “Happy Father’s Day!”
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    Thank you. Being a daddy is the most important job I have, so your kind words do mean a lot.