Father’s Day


Little boys with grown-up air,
Furrowed brow and graying hair,
Little boys who long to fish,
Wistful-eyed with long-dreamed wish.

Working long hours through the day,
Wondering which of bills to pay,
Talking, smiling when you’re tired,
Knowing these things are required.

Buying shoes for little feet,
That go racing down the street,
Going to bed too tired to pray,
Bless you on this Father’s Day.

–Carlyn Edwards

"If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" Luke 11:11-13

"Thoughts For Today to Brighten Your Day"

by Glenn, Mercedes and Lauren Hitchcock

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