Happy Father’s Day, with kid in hand with the gift of #1 dad, grins and giggles 

Father’s near and far, some are no where, get out the map and place a red dot all over the atlas. They are strewn here, and there, anyone would say I have someone special to honor this day 

Father figures, a man that leads and guides you along the way. Hey high five. Maybe even offers a hug, or Slug Bug right in the shoulder 

Cheesy hallmark cards with words few would ever say. Yet we buy them anyways. All categories too. Industry booms to praise that special someone we call dad, it is the thought that counts. They will think its rad

Dad’s are always good at that “oh Golf balls, a muscle T with #1 dad, “oh yes honey I will wear it proud”, they even add with their grin “in fact it will be worn so much it will be worn thin.” A trophy, mug, or even a tie. They all say hey you’re great dad! Hand made pottery, and poems too. Kindergarteners around the globe hold proud to. Grins and giggles as they sit on papas lap in anticipation of the great reveal 

Getting up at the crack of dawn to work all day. Bills to pay and bread upon the table, that is dad. Genuinely meaning well for the success of his family 

In honor of them bbq’s are blazing, sports are being played, sitting in a recliner with the remote glued to palms to no end, croquet, and horseshoes, lots of campers too. Don’t think about mowing the lawn, the kid will do that. Cracks up, as he gets his shoes prepped

Father’s near and far, some are no where, just simply missed

It is Father’s Day reach out, and send that special greet. Make them feel special and neat

The Police said it best;

I’ll send an SOS to the world 

I’ll send an SOS to world

I hope that someone gets my 

Message in a bottle

Take time to make someone smile today for all the efforts they have bestowed to you, they may not be called dad in title, yet someone who is worth the smile. Who means a lot to you 

Happy Father’s Day near and far, and to the ones who left us early in life, wishing you were simply here 

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!  –1 John 3:1

Word Prompt: Bottle


Jesus did you know, YES!

Jesus did you know…I have not an earthly Father to celebrate tomorrow

Jesus did you know…The night he took his life with gun in hand and shed his own blood he too shed the blood from our hearts 

Jesus did you know…As I heard the piercing scream as my mom dropped the phone. Deafeated at all costs his soul lost. In a moment our lives changed

Jesus did you know…I was only 9, but I remember the anger raging through me. Sitting on a neighbors lap. Watching my mom sobbing. Raising my fist to the heavens asking how could you do this. Remembering her pleads, “please don’t do it”. 200 miles away. I often wonder how she has managed to be okay? 

Jesus did you know…I don’t have a lot of memory of the times we shared, but every picture says in sentiment I was a daddy’s girl through and through. He taught me to read, write, and ride my blue banana seat bike. I do know he loved me 

Jesus did you know…Yes just as you know the count of every hair on my head, and that of my next thought. I need not wonder. You have purposed this all. I may not have an earthly Father but I have a heavenly one that loves beyond any measure I can compare. Unconditional, merciful, and gracious. How great a love I have found in you!!

Jesus you know!   

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. 139

1You have searched me, Lord,

and you know me.

2You know when I sit and when I rise;

you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3You discern my going out and my lying down;

you are familiar with all my ways.

4Before a word is on my tongue

you, Lord, know it completely.

5You hem me in behind and before,

and you lay your hand upon me.

6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too lofty for me to attain.

7Where can I go from your Spirit?

Where can I flee from your presence?

8If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10even there your hand will guide me,

your right hand will hold me fast.

11If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me

and the light become night around me,”

12even the darkness will not be dark to you;

the night will shine like the day,

for darkness is as light to you.

13For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

15My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place,

when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

16Your eyes saw my unformed body;

all the days ordained for me were written in your book

before one of them came to be.

17How precious to me are your thoughts,#17 Or How amazing are your thoughts concerning me God!

How vast is the sum of them!

18Were I to count them,

they would outnumber the grains of sand—

when I awake, I am still with you.

19If only you, God, would slay the wicked!

Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!

20They speak of you with evil intent;

your adversaries misuse your name.

21Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,

and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?

22I have nothing but hatred for them;

I count them my enemies.

23Search me, God, and know my heart;

test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24See if there is any offensive way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.