Archives July 2020

Honor Fathers

brown wooden card on white table

In June we have a Sunday set aside to honor fathers. Honorable fathers are men of good character and are a vital necessity for a healthy society. Honoring fathers is an important brick in the family which is foundational to any society. Fathers are here to defend, provide, and cherish their wives and children.

Honor Fathers Especially –

Respectable Fathers – A Vital Necessity

History and statistics show us that one of the major factors in the break down of our society is homes without fathers. It is especially hitting black families a stunning blow. But any home without a father suffers. Husbands and wives, men and women, are both necessary in the family.

The pattern for fathering is passed from one generation to the next. A sad reality is since mothers and fathers both have gone into the workforce, too many children are raising themselves.

Dependable Fathers – Half of A United Unit

It is a crime against society to drive a wedge between men and women when the two genders need to unite. Our society and our children depend on good homes. A single parent home shouldn’t be a common happening.

Women need to acknowledge that no one can do it all. We are told we can have a career, be a mother, and juggle all the items flying through the air, and we don’t need a husband. But the truth is, we just cannot do it by ourselves. We honor fathers as part of our recognition of that fact.

Moral Fathers – Scriptural Basic

Even if we could keep everything flying that still isn’t the way God meant for homes to operate. God planned for families to have a father and a mother.

As we are told in scriptures, fathers are to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Those that do become worthy of their children’s obedience when God says “Honor fathers”.

Why Honor Fathers?

It is important to honor men. The traits that make men manly are the ones that make them good fathers. Our society is in dire need of men of good character to step up and be honorable fathers. Honor fathers to encourage a healthy society.

“Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:2-4 KJV)

July

People are tip-toeing around July after being confronted with our spring issues and then our June issues. We are hoping for a more peaceful summer and fall.

Today is July 2, 2020, and we are looking toward the Fourth of July. We are small-town America and I’m not sure what our ‘larger’ picture will be. If towns will still have their parades or if they will be shut down.

For our family, we are still planning to have a grill out and a small fireworks display.

One of my favorite memories of the Fourth of July was when our children were small and we lived just a few miles from where we are now. Our house/farmstead was on a slight rise of land and our neighbor across the field had bought fireworks and we just sat out on our porch steps and watched their display.

We didn’t have to load up and drive miles and park amongst strangers then drive home. It was quiet and peaceful and a good show as well.

One thing we’ve been warned about lately is to be respectful of those who have problems with these displays. It feels wrong that people who have sacrificed the most are uncomfortable with the fireworks. For them, we feel empathy.

The Fourth has another side as well. In light of recent events, it looks like we should go back and reteach the basics of our history. The idea that 1776 was not the beginning of our country as a nation apart from England leaves those of us who have taught American history scratching our heads.

We need to realize that we’ve been sabotaged and take back the education of our children. A college education that brainwashes our young adults is stupid, and parents spend their hard-earned money for a crock of soured kraut.

“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
(Colossians 2:2-3 KJV)