Sunday, June 19, 2011

Real daddies

Many men can conceive children, but it takes a real man to be a daddy...to invest time, to be there, to be a spiritual leader for those who God has entrusted into their care.

I'm glad Larry Shrodes is not just my baby daddy...he is the true father to my three children on earth and one waiting for us in heaven, and to our spiritual children at Celebration Church.  (Plus all those we have spiritually parented over the years who are in other locations.)

I realize everyone does not have the privilege of having a real dad and there's nothing more important for a Mom than knowing that their children are taken care of.  I thank God for His grace over my life in selecting Larry as the father to my children.

I'm setting this post to publish after our service at Celebration has already started so as to not ruin any surprises.  This morning Larry has a special treat for all of the Dads at CC.  It's super hot here in Florida right now as it is in most parts of the country.  An iced cold drink is most welcome anytime!  This morning as their pastor brings the Word of God, the dads of Celebration will all be personally served an iced cold "Dad's" root beer (their choice - regular of diet) that they can drink right there in service as he brings the message.  A bunch of coolers were prepared early this morning with loads of ice  in a room adjacent to the sanctuary to ensure they are ready and waiting for just the right moment.

Here's to all the dads out there who live their lives with integrity and serve as awesome examples for the generation they are raising.

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