September 28, 2012
The Tom Roten Morning Show...Mornings from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., on News Radio 800 WVHU/1600 WZZW.
Sunday is Father's Day. I wish I could put into words just how thankful I am for my Dad! I tried in a card being mailed to him today. I thank God for his sacrifice for his family! I thank God that He put me with the parents He did!
Here's a good article on Fatherhood...The Secret Habit of Great Dads by Stephen Kendrick of COURAGEOUS fame.
"As young boys, my brothers and I would head out the front door of our home in Smyrna, Georgia to eagerly explore the woods across the street with our neighborhood friends.
Swinging on vines. Killing snakes. Shooting fireworks at one another. As I look back at the dangers we dove into, I can see that God was constantly sparing us of many more emergency room visits than we deserved.
As the youngest son, my personal explorations also took me deep into the uncharted territories of our suburban home. Crawling under beds and hiding in closets, I became very familiar with almost every inch of our house.
But there were a few times in my adventures when I’d wander in on my dad unexpectedly. I never found him looking at inappropriate magazines or using drugs. But multiple times, I caught him in his room or in his closet on his knees . . . praying for us and our family.
You can tell a lot about a man’s character by what you stumble upon him doing when he’s alone. And in my home, I was impacted deeply by how I saw my father willingly bowing before God."
My guest yesterday, Mason County, WV native Steve Chapman, wrote/performed a great song about his Dad who was a preacher in Pt. Pleasant. It's called “Daddy’s Best Sermon”.
Steve's Dad preached to his children by the way he lived at home, as REAL Christian!
That's what I want to be for my sons!
Happy Father's Day!