“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord .” ~Joshua 24:15

Today we honor our fathers. The men in our lives who lead us. Who teach us. Who guide us. The men who protect us from the monsters under our beds and closets. The men who pick us up when we fall off our bikes, or in my case find a way to get 12 feet down off a ledge to rescue me from falling into the water.

Father’s do so much for us. They teach our young boys how to grow into young men. They teach young girls that they are princesses and how they deserve to be treated as a young woman by young men. They teach and guide us when we’re children. My Dad was and is and will always be the best Dad in the world! (I’m not biased or anything, just truthful)

Just as Joshua led his family to follow the LORD, our fathers today need to continue in this example. Dads are the head of the household, but in our day and age, we have turned this into a negative, anti-woman, toxic-masculinity problem. We have tried to destroy the roll of a Dad. When we get rid of the father, you get rid of the head. Without a head, you are running around without knowing where you are going. We have less and less highschool graduates, and more and more alcoholics, drug addicts, womanizers, criminals, etc. Without a Father, the household breaks down.

Fathers, you are not replaceable. You are not unnecessary. You are not useless. You are needed. You are wanted. And we are grateful for all the amazing things you do. Let’s not get rid of Fathers and their roles in our lives, but let us, especially today, honor our Fathers and be thankful for them. For those who grew up without a father or a good father, strive to be the kind of father that you wanted as a child. Be the protector, the rescuer, the leader, the head of the household, and the SUPERHERO.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Father.

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