Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #149!
Whatcha doin’ for Father’s Day this year?
When I was a kid, Father’s Day meant crafting a handmade card and a simple cookout in the backyard. My dad never really wanted much; he always said he just wanted time with “his girls”. Over the years, tho, I never felt I really expressed to my dad how much I loved and appreciated him.
And ya’ gotta admit that being a dad in our society is really a tough job these days. They’re often portrayed as either foolish and weak, or stubborn and pig-headed; often the butt of jokes, and just as often not taken too seriously.
I find, sadly, that this attitude can also be found within the community of faith.
I have to admit that I haven’t always given my dad the respect he deserved while he was alive, and haven’t always taught my kids well in that area as a mom.
So let’s really celebrate Father’s Day this year
Hey, I know he may not be perfect, and may even sometimes be tough to live with…but your dad – and your children’s dad – are part and parcel of God’s plan and purpose. Remember: God is The One who creates families.
Purpose this year to celebrate that – or at least find something related to him to celebrate! Honor an uncle or grandparent or friend or neighbor if you can’t honor your own dad this year, and let’s use it as an opportunity to remind ourselves and those around us about God’s call to us all to
Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
- If you’re looking for some ideas for your dad (or your kids are), definitely check out our first feature this week – lots of creative gifts there!
- You could also check out our own gift guide for dads, or our Father’s Day ideas or DIY – Father’s Day boards on Pinterest.
- Sometimes dads get discouraged. Being that they’re often away at work all day, sometimes they’re at a loss as to how to fit in or knowing what they contribute. If you know a homeschooling dad that could use some encouragement, these posts might help: (please read them yourself first to know if they’d apply)
- If your hubby, like mine, likes a good movie, here are some lists you could consult. Pick a movie out for rental or purchase, make sure everybody’s cleared their schedule for next weekend, pull some of his favorite snacks together, and enjoy a family movie night for Father’s Day. This list, by the movie folk at IMDB, contains 47 titles featuring father-son/daughter relationships. The Daily Press has a photo gallery of their choices, and even the ladies’ fashion magazine, Elle, compiled their 25 favorite shows. This last collection below, compiled by FandangoNow but no longer online, contains what they described as “modern classics” and was titled:
Top 25 Picks Movies Dad wants to share with the kids
- Star Wars (1977)
- ET (1982)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Toy Story (1995)
- Shrek (2001)
- Rocky (1976)
- Avatar (2009)
- The Lion Kind (1994)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
- Finding Nemo (2003)
- Back to the Future (1985)
- The Karate Kin (1984)
- Home Alone (1990)
- Ghostbusters (1984)
- The Incredibles (2004)
- The Goonies (1985)
- Field of Dreams (1989)
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
- Jaws (1975)
- Independence day (1996)
- Spier Man (2002)
- Big (1988)
- Gremlins (1984)
- Iron Man (2008)
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So what are your plans for Father’s Day this year? If this is a difficult time for you, please know that you’ll be in our prayers… And if it’s only difficult ’cause you can’t think of what to do – well, then, I hope we’ve provided you with some inspiration!
Now, on to our features…
Fathers Day is just around the corner, and that means we get to spoil all those special dads we love so much! If you’re looking for ways to make him feel special, here are some of our favorite Father’s Day Gifts. Take a look –
Being a wall for your homeschooled teen doesn’t stop when he formally finishes high school, but it begins well before he is a teenager. However, the teen years are the most crucial because they are when a teen is learning independence. Resenting limits while at the same time needing them can make for explosive situations in your home.
Here are three ways to be a wall for your teen while maintaining peace in your home.
You can hardly believe that the time has come. That very special young adult in your life will soon be walking across the stage and accepting their high school diploma. Bursting with pride, you want to find the absolute perfect gift to not only tell them how proud you are but to also make sure that the gift itself is of use to them now that they are entering the next chapter of their lives.
What better a gift than that of a book?
I have a surprise! (Don’t you just love surprises?!) We aren’t done celebrating yet. Stitch Fix wanted to help celebrate my blog’s anniversary, too, so they donated a $50 gift certificate to be given away!!!
Just in case you missed my other post, I’m celebrating the first anniversary of my blog.
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