Greetings Beloveds,

Father’s Day is this Sunday, which is a great opportunity to celebrate the male Creative energy. We’ll do that with Rev. Larry Schneider leading us on Sunday morning with an eagerly anticipated return to the pulpit. It will be so great to have him back as we allow his words to enliven our spirits and guide us to a deeper understanding of Self.

Until then, I’ve perused the internet for some Father’s Day poetry to get us started:

“Dad”, by Karen K. Boyer

He never looks for praises
He’s never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He’s there …. A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad

A Father Is:, by Sue Skeen

There in every memory
See his love and care
Strength and hands to count on
Freely he does share
Provider, toil so faithfully
To make our dreams come true
Give strong and tender discipline
Though it is hard to do
A Father is God’s chosen one
To lead the family
And point it to His will for life
Of love and harmony…..

Special Hero, by Christina M. Kerschen

When I was a baby
You would hold me in your arms
I felt the love and tenderness
Keeping me safe from harm
I would look up into your eyes
And all the love I would see
How did I get so lucky
You were the dad chosen for me
There is something special
About a father’s love
Seems it was sent to me
From someplace up above
Our love is everlasting
I just wanted you to know
That you’re my special hero
And I wanted to tell you so.”

What Makes a Dad, Author Unknown

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it …. Dad

Whatever “Dad” means to you, please come into community for sharing, loving, and healing, knowing and affirming that whatever outer appearances may try to tell us, and whatever the past has tried to convince us, truly, “All is well!”

Wishing you Peace!
Toni King, Spiritual Advisor