Saturday, June 20, 2015

Father's Day


Before I share my Father's Day message I just want to say how wonderful it was to see the people of Charleston come together, black and white, and turn to the One true God for comfort, peace and answers. 

No rioting in the streets, no destruction of property or lost lives.  The people of Charleston have obviously kicked Satan to the curb. 

Steven Curtis Chapman 
shared this on his Facebook page...
Hello friends,
It's with a very heavy heart that I come to you with this post. As I have prayed for and grieved with the people of Charleston SC there's one part of this terrible and tragic story in particular that continues to stir me. It's the fact that Rev. Pinckney and the other believers gathered at Emanuel AME Church to worship, pray and study God's Word opened their hearts & made room in their "circle" for a stranger...unknowingly but willingly inviting in the very one who would take the lives of many in their circle. They chose to love...and Love never fails...Love always has the last word! As I read Romans 12:18-21 I'm struck with how profound those words are in this situation. Ultimately evil has been and will forever be overcome with good...and there is no more powerful "good" than the love of God! As we continue to pray for comfort and peace to fill the hearts of all affected by this terrible tragedy may we be inspired by the love and the lives of Rev Pinckney and the others in that circle...& may we remember that the story is far from over. Love cannot and will not fail!
With that thought I wrote this song for the people of Charleston...and to remind all of us...Love conquers all!
With a heavy but hopeful heart,

He also wrote a beautiful song for the people of Charlston.
Click Here to listen....I think you'll be blessed.

Father's Day
 Daddy and me ~ Long ago and far away.
  Daddy was a wonderful man and I miss him everyday of my life. Even after 15 years, there isn't a day that goes by that Dean or I one don't say something about him. We recall so many good memories. He was a character for sure, strong and easy-going and sometimes he would say the darnest things ~ not bad things, let's just say he had a way with words! 

 I look forward to the day I go home to be with him again.
 Love you Daddy.

I've been working on the post off and on through the day.  All along I've felt this 'nudge' on my heart to end with the Lord's Prayer.  I don't really understand why He wants this today, but to His glory...

The Lord's Prayer Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

Until Next Time



  1. My dear Mary, what a precious post about your sweet dad. He sounds like he was a very special man. Also, what a powerful message to think upon.... thank you so much for sharing everything that you did.

    Hugs to you!

  2. This touched so many places in my heart....just as all your posts do. I love you, Ms. Mary.

  3. It was amazing to me they way the survivors told him they forgive him. Amazing, amazing.

  4. A beautiful song and I agree that ultimately love will definitely overcome evil. Praise God. Ending your post with our Lord's Prayer is perfect.

  5. This is such a beautiful and touching post, Mary, and I love your photos. God is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.


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