My biggest cheerleaders

Published 10:27pm Friday, January 20, 2012

They were always doing shoddy work or knocking off early. Dad’s depression-era upbringing wouldn’t allow him to do less than his best.

And he’d come home in the afternoon and find some project to do at home or at our church where he served on the maintenance committee.

We lived in a warm house, had food and clothes and dad sent three children to college.

I think my dad exemplified the attributes the Bible outlines as important.

He also took to heart Paul’s word to “bring [children] up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).

Dad loved the church and it was like a second home to us.

When I announced my commitment to ministry, he became my best cheerleader, developing a new interest in cassette recorders so he could preserve those early sermons that now seem so forgettable!

If your mom and dad are still with you, why not take a few minutes to tell them you love them and appreciate what they’ve done for you?

I wish I could.

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