Saturday, June 16, 2007

Our Favorite Daddy!


Happy Father's Day!






Proverbs 1:8-9 "My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck."









Ephesians 6:2 "Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)"





Thanks for being a great father to our children! You are the best!
Te amo, Topocho!





What does it take to make a good man a great father? Share your thoughts!


13 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

If he truly loved the Lord with all his heart being a good father comes naturally :o)
Susan

Penless Thoughts said...

P.S. Want to clarify that--- Love THE LORD with all his heart--not his church, demonination, dogma, ideas, traditions, etc. I have known some that have done that and not been good fathers.

luvvom said...

One who follows Christ without fail by His grace which keeps us all! You guys have a wonderful Father's Day and a blessed Lord's Day! You guys are a very handsome couple!

Tina said...

the love of God shed abroad in his heart, the Holy Spirit living in him and controlling him would make him a great father.

And yes, loving the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Lovely photos!

jennifer said...

Happy Father's Day Clint!
From the PenofJen family.

~Ginger said...

I agree with the other comments, but I also think a good father needs to afirm in his children that he loves them and how great he thinks they are. You can be a great man, love God, and be in His service, but if you do not communicate with your kids daily you are missing the boat as a father (and mother) totally. Our kids need us and they need to know they are loved by our words and our actions.

Beautiful photos...beautiful family!

MizzE said...

What makes a good man a great father?

A lot of things have to all come together including all of the things your commenters have posted. I'll just add that having a great wife and mother who shares in a common life purpose, serving Christ, makes raising young ones a complete joy.

Pat said...

A man who fears the Lord and seeks to serve Him....

Who loves the children's Mother and with all he can encourages her especially in the rearing and discipline of the children!!

Has great character and teaches his children the value of being godly, faithful and moral as well as to be a good friend, especially those in your family!

And, the joy of the Lord is his strength to accomplish all this, and he thus has joy to share!!

MissKris said...

It was so nice to see your comment on my blog again! I thought I'd return the favor and come over and catch up with YOU!! I can't even begin to imagine life without toilet paper...with my luck, I'd grab poison ivy to..um...well, you know, haha! And what a beautiful family and handsome hubby you have. I would've been hard-pressed to figure out which photo to use for whichever purpose, too. All of them were great! I hope this finds your health on the mend and that you're getting your energy and stamina back. If things get too 'sticky' politics-wise, will you be coming home??? That's the one thing about missionary life that I've always admired, people who are willing to sacrifice their own creature comforts and safety by going into the world's highways and byways to preach the Word. God bless you all! (((((HUG)))))

Pam said...

Being godly helps in any role of life, so that is a given here. He must LOVE his children's mother! Ditto to what Ginger said. He must be willing to communicate and affirm to his children they are loved and appreciated by him. Be fair and balanced, like FOX news! LOL

Pam said...

oops! I forgot to ask: where were Clint and the girls at when their photo was taken? Its a beautiful and unique background!

Jungle Mom said...

Pam, all the fotos were taken at a park. The wall behind the girls and Clint is part of a guard post!!

Happymama said...

Loved the pictures.

I think a good man can be a great father when he is faithful, loving, and consistent to the WORD and to discipline.

~Kristi