A Moment with Our Creator: Proverbs 22:6

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

On this Father’s Day, I share a scripture photograph that features our Labrador Adi following one of her favorite humans- my Dad.

My Papa taught my Dad to love Jesus, love people, and love the great outdoors.  In turn, my Dad taught the same to his children. How?  By the way he lives his life. By the directions he gives and follows.  By conversations held around the dinner table, while working in the garden or when hiking through the woods.  In turn, my brothers and I are following in our father’s footsteps as we train up our children to love the Lord with all their hearts, souls, and minds and to love their neighbors as themselves. You see at the heart of this verse is a beautiful generational blessing. Fathers have a powerful influence on their children’s lives.

Along with a love for the the Lord, my Dad also passed on to me his love of dogs, wildflowers, birding, hiking, gardening and bluegrass/ country music.


On this Father’s Day, I would highly recommend to you the post “My Dad’s Heritage” (click on the title) written by Patty at her blog He Said What? Patty has the most beautiful way of sharing the lessons learned from her adult son Aaron who lives with epilepsy and autism. Aaron’s words about his grandfather will speak to your heart.

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27 thoughts on “A Moment with Our Creator: Proverbs 22:6

  1. Your tribute and your memories are so precious, Beth. Your dad’s legacy is the most important of any that can be given to his children. Now we are also blessed as you so beautifully share great life spiritual lessons. Thank you, too, for sharing my blog here. May God fill you with many blessings!

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  2. Nancy

    A beautiful Father’s Day message with wonderful photos, Beth. My dad is no longer here in earth but his legacy lives on in his children and loving memories of him fill our hearts. I will head over to the blog you highlighted too.

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  3. Glen Buckwalter

    Thank you for the Dad tribute. After reading it and listening to the song I have to admit I had tears in my eyes.
    It was my dad who got me interested in hunting, fishing and outdoors, but it was my mother, however, more than my dad who got me interested on birding .

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  4. I love your dad’s pack! Here’s a man who has hiked a bit and prefers to keep the weight closer to his center of gravity. The pictures are priceless, too. Your post brings back memories of spending time with my dad. He loved many of the same things your dad does, including bluegrass music.

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    1. I’m so glad that this post brought back memories of your Dad! That pack is his favorite. This past winter he had his knee replaced. His hard work in physical therapy paid off and he was back in the woods enjoying the early spring wildflowers.

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    1. Thank you Gary! Dad welcomed me along on anything he and the boys were up to- hiking, fishing, sports, etc. Had I asked him to teach me to hunt he would have. Had I asked to go along on the overnight fishing trips he would have taken me too. But I never did because I realized that those were special times he shared with my brothers and the bonds they were forming in the lakes, streams and woods were so very important to who they would become as men. Today, I love seeing the various aspects of my Dad in my brothers.

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