Fathers Day is Sunday. And as I was finishing up my thoughts on this Sunday’s lesson on being a father, it got me to thinking… “When I’m gone, what do I want my children to remember about me?” Here are a few things I hope and pray my children will remember …

  • Dad was not perfect: Lesson – It’s okay to fail.

  • Dad was willing to play with us: Lesson – It’s okay to have fun.

  • Dad was in love with mom: Lesson – Relationships aren’t disposable.

  • Dad loved God: Lesson – God should be number one in my life.

  • Dad told me a million times he loved me: Lesson – It’s okay to communicate love.

  • Dad put his foot down when he needed to: Lesson – Rules are necessary.

  • Dad spent time with me: Lesson – Nothing communicates love more than time.

  • Dad was a good role model: Lesson – Practice what you preach.

  • Dad was a good listener: Lesson – Put others before yourself.

  • Dad was always willing to say he was sorry: Lesson – Ask and give forgiveness.

Don’t forget to honor your dad. Here are a few links and posts on Fathers.

So, what do you want your children to remember about you?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Anonymous says:

    ok, so what if your dad gets re-married and totaly takes off and never speaks to you again?

    Brandon Voss

  2. TREY MORGAN says:


    Not all fathers are good fathers. Sometime dads make BIG mistakes. Only God the Father is the perfect father.


  3. Anonymous says:

    You learn to forgive, and accept, and move forward. You learn to be a better person yourself. It doesn’t mean you have to forget, you just have to remember not to repeat the same mistakes.

    Then honor your father with a blessing.

  4. The Preacher's Household: says:

    I think the best honor I can give my dad is to be faithful. He raised us right and we must follow what he taught. So many today reject the wisdom they were taught.

    There is a line in a song that echoes in my mind. There are several things mentioned first and then in summary the line says, “most of all I hope they say, he was a man of God”. The song is not talking about preachers but about those who follow God.


  5. Anonymous says:

    ok it’s official cocnet.us is mine and will be registerd here within 3 days. I will finnaly have a site that is 2 times better then cocn.org

    Brandon Voss

  6. Chris says:

    I wonder what my kids will remember about me, with the mistakes I have made.

    I just hope that in time they look back and realize that my life is a great lesson on how big God is and how marvelous is his grace.

    I also hope they know that if/when they make mistakes that I will be there for them.

    Prodigals aren’t popular in the family, but they are loved by the Father. Remember him everyday, honor him with your life, love him with all your heart.

  7. TREY MORGAN says:


    Whether we’ve played the role as the older brother or the prodigal … God doesn’t love one over the other. But if you’ll remember the story of the lost sheep, God left the 99 just to go find the 1.

    Doesn’t really matter what the world thinks as long as we’re good with God.

    I hope you have a great Father’s Day.

  8. preacherman says:

    Trey Great post!

    I want them to remember that I loved them and cared about them. Most of I want them to see that I instilled in them a love and faith in God.

    Down on the list of course is the memories: vacations, fun, traditions and comfort we had as a family. I want their memories to be great!

    I know one memory my son is never going to forget me yelling at the TV during the SPURS GAME! AND YELLING AT THE TOP OF MY VOICE WHEN THEY WON THE CHAMPONSHIP ON THURSDAY. We are going to watch the victory parade together as a family. I hope that is a memory that they won’t forget.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I am very thankfull that cleavland didnt win! :) So trey what sermons you going to help me add to my site? I am going to use this template: http://www.templatemonster.com/website-templates/11212.html

  10. Liz Moore says:

    Great Thoughts! Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers!

  11. Paul says:

    Great post! Being a godly father is a noble aspiration and accomplishment. Blessings to you.

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