Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Some may have had the blessing of having a wonderful father figure in their lives during childhood that was able to form them in positive ways as they matured in life. Others may not have had such an experience with their fathers growing up. No matter what your experience with your father in life, it is good to always learn what makes a good father and follow others examples.

With that in mind, I found this list on Craigslist a while back — it’s called…
Things My FatherTaught Me. It was written in honor of a man named David McDonald, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 72. His son remembers him as a “precious father, beloved husband, and right good fellow.”

Here are some of the better items on the list:
– Return borrowed things in better shape than when you borrowed them.
– Foul language is a sign of a limited vocabulary
– Everyone is a friend until proven otherwise.
– Tabasco won’t kill you even if you eat it by the spoonful.
– Don’t watch the clock when you’re at work.
– Fish can see you if you look over the side of the boat.
– Never go to bed angry.
– That which does not kill you will hurt like the dickens, but it will make you stronger.
– Family is the most important thing on earth.
– If you don’t know something, go to the library and learn it.
– There is a difference between an excuse and a reason, know the
– The world can change everything about you, except your point of view…unless you allow it to.

Just something for us fathers to consider when we are looking to making a difference in the lives of our children. Happy Father’s Day!

About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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