Posts Tagged: "father"

Confusing Anger With Kindness

I read this poem by Rupi Kaur that spoke to me as a man, a father of a daughter, and a pastor.

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to fathers with daughters

every time you

tell your daughter

you yell at her

out of love

you teach her to confuse

anger with kindness

which seems like a good idea

till she grows up to

trust men who hurt her

cause they look so much

like you

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I am thankful for this poem.

It reminds me that… Read More

13 Things I’m Learning In 13 Years Of Being Ashah’s Daddy

Today is Ashah Joy Elizabeth’s 13th birthday… so here are 13 things I am learning in my 13 years of being Ashah’s Daddy:

  1. Feeling ready to be a good dad isn’t necessary to be one. I didn’t feel ready. I was insecure and unsure about how to be a parent—but when she arrived, I fell in love and that was enough.
  2. Despite my attempts to control and make everything perfect… Read More

Thankful Our Father Is Not The Well Digger

I recently watched The Well Digger’s Daughter on Netflix. It’s a subtitled French film about a widowed well digger raising his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I. The film got 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, so I expected it to be pretty good.

The movie is beautiful and all french-like (if you’re into that sort of thing).

The plot of the film has the well digger’s oldest daughter Patricia returning home from Paris to help raise her sisters. Her father hopes to marry her off to his loyal well-digging assistant…

But when she’s impregnated by a wealthy young pilot who promptly abandons… Read More