Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

The Heart Of Our Daddy

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Time alone revealed the true heart of our Daddy.

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Seasons of his life reflected the loving care he gave our family.
We remember a daddy who held his children close, rocked
and 
sang beautiful songs of faith over us.
We remember long years of sacrificial hard work to provide for a growing family.
His example taught us to take responsibility for those we love,
even when the cost is great.
Looking back, we believe he would have given his life for any one of us.
That kind of love goes a long way when it is
forever modeled before you.
We remember the love that swelled our hearts when he would say;
“I’m the richest man in town because of the
seven children God gave me.”
We remember Daddy was always true to Mother.
Loving her, providing for and protecting
her all those years.
We remember a contagious laughter that just about lifted the roof.
Like the day we watched our favorite family movie.
Those were the times 
we just about got down
and rolled on the floor with him.
How we loved to hear Daddy laugh.
We remember challenging seasons of life, when hope was restored by
his oft-quoted confident words.
“Everything’s going to be all right”.
An echo of the promise of Romans 8:28:
“God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God.”

Thank you God for giving us a daddy that left us with
a legacy we shall always cherish. 

 

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Faith, Hope, and Love Whispers

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Daddy and Esther
We miss neither tears nor sadness,
just sweet moments of heart connects;
when time stood still and Faith whispered,
“Everything’s going to be all right”.

We embrace not the loss of years,
just sweet memories tucked in our hearts,
when time stood still and Hope whispered,

Everything’s going to be all right”.

We walk through storms with heads held high and do not fear, for God is near and time stands still and Love whispers,

Everything’s going to be all right”.

In memory of my dad, whose life and words echoed this promise…

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God,  who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

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This is from Me

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This is from me.
This time planned long ago;
purposed, for good
not for harm.
Eyes opening,
second causes fading…
When you see me in everything.

 This is from me.
This place fixed long ago;
waiting hearts full
surrender.
Ears opening,
and my will embracing…
When you see me in everything. 

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good,
To those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28). 


 

 

 

 

 


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#1 – Pass The Story Down

<<Legacy

Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children tell their children. 
Pass the story down from generation to generation (Joel 1:3 NLT.)

Legacy, inheritance, heirloom—something or someone from the past that left a gift to influence other lives, both present and future. That would be my dad. This month marks the seventh anniversary of his homecoming in heaven. With each passing year, I am grateful for the legacy of faith he left our family.

Picture being held in loving arms by a man who rocked and sang songs to each of his seven children, fifteen grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren during his lifetime.

I was the second of five daughters…. the one who crawled behind the couch as a toddler when Santa Claus knocked at the door.

I’m also the one who was eager to climb into my father’s lap and listen to songs of faith he sang over me!

Throughout my life, I made choices based on fear or faith. When I gave into fear, I was once again the little girl…the child of fear… who crawled behind the couch.

When I chose faith, I was the daughter who ran into the arms of my loving heavenly Father…. leaning against His breast…. listening to His voice, as He sang over me—willing to walk by His side and obey His will.

Throughout the years of my dad’s life, I observed a quiet, confident faith, modeled through all the changing and sometimes challenging seasons of his life. His words still echo in my heart today—“Everything’s going to be all right”.  My Dad learned and lived this promise from God’s Word.

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them….and He chose them to become like His son” (Romans 8: 28, 29).

I am still choosing faith over fear, and not just because my dad modeled that truth before me. I was given a gift of faith when I embraced God as my Heavenly Father, made possible through the gift of Jesus His Son.

“For God loved the world so much that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life “(John 3:16).

Our lives are often shaped by certain people God has placed in our lives—those who touch the deep places of our heart, and leave footprints of faith. What person or persons have modeled the life of faith before you—encouraging you to be secure in the arms of your loving Heavenly Father? I would love to hear from you! Please share in the comment section.

One last question before I go: Do you know God as your Heavenly Father?

If not click here How To Have Peace With God

I will be sharing more about legacy in the weeks to come. I hope you will join me.