Hey Dad The Time Goes By Really Fast


I was talking with God about tomorrow since it is Father’s day. I know I am getting a little ahead of myself, as one of my goals is to work on living in the present moment. God understands and we had a good conversation.

I am so abundantly blessed to have two daughters! They are smart, loving, beautiful, funny…I could fill a whole blog about them.

Father’s Day.

When my girls ask me about gifts…like for tomorrow, birthday or Christmas, my answer is always the same: more time with you (ok, and maybe a gift card or two from the big box bookstore!).

They are living their own lives and both doing great! Luckily, they are in the same town so I  get to see them often.

What about our Spiritual Father’s Day?

I believe it ties in to my last post and Barbara’s comment. She used the word “priority” in her comment in regards to setting aside time to pray and be with God. We both agreed we can also talk with God anytime during the day or night. However, setting aside a designated time is important. It is also, in my opinion, respectful.

My prayer is for us to think about our spiritual Father’s day and the time we spend with our heavenly Father. Let us ask for guidance each day. Where does He want us to go? Whom does He want us to meet? What does He want us to do? How does He want us to be a better parent?

As you know, I usually end my blog post with a quote from the Bible or a Saint. To all the Dad’s out there who are reading this: Happy Dad’s day! Take it from me, the time with your children goes by amazingly fast. So fast, I wonder how did I get to be this old and how did they get to be their age, in what seems like a very short period of time. With that thought in mind:

You can get old pretty young if you don’t take care of yourself.”

– Yogi Berra


Ps: Please share this post with all the Dad’s out there! Thank you!

9 comments on “Hey Dad The Time Goes By Really Fast

  1. Deborah Ann says:

    Everyday with God is Father’s day . . . May it be my prayer to always give Him honor and glory for all He has done and will do in my life. I Hope you have a wonderful father’s day filled with lots of love and hugs ( and gift cards ) Rick! ~ Blessings ~

    • Thank you so much for the good wishes for tomorrow. Getting to see both gals is such a blessing. I really like your “Everyday with God is Father’s day”….I could see you using htat on your blog tomorrow, which I truly enjoy! Thank you for being here with us as we continue to discover and share God’s love and grace.

    • The day was filled with everything you mentioned and an extra treat….pizza! Thank you for your good wishes and prayers. Your blog is an inspiration and I look forward to your posts!

  2. Wow Rick, this really blessed me: Where does he want us to go? Who does he want us to meet? What does he want us to do? That is how we please God.

    It appears you invested in your daughters. What a blessing! Happy Father’s Day to you!

    • Thank you so much for blessing my day tomorrow! Seeing them both together is awesome! The prayer questions came over a period of time for me…from my prayers being “me” centered to God centered. I still get frustrated with God for not answering prayers instantly, but I am learning He answers all prayers in His time and His way. Which is one way God is teaching me the lesson of patience. So glad you are on our walk of faith!

  3. Soul Gifts says:

    Happy father’s day 🙂 Here, it is celebrated in September.

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