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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thankful Thursday - Heroes

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with Iris @ Grace Alone

Do you like to do word associations? What about image associations?

What is the first image that comes to mind when you read the word dog?

dog

or dog mad

or maybe dog hot

Everyone identifies with different images when they hear certain words. That’s no surprise, since we are all unique individuals with different opinions, values and assumptions.

When you read the word hero, whose image projects in your mind?

heroes

Everyone needs a hero...or two...in their lives...a protector...a defender...

Today I give thanks for one of my heroes...my Daddy...

Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with this wonderful man that calls me daughter...

He always loves me...supports me...inspires me...and encourages me...

I am blessed...

Sadly, every dad is not a hero...

My friend Tiffany worded it well when she wrote:

'Fathers do make a difference. And when our earthly fathers fail, our Heavenly Father speaks up and shouts out "I love you and I am for you." '

So give honor to your heroes this weekend...and then give praise to the One who is our ultimate hero...




25 thoughts:

Denise said...

Amen, beautiful words from a beautiful heart, and friend. I love you. Bless you, and your dear dad.

Sandy said...

Oh, the Lord is my ultimate
HERO! Yes, indeed!
Loved your post today, Karen
and if that first photo is
your dog, he's adorable.
Blessings,
Sandy

Sandy said...

This is so clever! Thank you for sharing it this way! I am blessed that my Dad, Husband, Sons and Brothers are all my heroes!

shopannies said...

love your post my daddy is my hero too

Missie said...

Beautiful! My father is my hero too! Have a blessed Father's Day!

Karen said...

Some of my biggest heroes have been little ones with severe disabilities and challenges. Thanks for a great post.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK said...

Hi Karen, I came for Word-Filled Wednesday and enjoyed this as well! And well-said, God is, indeed, our ultimate and never-failing HERO. Blessings :)

Amydeanne said...

oh love this! and funny cuz my son made hubby a trophy cup for father's day lol so he was the hero last night! LOL

Marsha said...

How wonderful that your relationship with your Daddy is so rich and full of thankfulness! How blessed you are.

Joshlin said...

Well said! I was really looking farward to your post today and you didn't disappoint. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Mildred said...

Such a wonderful post. I was blessed to have a hero Daddy too but as you say we all have our Heavenly Father to turn to always.

Debbie said...

Karen, what a beautiful tribute to your dad. And Tiffany's words are so true for many.

Beautifully written ...

Hugs,
Debbie

luvmy4sons said...

So glad for my earthly dad and my heavenly Father. Both. Blessings!

Duane Scott said...

Such great pictures....

And now I'm craving hotdogs.

And I love the beautiful tribute you gave to God!

Well, I sorta just like the way you write and spread your awesomeness all around this place.

I'll be back!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes I could not begin to say who my hero is, I have a bunch.
kim

Crystal Roberts said...

I love the pictures and especially the part about when our earthly fathers fail. This goes along with what I posted on my blog today for Thankful Thursday. Heart-lifting!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Beautifully put, as usual, Miss Karen! Praying a blessed Father's Day weekend for you and your loved ones!

Whidbey Woman said...

Such a special post. Thank you!

Finally Free said...

My Father God is my hero and my mentor Dr. T. is my earthly adopted Dad. So grateful to both.

Blessings,
Tammy

Rita T. said...

Great words and pictures.

Serendipity said...

Our heavenly Father is! Is that your dog in the first picture? How adorable!

Cathy said...

That is very sweet, Karen. It is wonderful that your Dad is your hero. The Lord is mine for sure.

Sharon Lynne said...

Thanks for the reminder that on Father's Day we can also honor our heavenly Father.

Enjoyed your post...and the tribute to your dad.

I also re-read last years post about your Father-in-law and enjoyed all the pictures. (saw the link at the bottom of your post)

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Mary. The Lord is all that comes to mind for my hero. Probably that is all that is needed. Blessings.

Joan said...

Beautiful, Karen. I'm thankful that my earthly father was godly man and that I had a happy, secure childhood. As you said, not everyone can say that, but we all have a Heavenly Father who loves us beyond all comprehension. We can't fathom the depths of His love for us.

Blessings,
Joan

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