Thank you for sending in these great personal stories about “the good in men.” Please be sure to tell us the story about a man of significance in your life and together we will correct the misleading notion perpetuated by the left that masculinity is somehow “toxic.”
We will continue posting a selection of these contributions and gifting an Égard watch (3 – Neutral) to a deserving man this Father’s Day.
Sherry in Michigan writes:
I was blessed to be raised by such a Godly man of integrity. A very quiet, loving man, he worked many hours at AC spark plug, but he would spend his weekends with his wife and six kids making a playhouse for us girls or a wooden go-cart for my brothers. Even though he worked many hours, it seemed like my dad was always there.
Growing up Catholic as kind of a biblical Cornelius, he loved God, our mom—he would flirt with her in front of us—which always showed me my dad was head over heals in love with mom, and my dad loved his kids.
He was never ashamed of believing in God. For example, telling us our friends could join us as we knelt and prayed in the living room as a family at night (or they could go upstairs and wait) was embarrassing for me as a teenager at the time. Later in life that would change. I became rebellious as a teenager. I started working in a bar at eighteen years of age. A place my parents never went. I began dealing drugs and became pregnant out of wedlock.
When I was in my twenties my parents met Jesus as their Lord and Savior, soon my parents began to pray for me. About a year later I cried out to God and asked Him if there was something I could still do to make my parents proud of me to please make that happen.
That’s when I gave my life to Christ. It was an amazing time—growing up together in a new relationship with Jesus!!! My parent’s and I discovering all the wonderful blessings in the bible together would be the answer to my prayer.
It was the unconditional love my parents showed that wanted me to run towards them. They loved me despite the hate and rebellion I showed toward them. My dad was a loving rock of God’s love. Later my dad would become the Associate Chaplain of AC Sparkplug. God used him in a wonderful ministry there. He would hold prayer meetings where many people were healed of cancers and such. Also God used my dad to speak to the heads of AC Sparkplug warning them of God’s judgment if they did not run their business with Godly principals.
Today forty years later, I have been an evangelist, out on the streets sharing the love and coming judgment of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
All because I had a loving dad who was not ashamed to serve his Lord and Savior in front of me and others.
Thank you, Sherry, for your contribution. For more information on this project, click here.