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A Kiss from Rose| March 5th

What does a daughter thinks about her father is truly important. A father is the first influential male figure in a daughter's life. Whether we want to admit it or not, it sets the tone on how we look at every other man in our lives, good or bad. A father makes a daughter feel safe and protected. She is shown what a provider is. She is shown what to tolerate from a man. She is shown what having a backbone is. She is shown truth and honesty. She learns presence or absence. What things would you say you learned from your father? Some may say my father wasn't present, but what did you learn from that experience? Did his family overcompensate for the lack of his presence? Did they pick up the slack to ensure there was still a village to ensure your wellbeing? How are your relationships with men? Do you see any comparisons with that of your father? What questions lie deep within that you would love to ask your father? Do you think you had an excellent father? Was He perfect? How are you similar to your father? How are you different?

No matter the relationship with your earthly father, there is a perfect Father in heaven. A Father that will never leave you or forsake you. A Father that can top the best father in the world. If you think your dad is great, try looking to HIM. He is awesome.

Happy Heavenly Birthday to my Father


1 Corinthians 8:6

Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

Psalm 68:5

Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.

John 14: 9-11

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.

Celebrating Women/ Facts

The 1960s were a turbulent time in American history, and Baez often used her music to express her social and political views. Baez thus became an established, revered folk artist who used her voice for widespread change. She sang "We Shall Overcome" at the March on Washington in 1963 that featured the iconic words and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A revered anthem of the Civil Rights Movement, “We Shall Overcome” also became a top 40 hit for Baez in the U.K. in 1965. She achieved her first top 10 single in Great Britain later that year with “There But for Fortune,” also finding success with the Dylan-penned tune “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue.”

In addition to supporting civil rights as an artist and worker, Baez participated in university free-speech efforts led by students and the antiwar movement, calling for an end to the conflict in Vietnam. Beginning in 1964, she would refuse to pay part of her taxes to protest U.S. military spending for a decade. Baez was also arrested twice in 1967 in Oakland, California, for blocking an armed forces induction center.

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