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Father’s Day

Jun 18, 2005
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Tomorrow is Father’s Day.  It’s been eight months since my own father passed away.  For a week or two now, I have been denying that this weekend would be difficult.  But I’m realizing that I was wrong. Fh000028_1
Grief is the strangest thing…  It’s amazing what it hides behind.  And then when you least expect it, it jumps out at you and at times even startles you a bit.  At the same time, it has forced me to think about a lot of things – about not only my dad’s life and presence (which I miss more than words can say), but also about my own life as a dad, husband, pastor, etc… 

Tomorrow is not only Father’s Day for me, but it’s also Vulnerability Day.  I’m going to be sharing some things from my heart – reflection/Father’s Day type things at our worship gatherings.  These are always tough ones – probably because they are so, so personal.  (I know, every message should be personal, but this is different…)

Anyway – to all of the dad’s out there…Happy Father’s Day! 

To my own dad, Larry Hodge, Happy Father’s Day.  Thanks for being who you were (and still are in all of our hearts.)  You are so dearly loved and missed.


4 Responses to “Father’s Day”

  1. Gary says:

    Praying for you dude! Honor God and your father in the morning, they both are worth of it.

  2. DAVE says:

    LARRY IS ALWAYS HERE… CAUSE YOU ARE HERE. HE WILL ALWAYS BE AT OVCC AND IN OUR MINDS AND HEARTS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PRIVATE STORIES OF SUCH A GREAT MAN. AS YOU KNOW HE TOUCHED SO MANY IN LIFE CHANGING WAYS. I PRAY YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TALK ON SUNDAY. I PERSONALLY AM LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO YOU AND LARRY I KNOW YOU ARE SMILING DOWN ON YOUR SON…A GREAT MAN IN HIS WAY(I SEE YOU TOUCHING LIVES ALSO) KNOWING A “JOB WELL DOWN MY FAITHFUL SERVANT”.

  3. What a great picture that is. Thanks for the great insight and glimpse of a dad who sounds like he was an incredible guy.
    Praying for you tomorrow.

  4. Doug says:

    Larry was much loved because God’s love was in him and he shared God’s love so freely. You couldn’t help but notice it. You can be proud of the legacy of love that Larry left us.

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