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  A prayer for Father Tim
But Father Tim, he knew, was in no shape for that.
But Father Tim has surprised nearly everyone with his struggle to hang onto life and reconnect with his family, his friends and his faith.
As Father Tim hovered between life and death, the family reached out to friends and fellow soldiers through the website CaringBridge.org.
www.startribune.com /462/story/872641.html   (843 words)

  Father - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Father is applied to God, creator of the universe, begetter of Jesus and precedent of the holy spirit, according to the Christian religion.
Father is also the title given to Priests in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian Churches, and Anglo-Catholic ministers in the Church of England as well as several other denominations.
Father can be translated as an elder because it presumes that one has, because of age or study, wisdom and knowledge of the doctrines of the Church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Father   (820 words)

 God the Father - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example, in the ancient Greek religion, Zeus was Father of the Gods and not the Father God of humans, who had a number of patriarchal qualities, yet at the same time had numerous extramarital affairs and a temper.
In Eastern Orthodox theology, God the Father is the "source" or "origin" of both the Son and the Holy Spirit; in Western theology, all three hypostases or persons have their origin in the divine nature instead.
Furthermore, because of the Father, that is, because the Father is, the Son and the Spirit are; and because of the Father, the Son and the Spirit have everything that they have.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/God_the_Father   (1422 words)

 Sky Father Treatise @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The sky father is the complement of the earth mother and appears in some creation myths, many of which are European or ancient Near Eastern.
The theory of a common sky father is rejected by most archaeologists and anthropologists as an explanation of early European religious life.
Belief in the sky father and the military prowess of Aryan supermen was a feature of Nazi racial ideology; the swastika was chosen to embody this belief system because it was a solar symbol.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Sky_Father   (689 words)

 Chewie World Order: Father and Daughter
Fathers must surely have no idea the weighty consequence of their every word and action upon their daughters' future well-being.
When a father leaves a young daughter behind, he creates a crevasse of the heart that she will never be able to fill, and dooms her to a life of trying.
When a father, such as my own, tells his daughter she is special, smart, one-of-a-kind, female when it counts and male when it's called for, he is taking the best that one human being has to offer another and secreting it away for her in a trust fund she will never bankrupt.
chewok.blogspot.com /2005/06/father-and-daughter.html   (1684 words)

 NNCC Father's Care
These fathers may use physical punishment as a form of discipline, and they tend to be inconsistent and erratic in their childrearing techniques.
Fathers who expect to be constantly vigilant disciplinarians who show no tenderness create a climate of coldness that puts distance in their relationships.
Fathers who have to make a large number of withdrawals can do so if their deposits of warmth, support and nurturance are high enough.
www.nncc.org /Parent/father.care.html   (3256 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Father Divine
Father Divine, on the other hand, encouraged people of all races and genders to live communally and celibately, and therefore the women never fell into "traditional" female roles, such as mothering and housekeeping.
Father Divine's trial for maintaining a public nuisance lasted a bit longer, and, despite the jury's recommendation for a lenient punishment, Justice Lewis J. Smith chose to exact the maximum punishment on Divine -- a year in jail and a $500 fine.
Father Divine's movement was contrary to the traditional views of the society, and he was also a fl man trying to integrate a society that was strictly segregated.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/Fatherd.html   (4142 words)

 Father - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
David his father"; Jeremiah 35:6, "Jonadab, the son of Rechab, our father"; Daniel 5:11, "Nebuchadnezzar thy father" (personal or official ancestor); Genesis 15:15, "Go to thy fathers in peace" (and so (in the plural) in over 500 passages).
The expressions "slept with his fathers," "go down to his fathers," "buried with his fathers," "gathered to his fathers," are self-explanatory euphemisms.
"Father," used by Mary of Joseph, in relation to Jesus, equals "putative father," a necessary reserve at a time when the virgin birth could not yet be proclaimed (Luke 2:49).
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T3381   (452 words)

 The Sadness of the American Father
Many, social conservatives who affirm the importance of fathers also share the belief that men's natural attachment to their children is weak at best, and that they must be either coaxed or coerced into accepting a paternal role.
Typically, the father is reduced to a role that leaves him with most of the obligations of traditional fatherhood -- such as breadwinning -- and few of the rewards.
These disenfranchised fathers -- who, in a bitter spoof of the "deadbeat dad" label, often refer to themselves as "beat-dead dads" or "deadbolted dads" -- form the core of the fathers' rights movement, a loosely organized agglomeration of groups that have tens of thousands of members nationwide.
fact.on.ca /news/news0006/as000601.htm   (2675 words)

 Putative Father - Adoption Encyclopedia
A man who claims to be or who is alleged to be the father of a "nonmarital" child.
A number of states have established putative father registries, wherein a man who believes himself to be the father of a child may register his alleged paternity with the state.
Putative fathers are usually not married to the mother of the child nor are they named as the father on the child's birth certificate.
encyclopedia.adoption.com /entry/putative-father/297/1.html   (242 words)

 Father's Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In recent years the importance of the role of the father has been questioned but numerous studies prove that the Father's role is as important as that of the mother.
Yes, today is the day set aside to honor the many fathers who provide, however modestly, for their families, who are generous, who care deeply for their wives and children, who rejoice when the children learn from their mistakes, and who express their affection freely.
As we observe Father's Day, let us pray that the next great revival in America will be for more fathers who fill their roles after the example of the Heavenly Father.
www.videcomp.com /fsnet/watson16.html   (525 words)

 American Experience | Jimmy Carter | People & Events
His father, Earl Carter, was a successful farmer, and the unquestioned authority to his children and the sharecropping laborers who worked his land.
And the old South [of his father]." As a politician in the 1960s and 70s, Carter would be well served by his ability to understand both sides of the racial divide.
During a subsequent trip to see his ailing father, Jimmy was so impressed with the outpouring of affection from friends and neighbors that he decided to leave the Navy, return home and take over Earl's business and place in the community.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/carter/peopleevents/p_jcarter.html   (2295 words)

 Joan Lloyd at Work
His father is at least half of the problem and probably doesn't even know it.
If the son finds that he can manipulate his father, he will push the limits until the owner is forced to step in to repair the damage.
If the father re-states that you are to treat the son the same as anyone else, give him some examples of problem situations that have occurred (or could occur) and ask him to explain exactly what you should do.
rd.business.com /index.asp?epm=s.1&bdcq=Father&bdcr=2&bdcu=http://www.joanlloyd.com/articles/open.asp?art=386.htm&bdcp=&partner=2662601&bdcs=nwuuid-2662601-07B46A20-AAE1-3AB6-F485-939A7BA7852A-ym   (1057 words)

 Abba Father   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the Gemara (a Rabbinical commentary on the Mishna, the traditional teaching of the Jews) it is stated that slaves were forbidden to address the head of the family by this title.
Abba is the word framed by the lips of infants, and betokens unreasoning trust; "father" expresses an intelligent apprehension of the relationship.
In passages where God is spoken of as the Father of Israel, “Father” is equivalent to the One who called Israel into being.
www.path-light.com /IAM11.htm   (550 words)

 Honor Thy Father
He is no longer there for me to visit on Father's Day, but I thank the Lord that I was privileged to be able to "know" him all that time.
We also have a heavenly Father who is there regardless of whether we have our natural father in our lives or not.
Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, [is] God in his holy habitation.
www.entourages.com /barbs/Father.htm   (590 words)

 CHURCH FATHERS: Letter on the Council of Nicaea (Eusebius of Caesarea)
On their dictating this formula, we did not let it pass without inquiry in what sense they introduced" of the essence of the Father," and "one in essence with the Father." Accordingly questions and explanations took place, and the meaning of the words underwent the scrutiny of reason.
And with this understanding we thought good to assent to the sense of such religious doctrine, teaching, as it did, that the Son was from the Father, not however a part of His essence (5).
Moreover to anathematize "Before His generation He was not," did not seem preposterous, in that it is confessed by all, that the Son of God was before the generation according to the flesh (2).
www.newadvent.org /fathers/2804.htm   (695 words)

 Call No Man Father
And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
The use of the word "father," in regards to priests, only means that a priest acts as a spiritual guide under the authority of God the Father.
A priest is called father because he is intended to act as a link to spiritual values that otherwise would be without authoritative foundation.
www.trosch.org /for/no-fathr.htm   (1647 words)

 Father Christmas
Father Christmas claims to be Santa's great-great-great grandfather, he admits with a chuckle that there is a family resemblance - as he strokes his long, flowing white beard.
Adults as well as children are fascinated by Father Christmas, who dances with old ladies in the streets to the accompaniment of carols played on a tuba, has young mothers want to sit on his lap to have photos taken, and shakes hands with homeless winos.
Children are in awe of Father Christmas and throng around him, playing with the hand- painted wooden toys on his belt, ringing his bells, or trying to blow his brass trumpet.
www.interdrama.com /fc-submenu.html   (745 words)

 Father's Day Illustrations
Fathers pass a great many things on to their children besides the sahpe of their noses or the color of their hair.
Father power is more effective when we change ourselves before we try to change our children.
Father's Day, contrary to popular misconception, was not established as a holiday in order to help greeting card manufacturers sell more cards.
www.sermons.org /fathers.html   (1870 words)

On your constellation headquarters God is referred to as the Universal Father, and on different planets in your local system of inhabited worlds he is variously known as the Father of Fathers, the Paradise Father, the Havona Father, and the Spirit Father.
The Universal Father is not invisible because he is hiding himself away from the lowly creatures of materialistic handicaps and limited spiritual endowments.
The manner in which the Universal Father sojourns with the creatures of time is the most profound of all universe mysteries; the divine presence in the mind of man is the mystery of mysteries.
www.urantia.org /papers/paper1.html   (5250 words)

 ABC 7 News - Soccer Player Accused of Killing Father   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Earlier this month, in what friends suggested was the tragic culmination of years of tension and resentment between father and son, Thompson - a phys ed teacher and former soccer player himself - was found slain at his home, his body stuffed in a freezer.
Investigators said he stabbed and slashed his 48-year-old father to death, hid the body and used the man's credit cards for a couple of weeks until the crime came to light.
The father was a soccer coach at the Classen School of Advanced Studies, a magnet school for academically gifted students.
www.wjla.com /news/stories/1206/380348.html   (1181 words)

 Happy Fathers Day - History, Quotes, and Facts
Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state.
It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be.
www.wilstar.com /holidays/fathers.htm   (614 words)

 Millennium Monthly ©1999 - The Father Embraces Us by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M., S.T.D.
We see Jesus' experience of God as Father reflected in his preaching: "A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.' So the father divided the property between them." And we all know the familiar story.
Jesus knew that the father's love is unconditional; it is not dependent on the good works of the younger son.
Not only is the father waiting to embrace the younger son, but the father also wants the same embrace to enfold the elder son.
www.americancatholic.org /Newsletters/MM/ap0499.asp   (2371 words)

 God Our Father
While God is likened to a father in a figure of speech, He is not formally addressed as "Father".
John is the "book of the Father", because it contains more references to God as Father than any other book in the Bible (111 times!), but in another sense it is also the "book of the children".
The defining characteristic of a father is having children.
www.christadelphia.org /pamphlet/p_father.htm   (4138 words)

 Father   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day, but it took many years until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson finally signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of every June.
Father's Day has become a day to not only honor your father, but all men who act as a father figure.
www.geocities.com /prancer23_1999/father.html   (639 words)

 Welcome to Father's Day @ Donna's Holiday House
Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her.
Roses are the Father's Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died.
Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956.
members.tripod.com /Medonnabp/holiday11.htm   (362 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Holidays: Father's Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Father's Day - Essay by Dr. Stanley Watson about fathers, written from a Christian perspective.
Father's Day Celebrations - Includes a history of the holiday, poems, jokes, recipes and craft ideas.
Happy Father's Day to all Birthdads, Adoptive Fathers - Stories for Father's Day by birthfathers, adoptive fathers, and reunion story by adoptee about reunion with her birthfather.
dmoz.org /Society/Holidays/Father's_Day   (250 words)

 father: definition, usage and pronunciation - YourDictionary.com
Chaucer is considered the father of English poetry.
To act or serve as a father to (a child).
To be the biological father of: beget, breed, get, procreate, sire.
www.yourdictionary.com /ahd/f/f0050000.html   (175 words)

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