Father’s Day this year was quite special. Here are a few reasons why.

1. My family.

I simply adore my family. God has blessed me with crazy fun kids.


2. Me and My Dad Camp memories.

Chloe grew up in a single parent home. But as I’ve served as a kids pastor for many years, I have had the privilege to help, share, assist a few of the kids who didn’t grow up with a father. Here’s what Chloe’s mom sent me today.


3. Chocolate chip cookies.

Mica and Rapha Pineda came up after service and gave this to me.

The card actually came with a container full of chocolate chip cookies but I didn’t even get to try one because my kids finished it. Actually, Nathan did. Argh.

4. Power Truth.

Darlene also grew up in a single parent home. The reason why it was such an encouragement when she came up after the service was she reminded me of a lesson I taught (that I don’t actually remember anymore).  In Kids Church, we have what we call as the “Power Truth.”  The message is usually a one point message so kids can easily remember.  One particular Sunday, the Power Truth was…

Grace is something your absolutely need but definitely don’t deserve.

It was just so encouraging to hear that God’s word, as we speak it, will take root and bear fruit in people’s hearts.

5. Radio Guesting.

I was invited by Chinkee Tan to guest in his radio show “Chink Positive.” I was interviewed regarding my experience on how I coped up growing up without a father and how I am able to live by grace now as a father myself.  I am thankful for God who is able to cause all things to work together for our good (Romans 8:28). What the enemy meant for evil, God is able to turn it around for our good. (Genesis 50:20)

6. Ferrero

My absolute favorite!

My lovely wife had this on my side table as I got home from church last night.