Father’s Day Reflections

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Life flows through honor.  This is a principle of acknowledging who people are that will position us to give them what they deserve and to receive the gift of who they are in our lives. It is being intentional with those placed over us in any capacity. Biological & spiritual.  This moment we are honoring the father’s…. 

I reached out to a few people for this celebratory day and asked the following: 

What are some of the things you love about your dad?

Here are the anonymous responses:

“He is a funny guy— has a sense of humor. I love his strength.  He goes hard for you, when he rocks with you he gives you 100. Even not being with mom, he always supported.”

“His giving heart.”

“I love his dedication to his family and work ethics.”

“He’s the most understanding person I know; big faith. And he knows when to take the lead but understands the importance of submission.”

“I can approach my dad as both my father and best friend. He has a good balance (for the most part) of when to be funny stupid & silly and when to be serious.”

“Selfless sacrifice, Always dependable; Responsible; Loving; Trustworthy; Committed; Man of his word. Those are some of the reasons why I love my dad. 🙂 “

“He’s cute, funny, caring, loving, a tough guy who will stand his ground with anyone and he’s still my protector. I’m such a daddy’s girl and he never tells me “no” lol. I still have him wrapped around my finger. He genuinely loves his kids and grand kids. He’s really good to my kids and loves them very much.”

“How funny he is; how he sings randomly. How he always speaks of God. How he cooks.”

“My dad is such a supportive person. Whenever I need him, he literally drops and will stop and runs to my rescue.”

“The way he always makes me feel safe like anything I ever do he will help me through and he has shown me how I would want my future kids dad to love act and treat me and my children.”


“His faith in me, how he’s never given up on me. His wisdom, our relationship that we have is very rare. I can talk to him about anything. I can even see him like a friend, a bro. He has given me opportunities of all the things he couldn’t have when he was my age. He is a very genuine person, good mix, honest, good balance, understanding. He doesn’t sugarcoat… appreciate his candidness. He is a softie at heart but doesn’t show it to all.”

“Love his influence on others. Love that he is very self motivated and consistent. When he has his eye on the prize he goes for it, I admire his resilience. How he always bounced back. Through different things he has faced. He always goes out his way to provide for us. Even if there was lack I never felt it. He never made us feel that. Every time he talks it’s something new, he is very outspoken he never sugarcoats anything, he is a good friend. He is very loyal… he is true to his word he doesn’t flake.

Past Tense:
“Sense of Humor.  He loved to feed people; Carpentry skills, his trade; Love for football… SENSE OF HUMOR!” Sibling 1
“I loved his sense of humor too. Loved that he loved me in his own way. He protected my faith. When I had him near he was very honest with me about me. Other things, he purposely kept from me to protect me. I understand that more now as I have grown.” Sibling 2

“The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him.”

Proverbs 20:7 NKJV

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads! 

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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