Reading: Read a story in the Bible about your favorite Bible character.
Today, I take some personal privilege and write about my father. He is celebrating his birthday today. In eleventh grade English class, I was asked to write and answer the following question: "Who is your hero and why?" This is what I wrote:
When deciding who my hero is, I had a hard time. I thought of all the fictional characters I have looked up to and people in real life. I finally concluded that my real hero is my dad. I don't think I could ask for a nice dad. He works long hours so that my family can have the things we want and need. My dad is also very community-minded and is involved with many civic organizations to help better the community.
I look up to my dad probably more than I look up to Batman, Superman, and the like. I hope that when I become a father, I can be as good to my kids as my dad has been to me.
Even though I wrote that many years ago, I still feel the same way. Now that I am a father, I often think of what good role models both my parents were for me. I love you, dad. Happy Birthday! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray to your heavenly father today, thanking God for all that God does in your life.
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