Happy Father’s Day 2021

Photo by Ryan, Venice Beach

Hello friends and family, and God bless you all. I haven’t written a post in awhile. I am still dealing with health issues and a broken heart. My visit with the surgeon a couple weeks ago was disappointing. I will be getting a second opinion soon. My options for surgery are not looking good, and I am praying about what to do. I also had to decline the job offer due to continued suffering and fatigue, which has been discouraging. Despite all of this, I wanted to take a moment to wish my Dad and all the Dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day.

Our family has been relaxing together today. We might go to the beach to watch the sunset tonight, then go to our favorite ice cream shop in town. I can’t eat dairy, buy I always enjoy taking my wife and kids out for ice cream. It makes me happy to see them happy.

If you are a stay at home Dad who is suffering a chronic illness like me, please don’t ever give up. Keep on loving your family and caring for them the best you can. You are loved and needed, and being a father is a great purpose and honor in life. We might not be able to do certain things other Dads can do, but we are here for our families and we can love them and care for them with all our hearts.

God is our best example of a loving Father, and when we believe in Jesus we are filled with the Holy Spirit to love like He loves us. The Lord will never leave us nor forsake us. He has compassion on us and He will always take good care of us. May we always press on and love like He loves us.

“He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.” -Proverbs 14:26

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.” -Psalm 103:13

To my Dad, thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for your discipline and guidance, and teaching me to live with integrity and honesty. Thank you for your strong work ethic and perseverance, and thank you for never giving up on me through all the mistakes I’ve made. I love you, Dad. Happy Father’s Day.

Grace and peace to all the fathers out there. Have a blessed Father’s Day.

Grace and peace to you all.

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

59 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day 2021”

  1. Dad
    Singer-songwriter: Oscar Medina

    Dad I’ve wanted to tell you for so long How much I love you Dad Today that you are with me receive from your son His great admiration
    For you
    That you gave me so much in exchange for nothing Only out of love
    I ask your forgiveness if I offended you
    I never want to hurt your heart again
    Let me embrace you
    And fill you with kisses
    Your white hair
    Kiss your cheeks
    And heal the wounds
    That time left behind
    I want you to impart to me Your wise counsel
    And engrave it in my heart Time will pass
    I will always be grateful
    How much you loved me
    And sacrificed yourself, just for me, Daddy

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  2. I’ve been praying for you! 🙏 I was just wondering how you were doing. Sorry to hear about the bad news. I hope there’s better news with the second opinion.

    I hope you’re having a very blessed Father’s Day!

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  3. Beautiful father’s sentiment, Ryan. You are the most loving and fun Dad, and my grandchildren are so very blessed to have you!!! Thank you for the loving words to your Dad, they meant the world… you are a wonderful son that he loves and admires so much, that goes for both of us! Hope your evening at the beach is a restful and beautiful one. Love you, Ry. Love, Mom
    P.S. We both are praying for your dr. appointment tomorrow, too, that you hear encouragement and receive help!

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  4. Ryan,
    I’m praying for you, brother! I remember you in my prayers. I’m sorry for the health challenges and the position. You are such a testimony for faith, grace, and grit! Prayers and blessings! Happy Father’s Day! 🙏🏻💚💛

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      1. You’re welcome. I have to tell you that I had trouble finding you. I would read a post and couldn’t log in and if I typed in your name it was NOT the Ryan Callahan in which I was searching. I have your posts coming to my email. I did change my email on WP. It seems about every two to three weeks I encounter an issue. But it always works itself out. I’m glad to see you! And you have much support and encouragement here! 🙏🏻💛

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      2. You’re welcome! 🙂 if I stay ok one device only it seems to work better for me. I’ll comment and like someone’s post on my PC only to find the next day the comment will be there but the like is “unliked”. On my mobile it doesn’t. These are small things in life unlike your battles. And we know how it ends! Thank you, Jesus!

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  5. Ryan, thank you for those caring words, and know that if you stay close to your Faith and be vigilant in your attitude, then you will always be a success to you and your family. A man is not measured by money or vocation, but is remembered for all the good he does in this world and the positive imprint he leaves others with his actions. God Bless you, Ryan, and all that you do for your family and others. Love you! Love, Dad.

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  6. Ryan, I just love this. You really hit the nail on the head about being there to love your children because that is the greatest success as a Dad. My father died of terminal illness when I was 12. I know how much you want to work and provide for you family financially but if all we can do is be there and love each other….that is the greatest gift. I will pray for you to find peace from your illness.

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    1. Thank you, Karla. Your words touch my heart. I’m sorry your Dad died when you were young. You are right, loving each other is the greatest gift. Thank you for your prayers. Praying peace and comfort for you as well. God bless you.


  7. Hi Ryan, your posts are so heartfelt and encouraging to read. They bless many people. You can tell the light of Christ is in you. Praying that God will draw near to you and strengthen you at this time and direct your paths. Lamentations3: 22-23. “. Through the Lords mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning:Great is your faithfulness”.

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  8. Hope you had a Happy Father’s Day, Ryan. Praying for you. I know this post will encourage fathers out there facing similar circumstances. God is so faithful and true. He never leaves or forsakes us. Thank you for being a positive role model through it all. 🙏🏼

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  9. I’m sorry to hear that surgery doesn’t seem to be an option for you. Praying that will change. The picture of Venice Beach is beautiful. So cool that you could capture the beautiful colors and shadows of people. Looks like it belongs on the cover of a travel brochure. 🙂 Blessings to you, brother.

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      1. You know, I was thinking the other day about some stuff in my life and just how difficult some things have been for a long time and show no promise of ever changing and I became really discouraged. But God led me to Philippians 3:10 where Paul says, “I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead.”

        He reminded me that to suffer in this life, is to share in the sufferings of Christ–no matter what our sufferings are. If we endure it with Him (rather than Him healing us or fixing our lives – which would be preferable to all of us) this becomes our allotted suffering, just as Him dying for us was His allotted and accepted suffering. I think we as Christians tend to think of suffering for Christ as being persecution or something someone does to us simply because we are Christians. But God showed me that suffering for Christ is enduring what He has allowed in our lives in order to transform and purify us into His spotless bride.

        I think of Joseph, Moses, David, Daniel and all the other greats of the Bible and I see that they were great men of God because they suffered immensely. They shared in the sufferings of Christ, and by it were purified and were able to draw closer to Him through it. For some reason, suffering is God’s chosen avenue to knowing Christ more intimately. Perhaps because suffering willingly, burns off the dross in our lives that separates us from God. I suppose that’s why Paul equates suffering with knowing Christ and attaining to the resurrection from the dead, not just in the end but even now as we live in these bodies.

        Maybe this resonates with you, maybe not. But I wanted to share it because God has really changed my thinking and threshold for suffering through it. Blessings to you, Ryan.

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