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Welcome to Father Time Blog. This is a collection of questions and answers that have come during our conferences this past 15 years of travel, preaching and coaching. If you have subjects you would like to have included please email me at: fathers@mac.com. We are committed to praying and seeing your family healthy, growing and full of love.

Ed Tandy McGlasson has spent the last 33 years speaking, writing  and traveling around the globe bringing healing and creating a place where people can encoutner Jesus and the Blessing His Father has for everyone of us. This blog is for those who want their families, and relationships to be everything that God the Father wants for them.

The Father Wound In Our Children

I meet people everyday who are still waiting for healing to come between them and their dads. The wound of the father seems to be a very painful one that many people work through their whole life. Over two thousand years ago the prophet Jeremiah described this same wound he saw in his own culture as well, "Orphans we are, not a father in sight, and our mothers are no better than widows." (Lam.5:3 MSG) Even modern day writers, who years before tried to convince us that dads were not important are now singing a different tune because of the world wide devastation they see in children who don't have a present loving dad in their stories. Jill and I got to see that first hand at a Youth Conference I spoke at in Iowa this past month. During the first session I asked the crowd of young a people this...
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What Dad's Really Want

Father's Day. The one day a year that's all about dad's. Well, not really, because if it was, your family would let dad take the day off and go fishing, or golfing or some other anti-social dad activity, right?!

Mother's Day seems a little easier to navigate than Father's Day, doesn't it? Mom's tend to let you know their expectations for their special day. But dad's? They tend to get pretty elusive on their special day.


I've lived through my share of homemade crafts, 'Greatest Dad in the World' tee-shirts, and the latest in barbecue toys. I still have my Three Stooges tie that my son Lukas bought me after he discovered my love of that show. I remember many times telling my kids I didn't need anything when asked what I might like. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why the most popular Father's Day gifts seem more like jokes than actual gifts your dad might enjoy.

But let me share a little secret with you. Even if your dad has asked for one of those items, or expressed keen delight upon receipt of those items in the past, it's not really what he wants for Father's Day.

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A View From the Porch

A View From The Porch
Waiting for Your Lost Kids To Come Home

 

"When he was still a long way off, his father saw him. His heart pounding, he ran out, embraced him, and kissed him. The son started his speech: 'Father, I've sinned against God, I've sinned before you; I don't deserve to be called your son ever again.'

"But the father wasn't listening. He was calling to the servants, 'Quick. Bring a clean set of clothes and dress him. Put the family ring on his finger and sandals on his feet"  (Luke 15:20–22 MESSAGE)

The story of the prodigal son has always been my favorite story revealing the Father's heart: A Father waiting for our return, a Father loving extravagantly, a Father unimpressed by our rehearsed repentance, a Father choosing to love no matter how far we've run, a Father longing for us to return to His house and spend eternity with Him.

This past month the Father gave me the privilege of becoming that kind of father as my wife and I welcomed an amazing young lady into our family.

Jill walked into my office a month ago and shared with me the latest update on this young lady - one of our extended family members. She had worn out her welcome at yet another sobriety home due to a relapse with drugs and alcohol. Jill said, "Honey we have to do something for her, she has nowhere to go, and love has to look like something! I think God wants us to add her to our family." Those words struck my heart, and Jill and I called out to The Lord for an answer! His response was... "Why not you?"

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Thank you so much for sharing this... I recently had a serious bump in the road in an attempt to share a home with extended famil... Read More
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Dear Mary, The road to healing can be incredibly long and difficult - but not too hard for Jesus! "There is one who scatters, and ... Read More
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Making Thanksgiving Predictable & Special Thanksgiving Video!

The holidays are upon us! We always think of the holidays as a time of excitement, hustle and bustle, family and friends.  But for many of us, the holidays are a time of getting together with broken families, and painful reminders of old wounds that have yet to heal.

So what's the secret to making your holidays a time that you can't wait to get together with your family, no matter where they're at spiritually, emotionally or physically?!

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Wedding Day Blessings (Part 2)

We are on Wedding-Day-Count-Down here at our house. No stress, right?! This Saturday I will be walking my beloved daughter Jessica down the aisle while donning a kilt and then turning around and performing the service. I'm already crying just thinking about it. 

 Wedding Day Blessings (Part 2)

The Father of the Bride

Weddings can be difficult for the Father of the Bride, as he is often overlooked as everyone defers to the bride, except for when it comes to that one thing he alone is needed for.

No, I'm not talking the money! Although I know at times if feels like that!! I feel like the in the movie, "The Father of the Bride" where they decided NOT to have the trained geese walk down the aisle - phew! Glad to save a little on that one (just kidding!). 

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