“Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will be discouraged.”  Colossians 3:21

Many years ago, I had a friend who was a very talented artist, but he was so angry inside that he made himself and his friends uncomfortable.  Why was he so angry?  I believe it was because his parents never affirmed his artistic gifts.  As an adult when he would show them his portfolio, they would flip through the pages like one does when quickly flipping through a book to see if there is anything of interest.  They didn’t comment, just threw the book down on a nearby table.  His parents also told him on several occasions that he should get a real job!  He was already a good art teacher!

So, fathers, please affirm and encourage your children today.

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