When Fathers are Present the Family Prospers

If you have ever watched Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) in National Lampoon’s series on Family Vacations you may wonder if everything is going to turn out all right, yet somehow it does. The foregoing video clip is a gift from my youngest son, Samuel, who took the pictures and put it to music playing “It’s Going to Turn Out All Right”. When large families with many children get together for family vacations it seems everything becomes chaotic. Yet, through all the chaos, children experience a good, fun time. Since, The Father’s Heart Media is all about connection: bringing the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers, the prism through which I viewed this video was the perspective of fathers being present provided a safe environment for children to play and have fun. There was nothing to worry about. The beach provided a wonderful environment to connect with cousins and the extended family at large. All the children knew they were with family, the basic social unit on which to build a society was present. The nuclear family has been under attack for years, it’s good to see that God’s Biblical prescription for family still works and will always be the best structure. Good fathers in every social structure is fundamental to the success of that social structure starting with the family. Don’t ever lose the childlike perspective that everything is going to work out all right, in the Hands of a good, good Father everything does turn out all right!


Written by Papa Tom

The name Papa Tom is a Nom De Plume, that is a pen name. However, it is the name my grandchildren call me: Papa Tom. You see I am a newly minted Grandfather! Yes, I am a father of 6 children and 15 grandchildren (11 on earth so far; 4 in heaven already). I started my transition later in life; in my late sixties writing children’s books, wanting to share thoughts and ideas that would help my grandchildren understand life from a different perspective; the perspective of heaven. I also podcast with a theme of bringing the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers and in so doing helping you connect with the Heart of God the Father.

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