Ways to say "I Love You" this Father’s Day
several "free ways" to say "I love you" this Father’s Day!
And, there is a gift you can give your husband that will
bless him and bless your family and that is the gift of
being the woman God’s called you to be. A virtuous woman is
a crown to her husband! Get your husband’s crown all
polished up… and be his glory!
Proverbs 12.4 A virtuous woman is a
crown to her husband:
but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his
11.7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head,
forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the
is the glory of the man.
Gifts don't have to come in
packages with tissue and ribbon to make them
special. You can think of many additions to this list that
will fit your
husband or perhaps some for your father, but here are some
suggestions to spur you on.
A neat and tidy home is a blessing to every man. A happy
and contented wife is a sweet fragrance, but as we read in
Proverbs, a contentious woman is like a continual dripping
on a rainy day. It’s not a “happy” that depends on
circumstances or possessions or feelings, it’s a joy
that comes from a heart yielded to God. That’s the happy
wife that is a blessing and a crown to her husband.
So, gifts for Father’s Day:
time is valuable---give some of it away, and you will be
amazed at how much you will get back!!
time to think about your husband; think about his life, his
responsibilities, his needs. Take some time to reflect on
the person he is and is becoming. In prayer, go before the
LORD and thank Him for the man who is your provider and
Are there errands he needs
you to take care of?
Are there things he has been wishing to have accomplished
home that you and/or you and the children could do? If you
have lots of children, that means lots of things can
be accomplished in very little time!
Are there things that he has been wanting to tackle but his
tools are in disarray...
maybe you could do a *little* straightening. DO NOT GET RID
OF HIS STUFF! Straightening does not mean tossing!
Does he have a regular
designated place to put his personal things
when he gets home from work? A designated place to read the
mail, check his messages, set his things, keys, phone,
Could you set up such a place for him and then "guard it"
Other good things....
Order up his closet.
Take a look at his shoes,
belts and ties... do they need cleaning
or repairing? Shoes can
washed off, polished, repaired, new lacings,
new insoles added.
Ties can be mended, and or
cleaned. Suits can be inspected, buttons reinforced, seams
mended and then cleaned.
Jeans or slacks can be
ironed, mended, pockets reinforced, hemmed.
Order up his drawers pair up
the socks and neaten the rows of socks, underwear,
tee-shirts, etc. Do any of them need mending or replacing?
Refold shorts, shirts,
sweaters.........but leave everything alone!!
Neaten up his work area...
(I caution against actually moving *any* thing or throwing
work bench, sweep the floor... Generally, just a basic tidy
up is motivating to anyone!
Have some of
his tools "walked away?" Try to find them and put them away.
Tidy up his
den or office... again---please don't throw anything away...
Years ago, I learned the hard way that my helpfulness is NOT
helpful sometimes! Just imagine him cleaning the craft
drawers or your stamping or sewing drawers. Or think of him
going through your desk and just getting rid of those old
cards or pieces of stationary. Just imagine him getting rid
of all those needless scraps! Think of him getting rid of
those seeming little bits of Sculpey clay in those little
packages or those “useless” 12” pieces of ribbon or all
those old worn out doilies or whatever you treasure. This
would *not* be helpful to me--- or to you, I imagine!
Maybe he needs his computer
cleaned, desk dusted, floor vacuumed and
windows washed... simple
things are so refreshing!
Maybe you have left some of
*your* things on his desk or in his way...
just tidy them up, put them
away... it will speak volumes.
Does he need
paper, envelopes, stamps, rubberbands, paperclips?
folders... or labels? Does he need for you to run to the
Post Office for him?
My husband has a pretty jar
of peanut M&M's on his desk... I try to
keep this filled... his
visitors like it, too! I just filled it up for him
and he smiled!
wash, clean and vacuum his work vehicle inside and out.
consider adding things he needs... Does he need quarters for
parking? Duct tape!don't laugh... it has probably gotten
him out of many a jam! Tissues? A garbage
container? This would be for men whose whole floor is not
used for the garbage receptacle ;-) Does he need a new
Thomas Guide? New area maps? A small phone-book for the
There are different foods
that could be kept in the car in a small
Rubbermaid box ---if he
spends much of the time on the road and
doesn't eat regularly (cereal
bars, protein bars, fruit juice, dried
fruit, peanuts, etc.).
Maybe he'd like a new book, tablet, pens/pencils, a magazine
newsletter... Maybe an e-mail newsletter or an E-zine you
like. Does he need a new razor or a shaver? Do the blades
simply need to be replaced?
Does he need a battery
charger for his phone?
Batteries for the camera?
Does he need walkie-talkies?
How about one of those fabulous bright flashlights?
Does he need anything replaced in his first-aid kit?
Does his tape recorder or flash light need batteries?
Plant a tree in his honor... I know, an orchard or a forest
wouldn't be enough!
Make stepping stones with the
children's handprints in them... for
If he plays music or likes to listen to music... perhaps
he'd like a new CD
or tape... sheet music to
a favourite song or hymn... tickets to a movie or play
(?)... a harmonica... something for his guitar....
Make his favorite dinner...
Make his favorite snack...
Let him do the BBQ-ing if that's what gives him
Let him take a nap if that pleases him more!
Take him on a picnic!
Take him for a drive... buy him an ice
cream cone or a blizzard!
Get the family together and take a
picture... get the film developed and
then frame a picture to set on his
desk to remind him of this Father's Day...
Like the determination to be the woman God designed you to
be, perhaps the
best gift you might give your husband is a new dedication to
loving him... really loving him as the LORD would have you
to do. Be done with bitterness; put off those things that
have been entangling you. Let old disappointments and
disagreements slip away... give them over to the LORD....
let the LORD take care of the disappointments and let the
LORD fill those voids with new love for your husband and/or
father. By giving him a letter of sincere appreciation
written in your hand, you would be giving a treasure and
reaping a blessing in return.
May the LORD richly bless you
as you serve.........
may God Bless the fathers... the real heroes.