Weekend Reflection: Like a River (Fathers)

riverMcKenzie River, Seen From Eagle Rock Lodge. Vida, Oregon. June 2014.

A Father Rolls Through

A good father, a father like my father, runs clear through the landscape of his children’s lives.  Just beyond this unexpected bend, he’s a calming, deep pool: a safe place to reflect, to cleanse. From churning turbulence, he creates power.

A good father, a father like my father, makes it easy to embrace my heavenly Father. He provides justice tempered by mercy and always, always, makes me see that he loves me. 

Honoring my superhero, my father Rodney Seiler, today, with a special nod to the dads who enrich the lives of my husband, our children, our nieces and nephews, and our grandlittles. Rick, Rich, Tim, Anthony, Jerry, Dave, Dean, Tom, Joey, Kevin, Rob, and Jeff: you guys are swell. 

rabbit conga

11 Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? 12 Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? 

Luke 11:11-12 (NASB)

rabbit conga

Weekends are for stillness and grace. Drink deeply. First stop in at Sandra Heska King’s Still Saturday, and then go by Lisha Epperson’s Give me Grace

Sandra Heska King - Still Saturday


  1. This is beautiful, poetic tribute to special men in your life. I loved reading it.~ linda

  2. I’ve been in that area, going back and forth to other places, years and years ago. Sure would love to see it and be there NOW! And be with you. THAT would be a good thing. Bless you and yours.

  3. Good Afternoon Sheila,
    It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us. I so enjoyed reading your blog! Beautiful words!
    My Best,
    Debbie Dersham
    Eagle Rock Lodge

    • Debbie,
      It was such a joy to stay at your B &B. In creating that sanctuary from the stresses and cares of daily life, you show us all what it looks like when our calling is also our work. I pray that you are blessed in abundance. (And I pray that you’ll share your bread pudding recipe!)

      I hope we see you again, soon.


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