Father’s Day: Curse & Cross


Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

-Proverbs 26:2, NIV

The wooden cross was made by my paternal grandfather. And the colorful “Dad” artwork was done by my proud Munchkin. Both speak to this day for me:

Father’s Day

The cross speaks to the pain I endured to get to this day. A divorce that I initially did not want, yet one that paved the way for a richer life afterwards. A life that includes two gals (Mrs. DM and Munchkin) who I struggle to even remember what life without them was like before they entered mine.

My ex and her family said things that I would consider curses aimed at my ability to be a father. Like Proverbs 26:2 states, those curses did not land.

I am a father today. And it is one of my favorite “jobs” (most of the time).

Through the cross, pass the curse, and to my dear child, Munchkin.

I am richly blessed and thankful this Father’s Day.

May God richly bless you and may you never forget that God is in the business of taking our suffering and transforming it into life lived abundantly!

He did that for me, and I know He can do it for you, too!