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If You Ask

June 16, 2013


About eleven years ago, just after I had completed my first and most difficult year of university, my parents gave me a bible. On the inside, my Dad had written out the verse John 14:14. It goes a little something like this:

If you ask for anything in my name, I will do it. 

Not only does my dad truly believe this, he truly lives it as a father. Charlie Allen responds to his children’s needs with the abandon of love. His guardian angel follows him around humming “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

He set a pretty high standard and so I asked God that I might have a father for my children who would also live out that kind of love.

If you ask for anything in my name, I will do it. 

It’s true.





Happy Father’s Day!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2013 10:47 am

    your boys look so loved, secure and joyful- great job mum and dad

  2. Theresa permalink
    June 17, 2013 8:00 pm

    Every time we get pregnant and are talking about names “Charlie”, is at the top of your list. For one reason. Your dad. He has touched both of us that much.

    Funny, if we do ever name a son Charlie we would have a Clare and a Charlie 😉

    • Theresa permalink
      June 18, 2013 6:20 pm

      I meant to say “our” list 🙂

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