Father’s Day Flashlights – Gift Ideas for Church and Wards
I love the idea of giving out Father’s Day flashlights because they are so useful. They are perfect for the car, camping, or emergency preparedness. And it is even better with a thoughtful quote that makes them that much more meaningful.
These flashlights and printable are perfect if you are looking for a ward or church Father’s Day gift idea that goes beyond the standard candy bar. And nowadays, you can find some pretty good flashlights for around $1 a piece.
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The full quote says, “It must be emphasized that as a father, you are always teaching. For good or ill your family learns your ways, your beliefs, your heart, your ideas, your concerns. Your children may or may not choose to follow you, but the example you give is the greatest light you hold before your children, and you are accountable for that light.”
Over the years, my husband and I have had to become very careful about our parenting styles because, without fail, our kids start using the same approach on us or their sibling. It is often frustrating, but it has also been a blessing. Seeing our words and actions so quickly parroted has allowed us to spot problems in our own behaviors and quickly make changes.
Our kids are watching us so carefully and I am so grateful to be married to a man who shows our children what it is like to be a real man. Someone who is responsible, accountable, gentle, smart, faithful, and spiritual. I always tell my kids that I spied on their dad before I married him. I watched the way he treated his mother and his sisters. I noticed things like how he told his mother that he loved her several times a day. Or how he would do dishes without his mother having to ask. And I knew that if he treated his mom like that, that he would treat me like that even after the first blushes of romance wore off. Almost 20 years later, he still tells me that he loves me and how beautiful I am several times a day. And he almost always does the dishes!
Our actions are often the biggest indication of our hearts and teach our children more than any words can.