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Deacon Dad


"Similarly, deacons must be dignified, not deceitful, not addicted to drink, not greedy for sordid gain, holding fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. Moreover, they should be tested first; then, if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons."

~1 Timothy 8-10

I'm back! I know it's been a little while SheCanLaugh readers, but I'm ready to keep writing again, and so I hope you're ready to read!

As many of you know, I moved back up to school about a couple of weeks ago, and I've been missing my family quite a bit since then. I would definitely say that it has been an adjustment, and I find myself missing being a kid more and more. So today I want to talk about my Dad, and how he can make me feel like I'm still his little princess, but at the same time, how he has let me grow up. Fun fact about my dad: he's a Deacon in the Catholic Church! I can't help but tell other people that because I think it is the coolest thing in the world, and I am so proud of him for working hard to achieve it. For me, it is in that way that I look up to and respect my father. I think every girl looks up to her dad in some way, shape, or form. I look to my dad for a lot of advice, wisdom, planning, and I even let him pick out my first prom dress! Most importantly, however, my dad has helped me find and keep my faith by living his life the way God has called each of us. Look at the above biblical point of reference; the Bible says that Deacons are "dignified, not deceitful...not greedy for sordid gain, holding fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience". It is through this description of Deacons that I realize how fortunate I am to have a father who represents and lives these values. My dad has given me the perfect example for how I should live my own life, and has been there when I need questions answered. But my favorite thing that my dad has taught me is about coming home. Every time I come home from college for the weekend or on a long break, my dad gives me the biggest hug. He is so happy to see me, every single time. When we go home to God, the same thing will happen—He will always be so happy to see us, every single time. Here is to all the dads out there with little princesses of their own! Your Laughing Sister, Callahan

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I'm a native Michigander and fierce city gal. Armed with my Bible and favorite pair of jeans, my passion is to help young women and girls connect with God through a courageous and faith-filled life. I also love photography, reading, and archery competitions with

my husband, Thomas.

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