Breakfast With My Daddy

My daddy and me…

“Okay, Sister. After you peel the potatoes, put them in this,” my daddy said pointing to a metal gadget with a handle. “Then turn this and they come out sliced ready for the frying pan.” Dad shifted his head, faced me, and smiled.

My 8-year-old-self couldn’t help but smile back. When you’re 8 and it’s Saturday morning, you get to watch cartoons AND make breakfast with your Father–well, what’s not to smile about?

In fact, just thinking about those Saturday mornings make me smile now and I’m well into my 50′s.

So when I read Beth Moore’s study of Thessalonians 3:1, and her definition of prayer, I beamed and warmed at the same time. Here’s a quote:

“Prayer is accepting a royal summons to the King for breakfast with your dad.”

Munch on that for a while.

Here’s another quote:

“God loves you. He loves your company. He loves to search the depths of your soul and hear the dreams of your heart. He knows what troubles you when you crawl into bed and what awaits when you crawl out. He knows why you’re scared and where you’re unprepared.”

You know, as great as my earthly father was, sometimes he was too busy for me, or too far away, or maybe just too preoccupied to listen.

But not my heavenly Daddy.

Recently, in our church home group, we discussed prayer. One man I admire in our church prays this way.

Father, we come to you by the blood of Jesus, and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

And it’s not just for Saturdays. We can come anytime we want.

And have breakfast.

And you can skip the cartoons and enjoy the feast.


7 Comments on "Breakfast With My Daddy"

  1. Patricia says:

    Thank you for sharing this story and picture! We truly are blessed people!
    I love and miss you Aunt Pauline! I wish we lived closer so we could sit down and just talk and enjoy each other’s company!
    Please give my love to Uncle Tom and Micah!

  2. Pauline, I love this, “Prayer is accepting a royal summons to the King for breakfast with your dad.”
    This is something I’m writing on a 3×5 card. Hmm, maybe I can write in in calligraphy, frame it and hang it in my prayer closet.

  3. Nan Jones says:

    Pauline, I LOVED this post and smiled all the way through it. :) Thanks for sharing.

  4. Barbara says:

    This is such an amazing picture, Pauline. I used to love to make breakfast with my dad, too. We didn’t do cartoons, though, but I wonder if God has a soft spot for cartoons too!

  5. Great post, Pauline! I love starting my day with a cup of coffee, an eggo waffle, and my time with my heavenly Father. A great reminder today of how much God loves it when we sit and spend time alone with Him. Thank you for sharing this.

  6. phylton says:

    Wow! Thanks for all the comments. And it is good to meet you, Crickett and Nan! I’ve met Beckie, and am related to Patricia.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to the post. And Beckie, I love that Beth Moore quote, too!

  7. That’s a sweet story and a good reminder. God is always ready for breakfast.

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