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By Guest Editorial Pastor Greg Howell
Community Grace Brethren Church 

This Father's Day, look to the children and help guide them


I have to admit that I was not very interested in holding babies (or anything else to do with them) for the first seven years of our marriage. Maybe because I thought they were pretty fragile and messy, especially infants. My wife, Colleen, early in our marriage, tried to involve me by constantly trying to thrust the little ones into my arms. She would insist on the two of us volunteering in the church nursery together. Still I was not too interested in the noisy, messy, little creatures. More contact really did not improve my outlook at all. Maybe strengthened my disinterest.

But all of that changed when the nurse placed my first-born into my arms! Austin is a twin and was a preemie, as...

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