"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Father of the Year Winner

The winner of the Father of the Year Award for the Double Nickel Farm is Derek K.

Derek K. is the father of  Canyon 11, Trenten 7, Asher & Leland 3, and Zachery 18 months.

Derek's wife Jennifer submitted the essay below. She shared Derek's traits and how they lined up with God's Holy Word.  Please take the time to read this as God does set a template for men to follow to be the best father's they can be. 

A Good Father
submitted by Jennifer K.


A good father knows the Lord, fears the Lord and serves the Lord. The Lord and his word are the center of his home and the basis upon which he raises his family

Proverbs 14:26   In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

Joshua 24:15   And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Ephesians 6:4   And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

2 Timothy 3:16-17  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.


A good father knows that he is teaching his children in all that he does. He takes his steps cautiously because ultimately he knows his children will follow his lead.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9   And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Proverbs 20:7   The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him

Proverbs 22:6   Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.


A good father recognizes that his children are a blessing not a curse. He rejoices in their lives.

Psalms 127:3-5  Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

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A good father will value his marriage. He knows that marriage is not a piece of paper or contract, but a covenant with the Lord and his wife.

Genesis 2:24   Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Matthew 19:6   Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder

Jennifer K.


2 comments:

JenniferK said...

Derek was really surprised! I didn't tell him I was submitting it. :)Thanks so much, Jen!

Humble wife said...

Jennifer I am very glad you did! I am emailing your amazon card tonight...or in the am.