Don’t Forget Your Father in Heaven This Fathers’ Day

Thinking about God as a father or a mother helps us better relate to the Divine.

Contrary to popular belief, Father’s Day did not originate with Hallmark. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, WA in 1910. It was initiated by Sonora Smart Dodd, who wanted to find a way to honor her father, William Jackson Smart, who was a Civil War Veteran and a single parent who raised six children. She was inspired after hearing a sermon about Mother’s Day, which also did not come from a card...