fatherhood – One Billion Stories https://onebillionstories.com Hope Lives Mon, 01 Jan 2018 17:26:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Made With My Own Bare Hands https://onebillionstories.com/made-bare-hands/ https://onebillionstories.com/made-bare-hands/#comments Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:46:13 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24762 “Boards don’t always want to cooperate, they’re not like plastic. When you cut plastic it’s exactly the way you want it, without knots or cracks. Dealing with the knots and imperfections takes patience. With parenting, it’s similar to woodworking, there has to be patience. Since launching the business, our parents have played a big role. […]

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“Boards don’t always want to cooperate, they’re not like plastic. When you cut plastic it’s exactly the way you want it, without knots or cracks. Dealing with the knots and imperfections takes patience. With parenting, it’s similar to woodworking, there has to be patience.
Since launching the business, our parents have played a big role. They would get nervous when I said: ‘Geoffrey’s going to quit graduate school and do woodworking full-time.’ So we had tell our parents, ‘well you raised us this way, to value our family and faith, and to put that first.’ My first shop was in my parent’s basement, where they had to listen to the machines all the time. They would stay up until one in the morning sometimes helping me finish a table.”

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Openness to Life in America, Faith and Family first https://onebillionstories.com/openness-life-in-america-faith-family-first/ https://onebillionstories.com/openness-life-in-america-faith-family-first/#comments Sun, 27 Sep 2015 00:15:25 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24314 The smiles and joy of the Finegan family is contagious. Authentic joy truly radiates from their home. Listening to their story will give you hope for the future of the Church. Certainly there are challenges that come along with raising nine children. But it is their openness to life, and trust in God’s plan, that is so […]

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The smiles and joy of the Finegan family is contagious. Authentic joy truly radiates from their home. Listening to their story will give you hope for the future of the Church. Certainly there are challenges that come along with raising nine children. But it is their openness to life, and trust in God’s plan, that is so inspiring to see in today’s culture.

What does your family specifically do to ensure the faith is passed on to the next generation? Share ideas in the comments below.

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Joyful suffering leads to Hope in the Family https://onebillionstories.com/joyful-suffering-leads-hope-in-family/ https://onebillionstories.com/joyful-suffering-leads-hope-in-family/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:21:01 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24295 The Genus family of Philadelphia is an incredible example of trusting in His plan. Work, education, and finding a good place to live are all challenges that this family has met with a joyful trust in God. We can all learn a couple life lessons from this story, straight out of Philly. What point from their […]

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The Genus family of Philadelphia is an incredible example of trusting in His plan. Work, education, and finding a good place to live are all challenges that this family has met with a joyful trust in God. We can all learn a couple life lessons from this story, straight out of Philly.

What point from their story stuck out to you? Share in the comments below.

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