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Rachel Marie Kang is a mixed woman of African American, Native American (Ramapough Lenape Nation), Irish, and Dutch descent. A writer, editor, artist, and creative coach, she is the founder of The Fallow House. Her book, Let There Be Art, releases October 2022.

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  1. Thank you for this beautiful post and powerful reminder that our Father is not distant, but right here with us.

  2. I cried through this article. I lost my Father May 2020 and all I could feel while reading this is how much I miss him and wish that I could just walk down the street, where he lived, and get wrapped up in only a hug a Father can give. BUT, your words reminded me and comforted me that the Holy Spirit is in fact within me and surrounds me. Thank you for your words today. God Bless

  3. Wonderful words of encouragement of the nearness of our Father who is ever present, and always with us. You are a gift and have a great ministry. Continue to be blessed and a blessing to all that read your inspired words. Blessings

  4. I’m thankful to be held in the Heavenly Father’s arms since my father left this earth in 2014 and even while he was alive, I never felt that I measured up and never felt that he had unconditional love for me.
    Also, I could relate to the phrase about sometimes the pieces can’t be put back together (well, at least not yet they haven’t been)…my heart aches for my husband who has been a great dad and yet we have an estranged relationship with our son who probably won’t be in touch on Father’s Day. Heartbreaking.

    • It’s so crazy, when we zoom out, and remember everyone’s puzzle looks different. My heart to you and you make peace with the pieces of *your* puzzle. May there be peace and hope for you and your family this weekend. Much love <33

  5. My earthly father and I are not close. I’ve been trying to build trust between us and have healthy boundaries. But I have peace knowing my Heavenly Father is always there and always loves me. So I’m ok always because I have complete love even if it’s not from dna related family

  6. Thank you for sharing these words and thoughts expressed by context. I grew up without my biological father. My Grandmother and Mother were so loving and made me aware that I was expected to be obedient, kind, smart, and to share with others. Now, I am 63 years wise and my Mother is soon to be 82 years wise. I am still learning about Mother’s love and I hold and cherish memories about my Grandmother and her kindness.

    I agree with you. Family is like a puzzle with many pieces. Some you can see easily and others are more difficult to locate and relate to in ways that make sense. Family can take on different meanings for different people with their own perspectives.

    I am so thankful for the Holy Spirit teaching me the truth about the Word. Then He teaches me how to grow and relate to different days and situations. I love Holy Spirit. I need Him all the time. I am glad God sent Him to help all His children.

    Yes, I still long for an earthly father’s love. But I have the best of all, my Heavenly Father. He’s a good, good Father.

    Enjoy your day.

    Brenda

    Your Sister in Christ

  7. Rachel,

    My family is so widespread that we have only gotten together for mom’s & then dad’s funeral. Over the years we have gone our own ways. It is super hard for me to watch family shows where everyone seems happy & sees each other often or at least on holidays. I never had that growing up. We moved a lot & my sisters left home in various states. Very appreciative of God’s love & care. Praising God for the blessed Holy Spirit who can hug us as only a father could.

    Blessings 🙂

  8. Rachel,
    I lost my dad this past February after a 16-year battle with cancer, and this being my first Father’s Day without him, it’s been an emotional day. It’s hard to describe how badly I wanted him to be able to walk me down the aisle at my wedding, and the thing I miss most is his hugs, so reading this, it seemed like the Holy Spirit helped you write this with me in mind. Thank you!

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