Heavenly Father's Day
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Heavenly Father's Day

How to Develop a Personal Relationship with God

About the Book

Do you treat your Heavenly Father like he’s a dead-beat dad? 

Do you think he only wants to see you on Sunday morning? 

Do you think he’s off doing his own thing the rest of the week and doesn’t care about you?

The truth is, your Heavenly Father wants to be a hands-on dad. He wants to be there every day of the week. 

He wants to give you the benefit of his wisdom. He wants to guide you and help you through the storms of life. 

He wants to have a personal relationship with you.

Heavenly Father’s Day is the day set aside to honor your Heavenly Father, spend time with him, and show how much you love him. 

So when is that? It’s every day.

What do you give the heavenly dad who has everything? 

What does your Heavenly Father want from you? 

How can you get to know him better?

Through modern-day parables anyone can relate to, Ms. Hines brings fresh insight to the age-old question of what God really wants from you... and why you should care.

She courageously challenges popular (conservative) Christian thinking on topics such as ministry, gay marriage, the Bible, prophecy, Islam, and the law of tithing. 

If you think how you live is more important than what you believe, stick around. You're going to like this!

About the Author

Sharon S Hines
Sharon S Hines

Sharon S Hines is a self-supporting Progressive Christian minister who introduces disillusioned believers to an alternative path for their faith in which they can find a safe space to explore and deepen their relationship with God.


She is currently Co-Pastor for the Greenville SC congregation of Community of Christ. Her experience outside the ministry has included corporate planning, quality consulting, retail entrepreneurship, and internet marketing. This broad variety of experiences gives her an equally broad pool of stories she uses to illustrate her teachings about spiritual growth and becoming your best self.


Sharon was born and raised in Pittsburgh PA, where she earned a BS in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University, and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently lives in Piedmont SC.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Heavenly Father’s Day Begins
    • One Day in June
    • Hallmark Will Be So Proud
    • Harley Consequences
    • Peter Pan
    • When’s the Party?
    • No Absentee Dad
    • A Minister? Who Me?
    • Your TEXAS Ministry
  • Chapter 2 - Only the Very Best
    • Quarter-Million Dollar Baby
    • No Gift Cards
    • A Sample Gift-Pack
    • Just Pay Shipping & Handling
    • Going to See Santa
    • Gift List
    • Treasure Hunt
    • Use It or Lose It
  • Chapter 3 - Show and Tell
    • Back to Preschool
    • All Talk and No Action
    • Baby Steps
    • Story Time
    • Book Reviews
    • Ask for the Sale
    • Planting a Garden
    • Monastery Re-mix
    • Free Agency
    • Do Your Homework
    • Doors and Windows
  • Chapter 4 - Broken Crayons
    • Sixty-Four Crayola Crayons
    • Where Much is Given
    • Taking Care of Business
    • Slum Dogs
    • Depression Babies
    • Extreme Frugality
    • Big Blue Ball
  • Chapter 5 - Ministry by Monogamy
    • Parking Lot Shuffle
    • Who’s Ripping the Fabric?
    • The Little Ones
    • To Be (Fruitful) or Not to Be
    • Orgy City
    • Dr. Calhoun, I Presume
    • What Matters Most?
  • Chapter 6 - Truth, Justice, and the Christian Way
    • Ignorance is No Excuse
    • Movie Trailers and Balloons
    • Asleep in the Desert
    • Ogres and Onions
    • No Big Rush
    • An Offer You Can’t Refuse
    • Teaching Math
    • Rulers and Hammers
    • All Good Books
    • Truth is Required for Justice to Be Served
  • Chapter 7 - Weights and Measures
    • Gasoline and Crackers
    • For Good Measure
    • Brideshead Revisited
    • Gift Exchange
    • Celebrate Good Times
    • The Power of One
    • Walk the Walk
  • Chapter 8 - Baby Showers
    • What Can I Give?
    • How Should I Give?
    • To Whom Do I Minister?
    • When Do I Start My Ministry?
    • When and Where Do I Minister?
  • Chapter 9 - Cotton Candy and Teddy Bears
    • The Parable of the Amusement Park
    • Sharon Explains It All
    • My Three Sins
    • Bertie Bott’s
    • Our Cheating Culture
    • Lose the Ego
    • More Sneaky Stuff
  • Chapter 10 - Developing Your Ministry
    • Selling Icons
    • Looking at the Clues
    • Pink Slip Time
    • Deathbed Confessions
    • God’s Favorite TV Show
    • Criminal Intent
    • On the Upward Trail
    • Removing Apart
  • Chapter 11 - Don’t Worry, Be Happy
    • The Candidate
    • Trials are a Blessing
    • Waves Be Still
    • Just a Light Breeze
    • The Wind Picks Up
    • Bring an Umbrella
  • Chapter 12 - Heavenly Father’s Day, Revisited
    • Uncle Darrell
    • Little Tokens
    • Buried Treasure
    • David and Amadeus
    • Don’t Shoot the Messenger
    • Can You Hear Me Now?
    • International Academy of God
  • Notes

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