by Linda Pate
In too many homes today children are waking up, not hearing the voices of their fathers; no father there to wake them up for school and to send them on their way, bidding them to have a good day. They prepare themselves for their next basketball game and dad is nowhere around to watch them play and cheer them on. We read on a daily basis about another child that has joined a neighborhood gang. Our children are trying to fill those voids that they are unable to explain. They have the need of belonging.