When you hear the words "Heavenly Father" what comes to mind? That can be a very troubling thought for many of us because "Father" is a loaded word. Father may not carry the warm-fuzzies for us that it does for others because our biological dad was not very loving, or patient, or present for that matter. And without realizing it, we often allow who our dads are to shape our understanding of who our Father in heaven is; even if we have or had a great earthly dad. Our Father - God is someone different, someone more; more consistent, loving, caring, and present. He is Abba.