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Ampa

Ampa- A special term I made to address God, as compared to how the term, "Dad", is used for a father. I didn't have a person to call, "Dad", but by the terms of my mom's definition of the term, I had the most amazing dad ever. I called him, "Papa", as he was my grandfather, and not my father.- But even as that term suggests, he was a grand-father, indeed. I tried to call him "dad", once that I remember,- I was actually mimicking my mom,-and I was promptly corrected. I knew this was a formality, of being clear on who he was to me, and avoiding potential confusion. I understood, no one was trying to deprive me of having someone to call, "dad".
Now, with strangeness, and slight sexual undertones associated with, "dad", wanting to be more casual with my Father God, and define my own meaning of the popular juxtaposition between one's relationship to God, and, one's relationship with their"dad": I choose a term that is more befitting, which is more personal, and resonates within me, free of stigma.

The first half of "Ampa", comes from Exodus 3:11-14: "
11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you."



The second half of, "Ampa", comes from, "Papa".

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