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The Rock – Happy Father’s Day

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The Rock

When God made you, he already had a plan;
He called you to conquer and be ruler of all the lands.
He made you king, priest, protector, and provider;
He said after Himself, no one came higher.
Chiseled from the rock of Gibraltar and laced with the armor of the most holy;
He placed on you to be a server of men and savior of souls, so they too could witness His glory.
From your rib, thought became flesh and God’s purpose fulfilled;
To every man, woman and child, his grace and mercy revealed.

You were charged with building families, communities and futures yet to come;
No one could imagine the magnitude or the stress, but everyday you rose to the challenge and victory was won.
Today and everyday we salute our fathers;
Everyday is a new challenge, and everyday it seems to get harder.
They say mama’s baby and daddy’s maybe;
But just maybe if daddy had his daddy, it would be less maybes and better babies.
Being a father has nothing to do with planting a seed in fertile ground;
But everything to do with watching that seed grow and sticking around.
It’s easy to make a child, two willing partners, a bit of science and God’s miracle is birth;
But being a father, going through the ups and downs, nurturing, disciplining, loving, and being a constant presence, is how you show your true worth.
F.A.T.H.E.R. – Faithful servant following God’s will and leading and loving his family with all his might;
Attentive to all our needs and wants, never losing focus of the bigger picture in sight.
Teacher, counselor, and disciplinarian making sure we learn life’s lessons and prepares us for the day we take their place;
Hero and healer who protects us from harm’s way and would give their life in an instant to make sure we remain safe.
Everything – Her first love, his first example, and the epitome of what every occurrence will be measured against and compared to;
Redeemer because when we fail, he will be there to help us up, encourage us to carry on, and remind us that he once failed and that’s how he grew.
He is Father by choice and not because of obligation or duty,
He chose and accepted his role and has stood tall because to him, it’s God’s greatest assignment and display of beauty.
Whether biological or those that rose to the occasion and filled in the gap,
A special salute to all for what you do in silence, behind the scenes, when no one else would, to you I tip my hat.
Thank you dads for loving us in the worst of times and the best of times each and every day,
But no matter what, being a man led by faith, man of integrity, allowing us to grow and catching us when we fall, and being there when we wake up or at least a phone call away.
Any man can be a baby’s daddy, make a child, never look back, someone that child will not remember;
But it’s takes a man to be a Father, help that child grow, raise an adult and don’t have to look back because they’re always front and center.
Immovable, unshakeable, not easily broken, and massive in ways that can’t be measured;
You’re our rock and cornerstone and our cherished treasure. ©
Happy Father’s Day!
 

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

BrotherWord - Happy Mother's Day

One Bad Mother

Since the beginning of time you’ve shined like the morning sun, watched over and protected us like a full moon

Helped raise and nurture men from sons, daughters you’ve cultivated and groom

Never given a blueprint, manuscript, or instructions to follow or sample,

Ma’Dear, Big Mama, and Mommy was how you learned, they were your example

The heart and backbone of the family, quiet security and insurmountable strength

More power than a 100 armies, a will than can never be bent

Don’t believe me, go after her offspring and watch this Mama bear, this lioness attack

Or witness the miracle of birth and see this wonder woman bounce right back

CONTINUE READING: One Bad Mother

Ask BrotherWord

 

Ask BrotherWord - Baby Fever

Dear BrotherWord,

Where do I begin?  Long story short, I want a baby and I know my husband doesn’t.  He will flip if I confront him about it.  We’ve been married 6 years now and when we began dating we both decided that kids were not what we wanted.  He’s 9 years older than me and already has an adult daughter from a previous relationship.  I was focused on my career, seeking a stable partner in life, and didn’t want the responsibilities and burdens of rearing a child. I wanted the freedom to travel, shop, do nothing if I so chose, so when my husband and I started dating, it was the ideal situation.  I’ve grown used to the freedom, but now I have the “itch.”  My co-workers are always parading their kids around and showing pictures from their kids’ functions.  All but one of my girlfriends is a mother now and they go on and on about the joy of motherhood.  Now I feel as if I’m missing out on something and I’ve been selfish.  I want to feel and have what they have… but how do I convince my husband?  Please help.

Sincerely,

Baby Fever

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful

It’s Thankful Thursday!!!  What are you thankful for today? 

Did someone buy you lunch, open a door for you, tell you how nice you look?  Being thankful comes in may forms, but sometimes we have to dig deep to find thankfulness in the toughest of situations.  It’s about having an “Attitude of Gratitude!”  Even when life has turned you upside down, caused you conflict and sadness, you have to find an inner peace… “Peace on Purpose.”

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Money Talks

Brother Word,

I make more money than my husband and it has caused issues in our marriage and is a constant source of discontent between my husband and me.  I’m not sure how to resolve this issue or how to appease my husband’s pride and dignity.  Is this an issue of my husband being uncomfortable not being the main bread winner or a sense of embarrassment amongst our peers?  How can we move past this? 

Sincerely,

Money Talks

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Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday!!!

Today begins the journey of GREATNESS!  What are you going to allow to stand in your way?  Fatigue, Fear, Foes, Finanaces?  They all lead to FAILURE!  But instead embrace Fortitude, Focus, Friends, Family, and FAITH and watch how far you can go!  Choose wisely.

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