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What’s In a Name?

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New parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, in complete fashion with their magnanimous ways, named their newborn daughter North West.  As much hype as Blue Ivy received upon her entrance to the world, North West is having a similar impact.  Many have wondered why the name and what the parents were thinking, if they were thinking at all.  North is the first child of both Kardashian and West and sources close to the new parents say the true meaning behind the name has more to do with inspiration rather direction.

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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!
 

 

Motivational Mondays – Freedom

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“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”
~ Winston Churchill
 

Freedom comes in many forms, but it’s only guaranteed by the men and women who bear arms. 

They’ve fought to secure our country and protect our soil and paid the ultimate price;  their dedication and commitment is only paralleled by their sacrifice. 

We salute our troops and pay homage to the fallen and gone, thank you for giving your lives to protect our homes. 

Prayers we send daily and thank you just doesn’t suffice, because the peace that you provide is a slice of paradise. 

Marines, Navy, Air Force, or Army, the uniform doesn’t define the soldier, but the heart of a hero is the beauty in the eye of the beholder. 

Whether it’s stars on a wall, those on the flag, or those blazing the sky, one thing is true, it’s because of your dedication we proudly wave the color of red, white and blue.

Memorial Day 2013 ©

 

Hero Within

By now we’ve all heard about the escape and rescue of Amanda Berry and the other captives.  We’ve also been introduced to the heroic and humorous character of Charles Ramsey.  The video and audio clips are one sound bite after another and Ramsey is not camera shy or short on one-liners.  But what stands out most is his willingness to step in and help.  The quickness in which he sprung to action and alerted authorities is the type of unselfishness and honorable behavior we hope all our communities would demonstrate daily.

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One Man’s Belief

Many may not know the story of Capt. Emil Kapaun, also known as Father Kapaun, a Roman Catholic chaplain in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea who served in World War II.  Awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest award of valor in the U.S. military, on April 11, 2013, 60 years after his death, President Barack Obama states, “Father Kaupan has been called a shepherd in combat boots and his fellow soldiers who felt his grace and his mercy called him a saint, a blessing from God.”

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