Happy 2017 Father’s Day!!!

I’m so blessed to see another Father’s Day! To be a dad is awesome!!! Yes, it’s work. It takes sacrifice, commitment, lots of wisdom, and most of all, love. This must be given every single day! As my slogan implies, don’t be a baby maker—BE DAD!!! You children will grow up and reflect what you are to them by how they live.

#HappyFathersDay for fathers!

IF you’re a man and you have a child or children, and you love them, support them, teach them, have fun with them, are an example for them (showing your sons how a man should act; showing your daughters what a man looks and acts like), are raising them, nurturing them, protecting them, correcting them (in love), laughing with them, crying with them, encouraging them, cheering for them… all that and then some, then HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Give your kids a reason to celebrate you—everyday!

It’s Father’s Day Again!

Man, I love Father’s Day because I so love being a father. I love being celebrated by my wife and kiddos. They make me feel so special. But as they make me feel special, it challenges me to be worthy of “daddy” celebration – and that celebration should be everyday. 
Dads, let’s be worthy of this celebration because we are dads, not simply baby makers. If you helped bring a child in the world but don’t spend time with that child, you can’t be celebrated. You must BE Dad! Your kids will praise you if you are. Happy Father’s Day!

It’s been a while, but…

Ok, I’ve been procrastinating and not posting anything for a while. There are some new Twitter posts (check on the right), but I really need to get more thoughts on this blog. Thing is, I’ve been busy. Not just busy working, but also busy being dad. Being dad is an ever-learning, ever-growing process. There are ups and downs to it. There are constant challenges. But they are all tailored for each man to help sharpen and encourage us to be better at this thing called fatherhood. One thing I’ve definitely learned is the necessity of fathers needing other fathers. Proverbs 27:17 says “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Dads, sometimes – actually lots of times, we simply need each other to do what we do, to give and receive advice, to vent, to cheer each other on. That’s the purpose of this blog. Whatever I have learned and am learnING, whatever challenges I face and things I achieve, I feel it’s so important to share it all and give brothers and opportunity to go online and read from another brother who can feel what you may be feeling and have some advice on facing challenges that most of us dads go through. I am not perfect, even with the things I do know and share on here. We’re all “works in progress” with the goal to carry each other along on the journey and pick some brothers up when they need it – or better yet, when they want it. Some of us don’t seem to care, which brings up the other purpose of this blog – to challenge some to BE dads when they’re not.  No matter what, we cannot give up on our kids. No matter how responsible they are, especially as they get older, how they turn out as teenagers, then adults, have a whole lot to do with how we raise and teach them, or just simply being in their lives.

“But you just don’t understand what I’m going through…,” some will think and say. I may not “feel” everything. Not all of us go through the same things. But there’s still a lot of wisdom and encouragement in numbers. For those who read this blog, I’m glad you’re here. But don’t skip on seeking out other dads who can be in your lives and with whom you can fellowship and have face-to-face encounters in the process.

I’ve learned for a long time now that a lot of our challenges are not just with the children. Some face the burdens of the other parent, Mom. Whether it’s the wife or the ex, there is a constant element of contention that can bring in a whole new set of issues. If this is you, you’d be surprised how many of us are walking along the same path – so wide it’s a freeway! You’re not alone. You need to vent and once you done that, open your ears and heart to a brother or two who can feel you and offer priceless wisdom.

God, the Creator of all things, especially family, has the best advice for fathers and He listens to the prayers of His beloved. His Word is filled with truth that deals head first with parenting, especially the father’s position. In accordance with His Word, it’s good to get together and pray for one another when no one else understands or seems to care. I may be miles away, depending on who visits this site, but that’s why I have the contact page where any dad can send an email and express concerns, ask questions, or share what you have learned. Heck, I’m a sponge. Some of you dads out there can teach me a thing or two…or two thousand! Like I said, we all need sharpening and that in no way excludes the author of this blog. Keep pressing and stay tuned. I’ve got more things to share in the near future. Please enter your email in the Follow tag and the bottom of the page. You will get an alert in your email inbox every time I post something new. All the more reason why I need to keep active here. Follow me on Twitter, too, to check what I’m doing from time to time. The main thing is: DON’T GIVE UP! It’s not just a title, BE dad.

A great reunion

Wow! Such a touching reunion of a daughter and her father, whom she has never met. This is a great example of restoration and forgiveness. More confirmation that fathers mean so much to their children, no matter how many years have gone by. As long as you’re still breathing, it’s never too late.

Happy Father’s Day, Fathers!

Happy Father’s Day…IF you’re a father. A father is not one just by title and not simply by sperm. You don’t even have to be biological to be a father. Just be there for your kids. Raise them. Love them. Provide for them. Spend time with them. Teach them. Laugh with them. Cry with them. BE a father!

This is a very emotional clip. Don’t be this kind of father.

Happy Father’s Day.

I’m a daddy!

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook. This is awesome!!! So encouraging. A real big high five to all the real dads out there. Thank you, dj LV, for this great vid! Here’s to hoping fathers who are missing in action see and hear this video and do a big turnaround for their kids, whether they are little children or grown. If you and your kids are still breathing, you’re a dad. Be a dad!

Real Dads – locked up?

Man, when I saw this I nearly lost it. Check out this video of a daddy/daughter dance. This one is unique. These fathers are locked up in prison, but as they admit their crime and punishment is “not their daughters’ fault!” I’m so thankful for the sheriff who allowed and encouraged them to put on the dance. The real tear jerker is to see one dad shed tears as he embraces his little girl and then the little girl who has to stop talking while crying tears of joy for her daddy has he holds her. This is real rehabilitation for prisoners. This is the kind of unique transformation for these men that will change their hearts toward a new direction in life when they are released. Lastly, with this dance, these men are doing way more than most fathers who aren’t locked up. What a challenge!