June 19, 2016 Fathers Day What's in a name . . . some are called, dad, father, pops, grandpa, poppa bear, daddy, daddi-o, ole' man, and the list goes on. Some say, being a "father" is a product of DNA, of biology.  Others say, being a "dad" is a matter of choice . . . hearing the call of God on your life as a man and heeding to that calling. So really what is in a name.  Well, no matter what you call your father or what your children call you, may or may not really be an issue.  What really matters is what God calls us.  HE calls each and every man to be a man of God, a man for others, a Mighty Man of Valor! Long before King David became a man of wisdom, and while he still graveled in his sin, God called David, "a man after His (God's) own heart.  This is what God wants from each and every man; to be a man after God's own heart. Here are two notes from two men I know, and are living for God and is reflected in their relationships with their children and others. --- Father’s Day to me reflects the sheer meaning of the word “Father” and to live up to the role that I have so ultimately been blessed with in trying to raise my Children to live all the beauties life has to offer. The moment my children were brought into this world my sole responsibility has been my devotion to them. Being a Father is never a job to me but a commitment and complete honor to be called so. Regards, Coach Simpson --- Fathers have a huge responsibility to teach our daughters AND our sons about male privilege, and misogyny. We need to lead the movement for systemic change to PREVENT violence. I’m talking economic coercion, emotional abuse, street harassment, domestic violence, rape culture, sex trafficking, etc. Our children need to see the example of their fathers in these fights to make our daughters safe and our sons conscious and protective. -- Peace, Love, & Blessings, Alphonso C. Coles III ---  "Blessed is the Man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and HIS law he meditates day and night."  Here's to all the Mighty Men of God, standing in the gap for our children. Strive on! Walk A Little Plainer Daddy Inspire-Dream-Achieve
Fathers Day 2016

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