The following is my Father’s Day post from last year. I feel it is an excellent Father’s Day post for 2014. This post also makes me miss my father who went to be with the Lord in 2007 even more.
The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him.
My late father was absolutely the greatest. He was an excellent family man. I am around many people today and even going back some years who do not know what it is like to be raised by a man like my father. He struck the right cord in the household growing up. He was not rigid and dictatorial. He commanded respect without demanding it. I could always talk to him.
My father was very friendly. I remember him talking to a couple of my 5th grade classmates who did not know I was his daughter. When they found out he was my father, I was told of him being so nice and being so handsome. When I run into men who grew up in the neighborhood, they talk of how my father stopped his outside work around the house to talk to them and how they appreciated and learned from those talks. He once mentioned when I was in my late teens how he eventually made peace with a person on his job that did not like him. I wondered how could anybody not like my father!
On my Facebook page, a former church member of my former Philly church commented on my father’s love for music and singing. He sang tenor and did solos. He especially loved sacred music and traditional hymns. The hymn for this Sunday music post is O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing. My father thought he knew all the hymns. So it surprised him to hear this hymn for the first time in the 1980s. He loved it right away.
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She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Her children arise and call her blessed…
I am blessed to have my mother still with me. She is 88 years young and despite her health challenges, my mother is a strong woman of God. This photo of my mother with me is from April 2013. The Lord continues to bless her 3 daughters, son-in-law, three granddaughters, a few cousins and a host of nieces and nephews with her wonderful presence. I wish her a happy and blessed Mother’s Day.
A Favorite of My Mother
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This should melt the heart of the most grumpy among us. I just love these type of reunions. They always bring out my joy tears. Lt. Col. Cotina Jenkins-Sellers who came home after serving in Kuwait for 8 months, surprises her 13 year old son, Derrick Jenkins. I thank her for her service. God bless this family.
BTW, my christian blog is finally up and running. Most times, my posts will be on some or all of the following days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. If any post appear on days not mentioned, it will most likely be a music post. One can find the Sunday music that use to be on this blog at my new blog, Biblical Transformer.
I still do not believe that Pres. Obama is a Muslim, but do believe he has strong Muslim sympathies. Really, what Muslim leader do you know that is pro gay like Pres. Obama? I argue on occasion with those who think he is a saved believer in Jesus Christ. I did believe that for short time, but with all the anti God actions going on under his watch, it is plain to me that he either believes in something that has nothing to do with God or he does not believe in God at all.
Have you notice how Pres. Obama tends to not acknowledge the Lord? In 2010, the Pres. experienced chastisement from the bipartisan Congressional Prayer Caucus for saying our national motto is”… E pluribus unum – out of many one.” Our national motto is “In God We Trust.” He left out the “Creator’ in the Declaration of Independence. Pres. Obama has also left out God in his Thanksgiving messages. Now who is he thankful to, if it is not God?
The latest God snub is in the 150th celebration of the Gettysburg Address. Again, Pres. Obama leaves out, “Under God.” Media Matters defends the Pres. by saying that he was asked to read the Nicolay version which was a draft that left out, “Under God.” Somehow, I do not buy that. Well, in any case, Pres. Obama should have known something was wrong when he saw no reference to God in his recitation. In its finality, Abraham Lincoln did say, “Under God” in the Gettysburg Address. Since, there is a warning about embedding this video go here to view the President and go here to view the several celebrities doing parts of the Gettysburg Address.
Congratulations to my twin nieces who graduated high school Wednesday, June 19, 2013. It was a gorgeous non humid bright sunny day for the outside graduation ceremony. There were close to 1000 graduating. The class leaders announced each graduate’s name as they received their diploma. Even with the speeches, the ceremony was not dull or drawn out. It was absolutely beautiful.
I have been a 2nd mom to my twin nieces, as we have always lived in the same household. Time has truly flown by. It does not seem that long ago that the were born 2 months premature. They are such a joy! God bless them both as they continue their academic career in meeting the challenges of college.