Thank You…


 

Hello Reader,

Thank you for reading, sharing, and commenting on my blog. I will be closing this blog effective 8/1/2012 due to blogging on my new blog “Let’s Talk” (http://johatxah.tumblr.com/). If you enjoyed this blog — “Let’s Talk” are my point-of-views regarding issues that surround us on a daily basis (i.e. politics, parenting, religion, etc…) that we as parents, citizens, etc… have to make decisions on.

Please join me in discussing our first topic: How old do you think your child should be…before introducing them to contraceptives?  it will be on 7/26/12. If you are a parent let us know what you think…if you’re not a parent; I would still love to hear your feedback.

Once again, thank you — and I hope to share with you on our new blog (http://johatxah.tumblr.com/).

Thanks,

Jon

 

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Sons


Dear Sons,

Father’s Day is this Sunday…and once again you are going to adorn me with gifts, love, & “thank you’s”.

But this father’s day — I want something different — I want…

1. Promise me that you will be a better father than me…that you will love your kids, no matter what. That your love for your kids cannot be measured — love like I love you boys, love like they are the last thing in this world, love like your life depends on it.

2. Make your family the first priority in your life — don’t allow work, goals, dreams to bump your family one notch. Cause when all fails — your wife & kids will never fail you, unless you fail them.

Sons — being a father is not the man who lays down with a woman to make kids…a father is someone who is there when you need him the most, a father is someone who never abandons his children, a father is someone who corrects & guides his children in the right path, a father is someone who protects from harms way, a father is someone who never puts anything in front of his kids, a father is someone who loves his children unconditionally, a father is someone who can distinguish the difference between giving love & buying love…

Be this father, be better than this father — remember how you treat your kids today, they will treat you the same tomorrow.

I love you guys & I say “Thank You” to God each day for putting you guys in my life…so, this Father’s Day promise me  that you will be a father & not a donor.

Love,

Dad

YOU


Life it’s hard — all the people you surround yourself with can only cheer you…you heard me.

Only you can succeed.
Only you can be happy.
Only you can choose the path of righteousness.
Only you can be wealthy/poor.

So don’t blame others for your life…cause only “YOU” decides what life you live.

“Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” ~ Voltaire quotes

It’s time to re-evaluate your life — stick with what is good & change what needs to be changed.

Live life, love yourself, and be happy with “YOU” .

Memorial Day…


I would like to dedicate this poem to all past/present men & women who put their lives in harm ways to defend our freedoms.

Thank you & may God bring blessings upon you and your family…

Memorial Day
© 1999 by Michelle Keim, Commander of Royersford VFW Post 6341 in PA

As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave

They fought for their Country
As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here
To pay them our respect
Let’s pass this word to others
It’s what they would expect

I’m sure that they would do it
If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.

Let’s pass on to our children
And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It’s the least we can do

Let’s not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care

No matter which war was fought
On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps
With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride
You were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days.

I’m a person…


I’m not White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Man, Woman, American, Mexican, African, Christian, Atheist, Muslim, Boy, Girl, Lesbian, Homosexual, or any other label you want to give me…

I’m a person with feelings, emotions, tears — a person who bleeds like you; a person who bursts into happiness when something good happens like you; a person who cries when a lost one is lost like you; a person who sacrifices like you; a person who stands in the line of battle to defend like you; a person who wants what you want…

A life filled with joy; a life filled with security for my loved ones; a life where peace permeates the core of my soul; a life with more happiness than sorrow; a life where I can look back, and say ” that was a great life, I have no regrets…”

So, the next time you’re going to discriminate against me; you’re going to use racism against me; you’re going to speak ill of me; you’re going to mock me; you’re going to bully me; you think that I am inferior to you…remember

I’m not White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Man, Woman, American, Mexican, African, Christian, Atheist, Muslim, Boy, Girl, Lesbian, Homosexual, or any other label you want to give me…

I’M A PERSON…JUST LIKE YOU.

R.I.P  Trayvon Martin & every victim of racial killings…

You are special…


If someone tells you that you are worthless, you are a waste in this world, or you are a mistake — before you cry, scream, or commit suicide; take a deep breath and read…

In Genesis 1:27 it says, “So God created man (meaning man & woman) in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.” — let me break this down.

You, yes you was created in the image of a God that created the heavens & earth, a God that parted the Red Sea so many Israelite can escape from the Pharaoh‘s guards, a God that gave strength to Gideon & his 300 soldiers to defeat countless of soldiers, a God that healed the sick, a God that rose Lazarus from the dead, a God that changed Saul’s persecuting christian heart — into Paul a christian, a God that this country (USA) trust on, and we can keep going and going.

My point is that you are special — God took his time to make sure you was made “in His image” — no matter what is going on, don’t let no one tell you otherwise. You are not worthless because if you was would God send his son to die for you…you are not a waste in this world because every person that is alive in this world has a purpose…you are not a mistake because God doesn’t make mistakes…

Stand up, brush the dust off from being kicked to the ground, clean up from the debris — and say loud and proudly, “I am special”…just think for a second my spiritual father is the Grand Daddy of all…he is the healer, he is the almighty, he is omnipotent, omnipresent, & omniscient, he is the “I am”, he defeated Satan (evilness) in the cross, his blood can save my soul from eternal damnation…

and “Yes” that God is the God who made you in His image…

When evil words are being said to you, or doubt tries to creep in — just remember you was made in the image of God.

Believe…


As we progress through this month — with the lost of an iconic figure (Whitney Houston)…we must not forget what this month is about.

This month we celebrate the brave men & women that stood in front of adversary, laughter, dis-belief, animosity, & hatred and fought for the equality of humanity.

This month we reflect on the beauty that was reflected through the marches, speeches, and actions; the “belief” that one day, no matter the skin color equality was going to be given in the schools, services, neighborhoods, politics, etc…but most importantly they “believed”

You see if Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, and so many others didn’t “believe” we probably wouldn’t have Black History Month…or music icons like Gladys Knight…or actors like Denzel Washington…or our 1st black president, Barack H. Obama.

The “belief” that equality was going to be given propelled all the amazing black men & women to go above and beyond…to not settle for “average”…to not give in to fear, hatred, or words of discouragement…they knew with every fiber in their body — that somehow, someway, what they did…would have great ripple effects & change history in his entirety.

Many of those great men & women may not live to see what has happened, what their “belief” has given us, how their determination, willingness, sweat, cries, & their “no quit” spirit has empowered many young people in fighting for what they “believe” in…

The fight is not over…but these great black men & women have started it — now it’s up to us to finish it…just BELIEVE.

Happy Valentines…with luv.