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Daddy’s Home

Daddy’s Home

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, His Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Daddy’s Home

“There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.” Deuteronomy 1:31 NIV

There is a completeness when daddy is home. There is nothing like having the whole family together. My dad came from a family of girls. He had all sisters, then all daughters, and now all granddaughters. When I was a kid, you could find my dad one of three places, the fishing whole, the dinner table, or the church house. With dad in the ministry, it took our whole family many places, Wednesday bible studies, Sunday school, vacation bible school, and visits to other churches across the state of Oklahoma. I can’t forget about all those fantastic musicals. Even mom and dad had their song, Sweet Home. When we hit the road as a family, the snackin, laughin, and some of the greatest gospel quartet Sangin you’d ever hear on tape would begin. In those days, it was almost like a concert when my daddy sung and sang he did. He was called into the ministry at 15 years old and was a gospel singer, with this gospel group called the Phoenix All-Stars however he did settle down to embrace his calling in the ministry, learning the church from the front door and everything in between. He founded Rock of Ages Baptist Church, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dads’ slogan has always been, the church where everybody is somebody. My dad is not just a hooper, and singer, he is a great teacher of God’s Word.  He preached a lot of sermons, one of my favorites was Dry Bones, from the book of Ezekiel. I am so blessed to have my dad in my life. He and my mom taught me a great many things, and they gave me one thing, that can never be taken away and that’s Jesus Christ. My daddy is always telling me how proud he is of me. There is nothing on this earth as sweet as a father’s love. I Love you dad and thank you for believing in me.

What does a Father Do?

  • In his daughter’s life, he shows her how to be secure in who she is, guiding her to see how a man should treat her, by the way he treats her mother.
  • For his son he is always teaching what it means to stand up with honor, respect for himself, others, and keeps his word.
  • To his wife, he is more than a protector, or financial provider, He is her best friend, he lifts her spirts when she is sad, he encourages her dreams, he reminds her she can do all things through Christ who is her strengthens, he is her biggest fan, he holds her up with his strong arms when she feels weak, and he does what no other can do when she is mad, makes her laugh.

Did you know that Father’s Day was created by a woman? Back in 1909, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd had a goal of establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents. She gathered support for her idea, and on June 19, 1901, the state of Washington celebrated the first-ever Father’s Day. Roses are the official flower, red if your dad is alive and white if he is deceased.

To those of you who have lost your father, God will be a father for you. We carry those memories of our loved ones in our hearts and minds. That love never dies, it’s apart of us for as long as we live. Amen.

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.

Dear Mama

Dear Mama

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Dear Mama

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that a your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.” Deuteronomy 4:9 CEV

Mothers have one of the most influential and important jobs in the world, as well as one of the most difficult. We build homes that protect, provide peace, in a sacred space to rest our minds as well as our bodies from the outside world. We are always ready to help, we are excellent event planners, we teach as a living example, we safely chauffeur, and might I add we are great drivers, we know how to stretch a dollar, yes, we can reinvent just about anything, including our closets.  I shop in mine all the time, we make the best soups, that provides a healing touch through love, and we encourage our children to get in there, and change the world.

My Mama raised three girls; she cared about what’s in our hearts. She could hear if we were okay just by the sound of our voices. She looks beyond our faults, to see what we can be, that is the power of mama. Even with all the things she had to do, she seemed to always find time for us. These days when all of us girls get together with our mama, it’s laughter, plenty of smiles, talking, and good food. She continues to show us, the unconditional love, keeping us close to not only her, but each other.

Throughout His years of ministry on earth, Jesus included women—in word and action. He deemed us worthy of concern and healing, even when others didn’t. Our Savior refused to leave women to fend for themselves. He met us at the point of our needs, displaying His generous love and marvelous power. Here are some promises for moms to think on: you are loved, you are not condemned, you are included, you are accepted, you aren’t alone, you are wonderfully made, you are free, you are God’s, you are chosen, and you are no longer a slave to sin.    

Women like: Jeal, Abigail, Esther, and Apphia are women mentioned in the Bible who are worthy of our attention. Their stories spring to life with encouragement, hope, and wisdom. Some are heroes, and others were prophets. All were women who had faith in God, their stories display His glory.

As we look around the world today, we see moms filling a variety of roles: Judges, educators, lawyers, doctors, journalist, scientist, business owners, state representatives, and yes, the vice president of the United States of America.

Remember we are each others keep, and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.



Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!


Psalms 110:1-2 NIV

The LORD says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of your enemies!”

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.;January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. Nicknamed “The Greatest”, he is regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century and is often regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.

He said.”He who is not courageous enough to take risk will accomplish nothing in life.”

Look at YOU, working those goals and completing every little task on your “goal to do list.” I don’t know if anyone has told you lately, but I am SUPER PROUD OF YOU! There you are burning the midnight oils as you putting in the work, time, and effort to keep your dreams alive. Oh yes, you have a full time job, family and life to go along with it.

Thanks, is dedicated to all of us. Diving deeper into reading about the lives of others, I fortunately stumbled across some articles dedicated to what personal empowerment can look like through a “thank you.” Never has such words rung so true as I am reminded of the scripture, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Do you feel your help coming on? Those two little words = release.

Allow me to share one of those writings, It’s called:

A Letter To The People Who Didn’t Believe In Me, from odyseeyonline.com, by Tayler Hughes

First, I would like to say thank you. You were the ones who brought me down and the ones who made me think I couldn’t achieve my goals. You made me question my intelligence, my skills, my drive, and my purpose. There were periods of time when you laughed as I explained my aspirations. You condescendingly explained why I was not capable of certain things. Your negativity was the reason that I pushed myself harder in order to be successful. I wanted to prove to you as well as everyone else who ever doubted my capabilities that I could do it. You are the reason I am standing here today, better and stronger than ever and wanted to thank you.

Thank you for showing me that people in the world will doubt me, and that I will prove them wrong.

I used your doubts to ignite my conviction that I would succeed. Your doubt made me want it more and gave me an “enemy” to fight against. The challenges your bombarded me with unleashed my competitive juices and my desire to win.

Thank you for showing that even when I fail, I am able to find the strength to get up and try again.

In many situations I took the greater risk, hoping that it would lead to a greater reward — but sometimes was short of my goal. However, with each failure I faced it poised me to be the best person I could possibly be.

Thank you for your false impression of who I am.

Maybe your perception of me was based off of something I said one day, an outfit I wore, the pitch of my voice, the color of my skin or something someone said about me. Regardless, you must not have known me very well to doubt my future self.

Thank you for making me question myself.

Perhaps there was a small bit of truth behind your criticism. It is because of your skepticism and disbelief that I am who I am today. You see, I didn’t just want to prove you wrong, I wanted to prove myself wrong for even thinking there was a possibility that you were right.

Thank you for giving me the strength to work harder, and that even if I fail I will get up and try again.

If I didn’t know something, I taught myself. If I wanted something, I worked for it.

Thanks for forcing me to learn to not care what others think of me.

I may not be perfect. I sometimes mess up and don’t do things by the books. But I have learned to utilize my flaws and use them to help me become a better person.

Thank you for building my up confidence.

With every accomplishment came even more belief that I could do anything. I could prove you wrong. I could reach my dream.

Thank you for allowing me to understand.

Everyday, I’m learning. I’m teaching myself that there will always be people who doubt me, people who criticize and people who judge. I am constantly learning that those people are just individuals who truly do not understand, and that’s okay.

Thank you for opening my eyes.

You might be off discriminating against someone else rather than focusing on your own imperfections, but still, you instilled in me the need to focus on the things I love about myself. You helped me hone in on what I think I need to improve.

Thank you for showing me who I don’t want to be.

Finally, you infused in me the fact that you are not someone I want to become. I do not want to become someone who underestimates another person who believes in him or herself.

Each day I am getting closer to accomplishing what you said couldn’t be done — you just wait and see. Throughout the battle, I’ve learned one important thing: While you may have been the match to light the fire, It was the consuming fire of God that keep my commitment alive.

You were a blessing in disguise. I thought this whole time that you were only here to bring me down and make me think I couldn’t accomplish anything. But you are just what I needed, someone to push me to strive to do my best. For that, I thank you.


The person you didn’t believe in

Remember we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.