What We’re Following Today June 19, 2020
Happy Father’s Day this Weekend
Here’s a couple of people who I think about when I think of Father’s day…I miss my dad as he passed in 2018. We weren’t always the closest, but I do miss having him around and knowing he was there. I hope he’s looking down and praying for some of the healing that our country needs right now.
My stepfather, the father who didn’t need to be my father, but still stepped up when the time came. I may not have appreciated him fully as a young man (and probably vice versa…), but I think we’re both happy to have each other in our lives today :)
My grandfathers - hard to believe at times just how long they have been gone. But they were steadfast examples of the good in men and helped set the right tone for my brother and I to grow up…I hope to be a similar example of this for my kids.
My father in law - My wife’s father is simply an amazing guy - loving, kind and funny. He’s also an amazing grandfather and example for what men should be in the lives of his granddaughters. So happy they get to see him so frequently.
My uncles - always great examples of kindness and wisdom. I have indeed been very blessed with all these and many more examples great fathers and men - using their perspective and passing along love and wisdom along the way.
The Bald Eagle: I have always been keen on birds of prey and even as a kid collected bald eagle paraphanelia. I love how prominently this animal is shown in American symbolism. But not everyone was as enthusiastic about the bald eagle as our national bird. Ben Franklin once said, “I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird and withal a true, original native of America. “
Rags to Riches: The US has an economy and system that uses checks and balances to try and hedge against injustices, but opportunity exists for ALL. In many countries the class you are born in is the one you will die in - legally. In others, you won’t have access to ways to get out of poverty. The US has many opportunities for people to succeed past humble beginnings. Some famous rags to riches American Stories can be found here: