A Father Heard
By A Father Heard
A Father HeardJan 17, 2022
#144 - Releasing Anger (Guided Meditation)
In this episode, A Father Heard walks you through a guided meditation to release anger and move towards compassion for self and others.
#143 - Where's the Love?
In this episode, A Father Heard has a moment of reflection around the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, upcoming elections, and family time. Despite all of the occurrences in our lives and the global community, it's important to walk in love.
#142 - Fatherhood Reflection: My Kids Learning to Roller Skate
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on the lessons learned from his children roller skating for the first time. Through this skating experience, frustration to a back seat for gentle parenting and kids having a good time.
#141 - A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath (Proverbs 15)
In this episode, A Father Heard shares wisdom in how we should respond according to Proverbs 15. As fathers, we are the leaders in the family. Our legacy will be defined by our family; based our interactions with them.
#140 - Me vs Me
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects back on a months worth of unexpected challenges in life. In life, it's easy to lose focus when challenges hit. Therefore, we have to go to battle against ourselves if we desire to succeed.
#139 - Choices, Choices, Choices
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses the importance of recognizing and owning our choices.
#138 - Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on how life reminds us that life is too short to worry about the small stuff.
#137 - Active Pursuit in 2022
In this episode, A Father Heard challenges you to an Active Pursuit of your goals in 2022. Let's make this year your best year to date.
Here are a few resources to help you to get into and stay in motion this year.
A Father Heard - Time Management Self Assessment (Fillable)
A Father Heard - 90 Day Goal Planner (Fillable)
Peace and Blessings to you and yours!
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#136 - Sermon on the Mountain
In this episode, A Father reads the sermon on the mount in Matthew Chapter 5. In this sermon, Yeshua (Jesus) talks about what our attitudes will produce in our lives to loving our enemies. His words are seasoned with wisdom for everyone. "Let them that have ears to hears...let them hear!"
#135 - Taming the Tongue
In this episode, A Father Heard reads what the scripture has to say about "taming the tongue" in James Chapter 3. As you go about your day, pay attention to how we can show up in love by altering the words that we release into the atmosphere.
#134 - Show Up With Love
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on a night of recognition of his friends, who won NAACP awards for their acts of service within the community. This reflection leads to a call to action for each of us to show up with love.
#133 - A Moment of Gratitude
In this episode, A Father Heard just shares an honest moment of gratitude and appreciation for life.
#132 - Fatherhood Requires A Little Faith
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on the relationship with his child's teacher, which affirms that we're doing well as parents. If you're struggling in your role as a parent, you're not alone.
#131 - Your Call to Action, pt 2
In this follow up episode to last week's show, A Father Heard provides guidance on staying in motion once you've answered Your Call to Action.
#130 - Your Call to Action
In this episode, A Father Heard challenges your to get into action. Now is the time to begin your journey! Don't delay!
#129 - The Power of Connection
#128 - It's Okay Not Being Okay
In this episode, A Father Heard shares an excerpt from the grief and loss conversation with Michael Cox of Whole Life Priorities from 2/17/21. With so much going on in the world, it's an important conversation to replay time and time again. If you're struggling, we need you to know that you're loved and "It's Okay Not Being Okay!"
#127 - Let's Talk Bullying
In this episode, A Father Heard addresses the issue of bullying. October is Bullying Prevention month feel free to search out resource in your local community, which can help to support children and families.
#126 - Fatherhood Reflection: Don't Have Them People Calling My House
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on a phone call from the teacher about his child's behavior in the classroom. You'll hear how a consequence was given in a rather unusual way.
#125 - Fatherhood Reflection: Failing Forward
In this episode, A Father Heard shares how a family walk gone bad goes from parental frustration to repentance.
#124 - My Father & I
In this episode, A Father Heard celebrates his father's 71st birthday on today with a re-release of Family Life: A Conversation with My Dad, which originally aired on Labor 2019.
#123 - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on his experience creating the beginning stages of his family tree, while reflecting on the current trajectory of his own father's influence in his life.
#122 - Fatherhood Reflection on ABC Order & My Son
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses a moment of frustration around his son's schoolwork. He shares how this moment of frustration led an opportunity for cultivating a stronger relationship between he and his son.
#121 - How Well Do You Listen?
In this episode, A Father Heard uses the Chinese character "ting" to flesh out the details of an effective listener. You'll learn how they incorporate the five steps of listening into the written script. With this knowledge, you'll have the power to listen well.
#120 - What's Your Motivation?
In this episode, A Father Heard touches on understanding our motivations, where they come from. Most importantly, recognizing the impact of misplaced motivation can harm ourselves and others.
#119 - A Father's Wise Instruction (Proverbs 4)
In this episode, A Father Heard returns to the book of Proverbs to share the wisdom from a father to his son.
#118 - Valuing Wisdom & Understanding (Proverbs 2&3)
In this episode, A Father Heard reads Proverbs 2, which speaks on the value that wisdom provides to our lives, and Proverbs 3, which encourages us to not rely on our own understanding. It is with wisdom from the Most High, that we will enjoy the blessings of His peace.
#117 - The Beginning of Knowledge (Proverbs 1)
In this episode, A Father Heard reads Proverbs 1 to share what King Solomon has to say about accessing knowledge and wisdom versus turning away from it.
#116 - Reflecting On The Olympics (Guided Meditation)
In this episode, A Father Heard takes you through a guided meditation to harness the power that resides inside of us. Like Olympians and mountains, there's stillness that we must find to access who we are despite all that's going on around us.
#115 - Moving Forward (Guided Meditation)
In this episode, A Father Heard follows up last week's episode of counting up the cost with this realization that we can't move forward until we let go of the past. With this understanding, we'll walk through a release & surrender meditation to usher peace into our lives.
#114 - Count the Cost
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on the concept of counting up the cost to get to our goals.
#113 - 169 Years & Counting (Reading of Frederick Douglass' work)
In this episode, A Father Heard shares Frederick Douglass' famous reading from July 5th, 1852 entitled The Meaning of the 4th of July to the Negro. We are grateful to all of the many leaders throughout time, who have chosen to speak up when others have remained silent.
#112 - Of Course, Fathers Matter!
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on how negative narratives of fathers often overshadow the positive role that many fathers play in the lives of their families.
#111 - Understanding Personalities ft. Chalmer Williams and Corey Tabor
In this episode, A Father Heard invites Chalmer Williams of Fatherhood Fridays and Corey Tabor of III Coaching to discuss how understanding personalities types will help us become better leaders in the home. In particular, we talk about how the DISC assessment is an effective tool to cultivate empathy and understanding for self and others by recognizing the characteristics of the four personality types.
#110 - Cultivating Unity
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses the father's role in cultivating unity at home through relationship with the Most High, knowing himself, and loving his family. Also, A Father Heard announces connecting with the Unitatem Network, which is a network of content creators seeking to inspire personal and communal growth.
#109 - What Does Your Fruit Say About You?
In this episode, A Father Heard is joined by Patricia from Black Mom Diaries to discuss the impact of the mainstream church's response to racism.
#108 - I'm The Boss of Me ft. Casey Waesche
In this episode, A Father Heard invites children's book author, Casey Waesche, to the show to discuss teaching confidence, character, and self esteem to our children. She shares how a phone calls from her son's school led her to to a place of self-discovery, which turned into teaching him about accepting personal accountability and responsibility over his life. For more information about her and the book series, follow the link to I'm The Boss of Me.
#107 - Are You Feeling Joyful?
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses joy. What is it? How do we experience? More importantly, how does the lack of joy impact our society.
#106 - Evaluate Your Expectations
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses the importance of evaluating your expectations for self and others.
#105 - An Impromptu Conversation w/ My Daughter
In this episode, A Father Heard has a candid conversation with one of his favorite people. She and I discuss COVID, family time, and so much more.
#104 - Importance of Checking In With Yourself
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses reflection as a key component of self-care that can move us from experience life versus letting life happen to us.
#103- A Father's Viewpoint on Incident in Columbus Ohio
In this episode, A Father Heard shares his heart on the unfortunate loss of a teenager's life in Columbus, Ohio. My prayers go out to all of the individuals involved in this situation.
#102 - Melinated in Small Town Texas
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on a weekend work retreat, as 3 African American males, in a small town Texas. I'll share the ups and downs of ours emotions and thoughts based on a few awkward moments.
#101 - Fatherhood Reflection: Strong Children & Strong Families
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses the link between strong children, who become strong adults that create strong families. Let's remain intentional and vigilant in our relationships with our loved ones.
#100 - That Butt Gonna Drop
In this episode, A Father Heard is joined by Black Mom Diaries' co-host, Patricia, to discuss the in's and out's of relationships, parenting, and everything else.
#99 - Power of the Spoken Word
In this episode, A Father Heard reads from Ecclesiasticus 27 & 28 to highlight the importance of how we speak to one another. As you listen, may the wisdom from this book, located in the Apocrypha, bless you and yours on this journey.
The Five P's of Fatherhood w/ Randy Clark
In this episode, A Father Heard invites Randy Clark of Total Dimensions Family Solutions, LLC to discuss how the Five P's of Fatherhood help fathers to cultivate their role within the home and family.
After a successful 30 years career in corporate America, Randy started his second career, this time his goal and mission in life is to have a positive impact on the world by breaking the cycle of fatherless children. He believes the best way to accomplish this goal is by providing fathers more "tools" for their fatherhood toolbox, so they can be more effective in their role as a father.
Craftsmanship and Fatherhood
In this episode, A Father Heard welcomes Charles Collins of Master of Your Life to discuss thinking about life and fatherhood as a craft that we create. Charles reveals the time tested practice of 'craftsmanship', as the key to unlocking the universal principles of excellence for developing a high level of skill in any endeavor from personal and professional development, to managing your business, your household, and improving your parenting skills.
Charles is a best-selling author of the LIfeCraft book series available on Amazon, producer of the companion Making a Masterpiece of Your Life audio collection, and Publisher of Life Masterpiece Journal available on Medium.com.
How to Effectively Follow
In this episode, A Father Heard talks about the importance of learning to follow those placed in a position of authority.
Leaders Lead through Adversity (pt. 2)
Leaders Lead through Adversity
Expressing Gratitude (Guided Meditation)
Navigating Adolescent Substance Use
In this episode, Addiction Counselor, Richard Capriola joins A Father Heard as a guest to share his road map with parents on how to navigate substance abuse in teens. Richard Capriola spent 11 years working as an addictions counselor for Menninger Clinic in Houston Texas before retiring in 2019. Menninger Clinic is one of the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the United States and specializes in the assessment, stabilization and treatment of adults and adolescents with substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.
Fighting for a Laugh
In this episode, Chalmer Williams of Fatherhood Fridays returns to discuss his book, Fighting for a Laugh, and his journey into writing. In his own words, "My narrative explores social and emotional complexities of my teenage years (17-18) being expelled from high school while facing family, justice involved and community issues that negatively impact so many young men and women of color today".
Never Had a Friend
MLK Day 2021 Reflection
The Alpha: A Fight for Your Existence
In the episode, A Father Heard sits down with author Darnell A Virginia to discuss his book entitled The Alpha: A Fight for Your Existence. Darnell Virginia is an average blue-collar worker who turned his life around after enduring the hardships of growing up in a criminally infested urban area. Although faced with the challenges of the school of hard knocks, Darnell still held a grasp to the questions of Who, What and Why: Who is God? Who is Satan? Who are we? What is God's plan? What is Satan's plan? And lastly, why are we here? That lead him in search of these truths. So the author's objective in writing The Alpha is to allow the reader to not so much see him, but to see his Lord Elohim, who inspired him to write this story, and to understand that through all we face here on earth, God is the beginning and the end.
Master the Art of Speaking
In this opening episode of season 4, A Father Heard talks to Brenden Kumarasamy, Communication Expert & Founder of MasterTalk about the importance of effective communication. It doesn't matter if you're a professional speaker on stage or a frustrated parent at home, you can't escape the need for getting your message across to your audience. Today, we'll learn from Brenden tips to become an effective communicator.
As an experienced speaker and facilitator, Brenden understands that audience members need to walk away captivated, and above all, inspired to master the art of communication. It should be seen as something to look forward to rather than a burden that must be overcome.
The Power of Finding Your "I Am"
Self Inquiry (Guided Meditation)
Building Self Worth in Our Kids
Deconstruct It Without Self-Destructing
Your Move, Dad!
Wait Until Your Dad Gets Home
A Posh Picnic Experience: A Father-Daughter Reflection
Thanks! But, No Thanks!
Fatherhood Reflection: Teaching Coach...They Said!
2020 & Man
God Made Man ft. Rykeem Hunter
Lonestar Dad: Living in the Moment
Finding My Identity
Has 2020 Bested Your WHY?
Reading of Frederick Douglass' The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro
Fatherhood Reflection on "Because I Said So!"
Let's Talk About It (part 2)
Let's Talk About It
Reading of MLKs The Other America
Memorial Day Reflection (Thunderstorm Sound Scape)
Release/Surrender (Guided Mediation)
Where's the Love: A Discussion on Race Relations with Chalmer Williams
In this episode, A Father Heard welcomes Chalmer Williams of Fatherhood Fridays for a second time. We decided to have a much needed discussion on race relations following the arrests of the two men involved in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
The Power of the Seed
Don't Let Life Get the Best of You
In this episode, A Father Heard provides some guidance on effectively dealing with stress in our lives. It's time out for allowing stress to run our lives.
Fatherhood, Healthy Living, and COVID with Undrae Fairley
In this episode, Undrae Fairley of Evoq Training joins A Father Heard to discuss living a healthy lifestyle. The conversation leads us on a trail of fatherhood, wellness, and corona virus. As a reminder, make wellness and part of your journey to take care of yourself during these uncertain times.
Loving Kindness Guided Mediation replay
Fathering through Adversity with Joy
In this episode of A Father Heard, our guest is Tim McMorris. He is a father of three, who shares his story of how faith has helped him navigate through raising a medically-dependent child. He discusses the highs and lows of fatherhood, which he has dealt with over the last 10 years.
Time is of the Essence (COVID-19) ft. Isaac Rowe and Joshua Banks
Will You Last?
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses the importance of identifying our focus during this corona virus situation. Are you living in fear or in faith? Are you attempting to grow through this uncertainty? Now is not the time to wither and waste away!
My Refuge & My Fortress (Psalm 91)
In this episode, we pause to recognize the power and peace that resides in the knowledge of the Creator during this time of uncertainty. If you're dealing with fear and worry, I pray that these words from Psalm 91 give you peace.
My Kid Is Driving Me Up the Wall
Guided Meditation for Anger and Negative Emotions
In this episode, A Father Heard provides an effective resource for navigating through anger and negative emotions. If you're struggling with working through these emotions, try using this guided mediation.
Fit to Live w/Jimmie Swan
What's the Deal with Grief & Loss?
What is Love? (The unValentine Edition)
My Thoughts on Teen Dating Violence
Reflection on Daddy-Daughter Hair Day: Raising Daughters
Reflection: MLK Day & A Legacy of Love
In this first episode, A Father Heard speaks about the legacy of love left by his own grandmother and MLK.
Loving Kindness Mindfulness (Guided Meditation)
In this episode, A Father Heard draws from a quote by MLK to not remain silent when things matter.
Wrong is Always Wrong
Shedding Light into Dark Places
Teach What You Want to See
In this episode, A Father Heard reads Psalm 119. It is the longest chapter in the Bible. It utilizes an acrostic, by using the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet to begin each stanza.
Getting the Most from the Parent-Teacher Conference
Becoming More Mindful as a Parent
Attitude is Everything
The Power of Community
In this episode, Chalmer Williams of Fatherhood Fridays joins A Father Heard to discuss the importance of men being in community with one another.
You can find Fatherhood Fridays at https://anchor.fm/chalmer-williams/episodes/Introduction-to-Fatherhood-Fridays-Podcast-e4fv97/a-aos2ii.
In this episode, let's have a discussion about the in's and out's of commitment.
What's On Your Mind?
In this episode, we'll discover "What's On Your Mind?"
Breaking Down the Hero's Journey
In this episode, A Father Heard shares his thoughts on the Hero's Journey.
Lessons from my Kid & Soccer
In this episode, I'll discuss the lessons learned from my kid's experience with soccer.
In this episode, we'll talk about forgiveness. Why is it important? Who is it for?
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In this episode, we'll provide helpful information to help rid our community of sexual assaults.
In this episode, we'll take a look at Boundaries.
What Kind of Man Are You?
Let's Talk Fatherhood
No! Not My Kid!
Family Life: A Conversation with my Mom
Family Life: A Conversation with my Dad
Family Life: A Conversation with the Wife
Family Life: A Conversation With the Kids
God Calls for Us to Be as One
Reflection on Kindergarten Selection, 2 Molars, and a Loose Tooth
In this episode, I share my thoughts on the rapid changes happening in our family.
Qualities of an Effective Leader in the Family
Let's Talk Fatherhood & Financial Literacy w/ Ousmane Diallo
In this episode, I had the opportunity to have a candid discussion with Ousmane Diallo of KDB Nation around the issue of financial literacy and its importance as a father.
Stop Playing It Safe
Finding Inner Peace
Season 2 is Coming!
Reflections on My Kid's T-ball Game
Happy Father's Day
Giving Honor Where It's Due
Full of Gratitude (Episode 20 & 21)
Reflection (or something) on Childish Gambino's This is America
Edifying Your Children
Reflecting on Fatherhood
14-Question Interview with my Kids
Thoughts on Wakanda
A Father Heard's take on Wakanda!
Dads are Important!
In this episode, we look at the importance of fathers.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
In this episode, A Father Heard shares information to protect your teens from the ills of dating violence.
Stillness is an important part of life!
We all have that feeling of not knowing where to go next or what to do.
Reading of Letter from Birmingham Jail
A Father Heard reads the famous letter penned by MLK!