A Father HeardMar 08, 2021
#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.
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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
#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.