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The power of Love


Never underestimate the power of love.

Love heals relationships

Love makes forgiveness easier

Love like Jesus from the heart not based on circumstances or situations.

Give Thanks


Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! 1 Ch 16:34 ESV 

Love is the key ingredient to destroying  a hateful mindset.  As, you go through your day remember that people will be more thankful for the unconditional love you’ve shown towards them.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

Give Away


Give out of your abundance to someone in need and see how much better you will feel.  Maybe a hug, smile or just a nice gesture.  

Family Matters


  

FATHERLESS  STATISTICS


FATHERLESS  STATISTICS

So many children are affected by residing in a fatherless home.  Check out the following statistics

* 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes

(Source: U.S. D.H.K.S., Bureau of the Census)

* 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes

(Source: U.S- D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census)

*85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes

(Source: Center for Disease Control)

*80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes

(Source:Criminal Justice & Behavior,Vol 14, p- 403-26, 1978

*71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes

(Source: National Principals Association Report on the State of High schools)

*75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes

(Source: Rainbows For All God’s Children.)

*70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes

(Source: U.S. Dept. of justice, special Report, Sept 1988)
These statistics translate to mean that children from a fatherless home are:

*5 times more likely to commit suicide.

*32 times more likely to run away.

*20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders.

*14 times more likely to commit rape

*9 times more likely to drop out of high school.

*10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances.

*9 times more likely to end up in a state-operated institution.

*20 times more like to end up in prison.

The above is an excerpt from the Guide to Fathers Rights

Modifying support through increased visitation is sometimes possible as part of an integrated approach to custody/visitation/support .Tactics and other forms and documents to litigate child support and deal with interstate support problems USING THIS INTEGRATED APPROACH are discussed in “The custody/divorce kit” and are available by clicking this link to the   THE FATHERS’ RIGHTS FOUNDATION

CHILD SUPPORT STATISTICS

The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that fathers with joint custody pay 90.2% of all child support ordered; fathers with limited visitation rights pay 79.1%; and 44.5% of those fathers with NO visitation rights still financially support their children.

I’m sure these STATISTICS are much higher now.   

Abuse is Real pt2


“There were probably many factors that kept the relationship going and kept your love alive. There were all his promises. “I promise this will never happen again.” You believed him the first time. And the second. As the abuse continued, he became increasingly remorseful, his promises more insistent. You continued to believe him; you wanted to believe him. After all, you loved him. 

Then there were all the apologies. He seemed truly sorry. You forgave him. Now, however, when you think back, you realize the apologies were conditional. They blamed you! “I’m sorry, but if only you hadn’t…” They always made his abuse somehow your fault. You may have begun to believe this, and you may even remember apologizing to him. You began to believe that if you were careful about what you said or did, you could prevent the abuse from happening again. As the abuse escalated over time, the blaming became more obvious. “I didn’t mean to hurt you, but if you just weren’t so [stupid, ugly, careless, dumb, etc.], this would never have happened.” Time after time you were made to believe that every act of violence or abuse was your fault. Day after day you were made to feel that you were unworthy of him.” 
― Meg Kennedy DuganIt’s My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence

Take pride in who you are.  Domestic Violence goes both ways.  Begin to respect yourself today!

Abuse is real!


If you or someone you know are in an abusive relationship encourage them to seek help.  

Lose Weight Today


As, we transition from one year to another, many will take with them a few extra pounds of heartache into the new year.  Today, shed a few pounds by forgiving and loving more then attempting to get even.

Lord, cleanse heart! Today, I desire to shed unforgiveness, hate, bitterness, anger, hostility, an abusive mindset. Please fill me with love, compassion, forgiveness, joy and peace. May, I become an example for someone else.

Forgive One Another Matthew 18:21-22, Col 3:13

 

You’re Not Alone


Greetings to All

Have you taken time out to really hear what someone is saying to you (physically or verbally)?  Imagine seating behind your desk speaking to a colleague in reference to upcoming proposal, meetings and even budgets or a mate at home. 

However, their eyes display sadness but their face a smile. Another persons with a broken heart, depressed, suicidal, just trying to make it through another day just desiring a word of encouragement.  Observe those who labor around with you, a cup of coffee goes along ways.   Step outside of your comfort zone and encourage someone out of your pain or even if everything is going great in your life.  There is always a storm brew off of one of the hemispheres

The Word: 2 Corinthian 1:3-7

All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.

When we suffer for Jesus, it works out for your healing and salvation. If we are treated well, given a helping hand and encouraging word, that also works to your benefit, spurring you on, face forward, unflinching. Your hard times are also our hard times. When we see that you’re just as willing to endure the hard times as to enjoy the good times, we know you’re going to make it, no doubt about it

Power Word: Rekindle the fire! 

You’re not alone.  God desire to use your “Disability for his Ability!” You’re not alone whatever the situation maybe there is a plan that will workout for your good.

Prayer:  May his Grace rest upon you removing worry, doubt, frustration, fear and depression.  Replaced the negative with inner joy, peace love, hope, a smile, positive outlook on life and strength for caregivers. 

David A. Harris-Gavin, dgavin921@gmail.com

Love to hear your daily testimonies

A Father’s Prayer


Build me a son, O Lord,

who will be strong enough to know when he is weak,
and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid;
one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat,
and humble and gentle in victory.

Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort,
but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge.

Here let him learn to stand up in the storm;
here let him learn compassion for those who fail.

Build me a son whose heart will be clear,
whose goal will be high,
a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men,
one who will reach into the future,
yet never forget the past.

And, after all these things are his,
give him, I pray, enough of a sense of humor,
so that he may always be serious,
yet never take himself too seriously.

Give him humility,
so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness,
the open mind of true strength.
Then I, his father, will dare to whisper,
‘I have not lived in vain.’

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