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Being the Dad! Reflecting on Father’s Day

1978, Me and My Dad

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What a day, for Fathers! Whether you’re a GrandFather, GodFather, Father or StepFather in your title, it’s something special to be a “DAD”! So, If you’re one of those, I’m talking to you!

Today, I’m giving a shout out to all you DADs out there! To the unsung heroes of the family, silently putting themselves out there for the sacrifice and safety of their families.  For the ones investing in your kid’s lives and giving it all for those they love.

We want so much for our kids don’t we? We want them to have a better life, better future, a better world. We really want them to LISTEN to us for their own safety and pass on the wisdom which we learned from our fathers and the many more trips around the sun than they’ve had! We definitely don’t want them to  make the same goofy mistakes we’ve made.

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It’s Tough Sometimes!

It’s not always appreciated though is it being a dad? I get it.  Our kids don’t always appreciate all the work and efforts or the worrying or the love we’ve given over the years until much later in life.

Well, keep doing it dads!  We gotta keep being the role model they need. Dads have to Keep pouring into their lives, if not who will? The TV, social media, bad influencers?   Keep that chin up Dad, It’s worth it.  Maybe not in your expected time, but in God’s timing, have patience and keep, keeping on!

But wait there’s more!

Let’s just say, you haven’t been the best dad. Due to whatever happened or for whatever reason and maybe it’s even your fault; you always have today to change for the better! You have today to initiate the healing, to let forgiveness begin. Plant the seed of love and kindness in their hearts and be gentle with them… Our kids are worth it.  Make those hard, Selfless Changes to “Be the Dad”!!!

Daddy Issues

And for all of us as children, If you haven’t seen or spoken to your dad, reach out, send a note, give ’em a call or better yet a HUG! You too can always make today the day you change for the better for your relationship with your Dad. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.. Even if they don’t show it all the time!

Nobody needs “daddy issues”!  And, Nobody’s perfect, not even you.  We all suck sometimes and bitterness can build walls better than any contractor out there!  So, send some love & kindness to your Dad. It’s healing for everyone…

That’s a Wrap!

I appreciate my dad! We don’t have some TV picture perfect relationship, but I know he taught me what he could in the best way he knew how. Sometimes working up to three jobs. He loved and loves me and my sisters in the ways he knows how and provided for us always..

So, to all you dads out there, Congrats! Thanks for being the dad!  What a blessing to pass on to your kids showing them the role model they need in life.  Keep it Up! It’s worth it in the end!

That’s all I got for now….. Happy Father’s Day

 

Stephen D. Powell

The GunLife Coach

 

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Stephen D. Powell is an Air Force veteran with more than 18 years of combined federal, military & civilian law enforcement experience. Powell has been teaching professionally for over 25+years as a firearms Instructor for numerous organizations and agencies rated with the NRA, NM & TX DPS and a Sig Sauer Academy Master Instructor. His company, Patriot Outdoors, Inc, has been operational in the defensive training industry since 2004, starting a thousand acre training facility located in Eastern New Mexico. Patriot has provided crucial and relevant firearms training to DOD and SOCOM, state and local law enforcement and armed citizen students. Over the past several years, Powell has appeared on several Fox News, Sirius XM radio, various regional newspaper, radio and tv shows, promoting military veteran entrepreneurship and patriotism as well as educating the shooting industry on range development, media relations and key second amendment issues. Patriot Outdoors is currently operating out of the Phoenix Valley, Arizona and with a new channel of The GunLife Coach to inspire and motivate other in life and on the range!



 
 
 

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A Nation of Unsung Heroes

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The movie, Unsung Hero, is not only a great movie. It’s a movie that captures the struggle and hard-earned survival and eventual success of millions of Americans who have had to overcome struggles to earn their own American Dream. For two centuries, Americans have been known for their resourcefulness and resilience, and we are not done yet!

We are again living in difficult and challenging times. Surveys suggest that nearly 60% of American families are living paycheck to paycheck. Their solutions to their plight won’t be coming from politicians in Washington. Their success, as always, depends on their will and resourcefulness in overcoming daily obstacles, their ability to survive on limited resources, their scrounging for work that allows them to survive another day, and help from those who care.

That common but heart-rending struggle is conveyed in an inspiring way in Unsung Hero. The film focuses on the early struggles of the Smallbone family in the early 90’s. We watch as David Smallbone’s once-thriving music business as a concert promoter in Australia falls apart. They lose their home, their car, and their life’s savings. With no opportunities in Australia, David moves the family halfway around the world to Nashville to secure the only job he could secure. After missed flights and a long and tiring journey to Tennessee, David learns that his promised job had been given to someone else.

As their dreams fall apart, you watch as the steady faith and creativity of Helen Smallbone, played by Australian actress and mother Daisy Betts, pulls the family through one setback and challenge after another to find a way through. With six children and another on the way, every member of the family is challenged to do their part to keep them afloat. They do yard work, any work that would fill their jar of savings. They couldn’t let it be empty, and they didn’t. They kept finding a way.

They were Australians with no friends, no family, no car, sleeping on beds made out of clothes. To nurture their faith, they began attending a local church. Aware of their needs, church members found ways to help in any way they could. In a foreign country living in a city with over half-a million people, it took finding a loving faith community who cared enough to help. Watch the movie, to find out the rest of the story. Bring plenty of tissue and be ready for a few tears along the way.

America needs this movie right now. Why? Too many people are feeling hopeless in the face of growing inflation and lost jobs. They face frustrating obstacles and enormous challenges, and the answer is summed up by a quotation of Mother Teresa shared in the movie, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Luke Smallbone, the producer of the film, acknowledged the importance of that truth, “That is really the heartbeat behind the film.” It is also the local solution that has always helped Americans find their way through-the power of family and the presence and support of their local “family of God.”

Washington may send you money, but they can’t provide the flexible and persistent support needed. It’s one’s local family, friends, and faith communities who can encourage resilience and help shape a needed recovery. Solutions come from a local community’s caring and support. It used to always be that way, and it needs to be that way again.

Our nation is full of unsung heroes who are helping their family and friends, and they are more needed than ever. If you don’t have anyone helping you, stop looking to Washinton for the help that will never come no matter who is elected President. Get involved again in your family and your community. Call your family and let them know you need help. Get back involved in your church or synagogue and let God work through them to help you get back on your feet. Investing in community is an adventure that allows you to help and be helped to the glory of God and country.

When you get involved, you most likely will not make any headlines. That is left for terrorists, violent demonstrators, and other disasters and threats out of your control. But America is strong because of millions of unsung heroes who make it all work and seldom get acknowledged. This column is dedicated to you. You deserve to be honored and applauded for all you have done and will do to keep America the country it has been and must remain. May it continue to be so in your adventure!
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More Breathing Space Tips for January

Time flies, but you can stay in control

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A week of the new year and of the new month has passed. What other Breathing Space tips will help give you a sense of control?

[ ] On each trip to the supermarket, shop for at least two food items that are new to you or your family.

[ ] Eat in-season fruits that are high in citrus and bioflavonoids, such as oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines. You need your Vitamin C in the winter! Also, take a multivitamin.

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[ ] Tackle all household repair jobs before spring. Handle one project per week.

[ ] If the roads are clear, take one new route from work each week.

[ ] Enroll in a course at your local college, and take advantage of mid-afternoon or evening time slots. Most evening classes are smaller, allowing for more class discussion and individual attention.

[ ] Take advantage of all the post-holiday bargains. Buy in bulk and buy off-season items when the price is right.

[ ] Go ahead and schedule that spa treatment you’ve been wanting to take.

[ ] Give your body a treat, go to sleep early at least one night per week.

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