#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.
September 20, 2021
#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.
September 13, 2021
#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.
September 6, 2021
#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.
August 30, 2021
#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.
August 23, 2021
#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.
August 16, 2021
#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.
August 9, 2021
#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.
August 2, 2021
#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.
July 26, 2021
#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.
July 19, 2021
#114 - Count the Cost
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on the concept of counting up the cost to get to our goals.
July 12, 2021
#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.
July 5, 2021
#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.
June 28, 2021
#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.
June 21, 2021
#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.
June 14, 2021
#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.
June 7, 2021
#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.
May 31, 2021
#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.
May 24, 2021
#106 - Evaluate Your Expectations
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses the importance of evaluating your expectations for self and others.
May 17, 2021
#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.
May 10, 2021
#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.
May 3, 2021
#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.
April 26, 2021
#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.
April 19, 2021
#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.
April 12, 2021
#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.
April 5, 2021
#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.
March 29, 2021
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.
March 22, 2021
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.
March 15, 2021
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.
March 8, 2021
Leaders Lead through Adversity (pt. 2)
In this episode, A Father Heard continues the previous weeks discussion on leading through adversity.
March 1, 2021
Leaders Lead through Adversity
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on the aftermath the unprecedented winter storm across Texas.
February 22, 2021
Expressing Gratitude (Guided Meditation)
In this episode, A Father Heard walks you through a guided meditation on gratitude. It's important to remember to give thanks in every situation.
February 15, 2021
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.
February 8, 2021
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".
February 1, 2021
Never Had a Friend
In this episode, A Father Heard interviews Dr. Micah E. Johnson. He describes himself as a professor, author, scientist, activist, speaker, performance artist, award-winning poet and former music A&R. In our conversation, we discuss his children's book entitled "Never Had A Friend" and the need and value in parents providing character education.
January 25, 2021
MLK Day 2021 Reflection
In this episode, A Father Heard replays the reading of MLK's "The Other America" released in June 2020. The replay comes on the heels of the Insurrection of the Capitol and a shooting of an unarmed man dealing with a mental health emergency in Killeen, Texas,
January 18, 2021
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.
January 11, 2021
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.
January 4, 2021
The Power of Finding Your "I Am"
In this final episode of season 3, A Father Heard discusses the importance of finding your true identity.
October 19, 2020
Self Inquiry (Guided Meditation)
In this episode, A Father Heard walks listeners through a mediation on the powerful question of "Who Am I?"
October 12, 2020
Building Self Worth in Our Kids
In this episode, A Father Heard looks at the importance of intentionality in our relationships with our child.
October 5, 2020
Deconstruct It Without Self-Destructing
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses how navigating feelings and non-violent communication can help to assist in managing behavior.
September 28, 2020
Your Move, Dad!
In this episode, A Father Heard provides a follow up to Wait Until Your Dad Gets Home, which provides rationale and practical tips for navigating difficult behavior without corporal punishment
September 21, 2020
Wait Until Your Dad Gets Home
In this episode, A Father Heard tackles the controversial issue of corporal punishment as a form of discipline.
September 14, 2020
A Posh Picnic Experience: A Father-Daughter Reflection
In this episode, A Father Heard weighs in on the Father-Daughter dyad after spending intentional time investing in the relationship on a Posh Picnic.
September 7, 2020
Thanks! But, No Thanks!
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on the importance of learning to walk through life feeling empowered to not entertain every argument sent to you. Life is short! RIP Chadwick Boseman, Cliff Robinson, and John Thompson!
September 1, 2020
Fatherhood Reflection: Teaching Coach...They Said!
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on Day 1 of virtual learning for his kids.
August 24, 2020
2020 & Man
In this episode, A Father Heard shares The Man in Me Virtual Summit panel discussion entitled 2020 & Man. The panel features Bavu Blakes - Moderator, Teddy Jones - Panelist, Brandon Woodson - Panelist, Ceasar F. Barajas - Panelist, and Darryl Thomas Jr. - Panelist. The discussion is gets to the heart of what many men are experiencing in this day and age.
August 17, 2020
God Made Man ft. Rykeem Hunter
In this episode, A Father Heard welcomes Rykeem Hunter, author of God Made Man. This young man out of Baltimore has an encouraging word for men, who desire to lead their families. We discuss everything from overcoming addiction to pornography to building generational wealth for your family.
August 10, 2020
Lonestar Dad: Living in the Moment
In this episode, A Father Heard sits down with Andrew Michael. He's the founder of Lonestar Dad, and a father built for living in the moment and helping other fathers do the same.
August 3, 2020
Finding My Identity
In this episode, A Father Heard walks through accessing a greater understanding of self.
July 27, 2020
Has 2020 Bested Your WHY?
In this episode, A Father Heard urges listeners to not allow 2020 to become a distraction from your WHY.
July 20, 2020
In this episode, A Father Heard shares his thoughts on the upcoming school year admits the growing pandemic.
July 13, 2020
Reading of Frederick Douglass' The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro
In this episode, A Father Heard reads the famous speech from one of the great abolitionists and orators in time.
July 6, 2020
Fatherhood Reflection on "Because I Said So!"
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses how an old school parent moment wasn't a parent fail in this new school parenting environment. Take a listen to find out how it all went down.
June 30, 2020
Let's Talk About It (part 2)
In this episode, A Father Heard urges the community to do its part to end racism.
June 22, 2020
Let's Talk About It
In this episode, A Father Heard has a candid conversation about race with Patricia of Black Mom Diaries. It's a hard topic. But, it's necessary for change.
June 15, 2020
Reading of MLKs The Other America
A Father Heard reads The Other America spoken by the late MLK. It's very relevant to our current time despite being spoken in 1968 by Dr. King.
June 9, 2020
Memorial Day Reflection (Thunderstorm Sound Scape)
In this episode, A Father Heard shares his 5 min recording of yesterday's storm. On this Memorial Day, let's take the time time to slow down and reflect on the importance of life.
May 25, 2020
Release/Surrender (Guided Mediation)
In this episode, A Father Heard takes is through a guided meditation to release and surrender that which we cannot control. In doing so, we will experience the freedom to live as we choose.
May 18, 2020
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.
May 11, 2020
The Power of the Seed
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on the power locked inside of the seed.
May 5, 2020
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.
April 28, 2020
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.
April 20, 2020
Loving Kindness Guided Mediation replay
Here's a replay from last season. With all that is going on at this time with COVID, let's take care of self and others.
April 17, 2020
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.
April 6, 2020
Time is of the Essence (COVID-19) ft. Isaac Rowe and Joshua Banks
In this episode of A Father Heard, I'm joined by two of my colleagues from the Man in Me. Isaac Rowe (Founder & CEO) and Joshua Banks (Director of Public Relations) discuss how to move effectively through this pandemic. We talk about everything from self care to faith & fear, while moving through the unfamiliar territory of Covid-19.
March 31, 2020
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!
March 24, 2020
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.
March 17, 2020
My Kid Is Driving Me Up the Wall
In this episode, A Father Heard is joined by Parent Educators (Yesenia G. & Joanna A.) to discuss navigating through challenging behaviors in productive ways. They'll help parents identify their role in emotional regulation of self and the child.
March 9, 2020
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.
March 3, 2020
Fit to Live w/Jimmie Swan
A Father Heard welcomes Jimmie Swan Fitness to this week's show. We discuss everything from fatherhood to developing your mindset.
February 24, 2020
What's the Deal with Grief & Loss?
This week's episode, A Father Heard Welcome, Michael Cox of Whole Life Priorities to the show to discuss grief and loss.
February 17, 2020
What is Love? (The unValentine Edition)
With Valentine's Day approaching, A Father Heard uses this episode to discuss the characteristics of "In Love" and Real Love in relationships.
February 11, 2020
My Thoughts on Teen Dating Violence
In this episode, A Father Heard shares a few statistics and thoughts on how teens and our community are being impacted by dating abuse.
February 4, 2020
Reflection on Daddy-Daughter Hair Day: Raising Daughters
In this episode, let's take a look at the special relationship between fathers and their daughters.
January 28, 2020
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.
January 21, 2020
Loving Kindness Mindfulness (Guided Meditation)
In this episode, A Father Heard provides a guided meditation on giving loving kindness to self and others.
December 24, 2019
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses the power of consistency in our efforts.
December 17, 2019
In this episode, A Father Heard draws from a quote by MLK to not remain silent when things matter.
December 10, 2019
Wrong is Always Wrong
In this episode, A Father Heard reflects on the community's response to a recent situation involving female teacher and male student.
December 2, 2019
Shedding Light into Dark Places
In this episode, KDB Nation invites A Father Heard to have a conversation around violence in families and Inter-personal relationships. Originally aired on KFB Nation's Facebook Live with Friends.
November 18, 2019
Teach What You Want to See
In this episode, A Father Heard discusses being intentional in teaching values to our children.
November 12, 2019
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.
November 4, 2019
Getting the Most from the Parent-Teacher Conference
In this episode, you'll learn strategies for making the Parent-Teacher conference a success.
October 29, 2019
Becoming More Mindful as a Parent
In this episode, we'll talk about the importance of self & situational awareness and its impact upon on parenting choices for managing behavior.
October 21, 2019
Attitude is Everything
In this episode, I'll discuss the importance of our attitude and how it impacts others.
October 16, 2019
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.
October 7, 2019
In this episode, let's have a discussion about the in's and out's of commitment.
October 2, 2019
What's On Your Mind?
In this episode, we'll discover "What's On Your Mind?"
October 2, 2019
Breaking Down the Hero's Journey
In this episode, A Father Heard shares his thoughts on the Hero's Journey.
October 2, 2019
Lessons from my Kid & Soccer
In this episode, I'll discuss the lessons learned from my kid's experience with soccer.
October 2, 2019
In this episode, we'll talk about forgiveness. Why is it important? Who is it for?
October 2, 2019
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In this episode, we'll provide helpful information to help rid our community of sexual assaults.
October 2, 2019
In this episode, we'll take a look at Boundaries.
October 2, 2019
What Kind of Man Are You?
In this episode, I discuss takeaways from the interactive session during the 3rd Annual Mastering Manhood Conference. The theme for this year was Ground Zero: Building the Man from the Ground Up.
October 1, 2019
Let's Talk Fatherhood
In this episode, Black Mom Diaries returns to interview A Father Heard about being a father.
September 24, 2019
No! Not My Kid!
In this episode, I share my thoughts around aligning with my son and his teacher after he acted out of character in her class.
September 16, 2019
Family Life: A Conversation with my Mom
This episode is the final in the 4-part series entitled Family Life. A Father Heard talks life with his mother.
September 9, 2019
Family Life: A Conversation with my Dad
In this episode, I have a discussion with my father. This is the third installment of the 4-part series entitled Family Life.
September 2, 2019
Family Life: A Conversation with the Wife
In this episode, A Father Heard and Black Mom Diaries join forces to discuss their marriage in part 2 of 4 series entitled Family Life.
August 26, 2019
Family Life: A Conversation With the Kids
This episode is the 1st of 4 in the series entitled Family Life. This series will present interviews and conversations with several individuals, who have and continue to influence my role as a father. Today's episode will kick off the conversation with my 3 and 5 year old.
August 19, 2019
God Calls for Us to Be as One
In this episode, let's take a look at the benefit of unity!
August 12, 2019
In this week's episode, there's a call to action for honest moments in light of the recent tragedies in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.
August 6, 2019
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.
July 29, 2019
Qualities of an Effective Leader in the Family
In this episode, I discuss how the Christian father's effectiveness as a leader in the home is connected to his ability to walk out his faith in front of his children.
July 22, 2019
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.
July 15, 2019
Stop Playing It Safe
Stop Playing It Safe! In this week's episode, you'll be challenged to move from your place of comfort and surviving to growing and thriving!
July 8, 2019
Finding Inner Peace
In today's episode, you'll learn about the importance of finding your inner peace and how you walk in it.
July 2, 2019
Season 2 is Coming!
I'm excited to bring more content to the faithful listeners of A Father Heard after taking a long break. In my absence, I realized that I really enjoy being a part of bringing thoughtful and positive energy to the world.
June 29, 2019
Reflections on My Kid's T-ball Game
June 23, 2018
Happy Father's Day
June 16, 2018
Giving Honor Where It's Due
June 5, 2018
Full of Gratitude (Episode 20 & 21)
May 22, 2018
Reflection (or something) on Childish Gambino's This is America
May 8, 2018
Edifying Your Children
May 1, 2018
Reflecting on Fatherhood
April 24, 2018
14-Question Interview with my Kids
Candid interview of my 2 and 4 year old
April 3, 2018
Thoughts on Wakanda
A Father Heard's take on Wakanda!
February 20, 2018
Dads are Important!
In this episode, we look at the importance of fathers.
February 13, 2018
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.
February 6, 2018
Stillness is an important part of life!
January 30, 2018
We all have that feeling of not knowing where to go next or what to do.
January 23, 2018
Reading of Letter from Birmingham Jail
A Father Heard reads the famous letter penned by MLK!
January 16, 2018