I wake in deep thought… dear God, save me as my life is riddled with missing parts. An eternal flame burns for my father whose life was cut short, fifty-five years ago today, by carelessness. Though I am a product of divorced parents, no one can take the place of your biological Father.
I think of all those special moments in life I wasn’t afforded the luxury of my father. We couldn’t build a model together, fly a kite, or throw a ball. He couldn’t teach me to hunt or fish. He never taught me to drive, yet it I became the chauffeur to his own loving mom and dad. My dad never experienced my graduation day, though I pray he looked down upon me from heaven. He didn’t meet my important first date. Late at night, I cried myself to sleep for the many times I missed his love.
void I tried to fill was grander than a canyon. Nothing can fill the shoes left
behind of my six-foot-two, father. This morning, an eternal flame still burns
inside me, and I memorialize the father, I did without, in my entire life.
God, I know it is He that connects the bridges of all the days of our lives. My
time on earth is limited, too, as I look at my own son and ask God to watch
over him. Someday, maybe, he will understand the meaning of picking up the
phone and giving his dad a ring. Our moments are too short to waste on regrets.
listen to the busy world as it is getting underway, but I feel the warmth from
the Son shining down from heaven. It is God who has saved me in all my lonely days.
Many children grow up in a happy home, and I, too, wish I could claim the same.
sun is now covered by a swirling storm system. Still, an eternal flame for my
father will forever endure whatever weather arrives today. I pray God grants me
the moment I can stand by my Father again someday. I’ll give him a hug, he so
richly deserves, for making me the son I became in his honor.
was once said, “You can’t miss something you never had.” I strongly
disagree! You can’t imagine what it’s like to walk a mile carrying your own
father’s shoes. Yet here I am… throughout my life, without him here, beside me.
“God, my Father, I so pray Your holy hands will guide me all the rest of my weary days alone. Never lead me astray. I pray that not another child will experience the pain I’ve suffered and endured by the loss of my Father. Lord, let me be an example of Your love to other children who has had a parent pass to be with You. Hear my thoughts, on this day of memorial, and tell my father I said hello.”
I love you, Pop. May you rest in peace till the day we will walk in God’s light together.
The recent case of one James Younger has once again brought critical attention to the so-called ‘transgender rights’ movement madness which has gripped society with astonishing speed. Perhaps some of you haven’t heard about James, a 7-year-old boy embroiled existentially against his will in a divorce settlement with some very unusual details.
This case takes place in Dallas, Texas with James’ biological father, Jeffrey Younger who is trying to keep his soon-to-be ex-wife from forcing young James to “transition” to becoming a “girl.” In a Dallas family court, it was ruled by a jury on October 21, 2019, that sole custody of James should go to the wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, which would make her the sole authority over medical decisions for her son.
The following video gives the father’s reaction to that jury verdict.
Fortunately, the judge in the case, Kim Cooks ruled on October 24, that both parents would have joint custody including both having a say in medical decisions. However, there were some other ‘requirements’ of the jury decision placed upon Mr. Younger and it is unclear whether any or all of these have been removed.
Court Mandated Madness
The reason some other legal restrictions may or may not remain in place against Mr. Younger is that Judge Cooks also placed a gag order on all the parties involved so that no information is disclosed to the press until after the proceedings have concluded. However, there are some details of the original jury decision from October 21 which are known.
Buck Sexton, who read the original court order, said during his podcast of October 22, 2019,
The court has enjoined this father, Jeffery Younger, that he is not allowed to dress his son in boys’ clothing… that he’s not allowed to try and convince his son that he is, in fact, a boy and will be a normal boy… not allowed to have the son around anybody…friend or family member who might [do the same]. [He also] has to use female or gender-neutral pronouns in public [and] is not allowed to call him James, he has to call him ‘Luna.’
“Luna” is the name James’ mother branded him as when she decided that James was indeed a ‘transgender’ person years ago. Dr. Georgulas made this life-changing decision based on a then 3-year-old infatuation with a female Disney character.
The process of ‘transitioning’ would begin with James receiving puberty-blocking drugs as early as 10 years old. These would be followed by administering cross-sex hormones, testosterone for women and estrogen for men.
Little is known about the effects of such a regimen on children. What is known is not good news for the child.
This is far from benign, since taking puberty blockers at age 12 or younger, followed by cross- sex hormones, sterilizes a child.
What studies there are have necessarily focused on the side effects of cross-sex hormones on adults who have ‘transitioned.’ Children’s bodies are less stable than adults, and these and other harmful effects are likely to be magnified greatly with the application of such ‘treatments.’
From studies of adults we know that the risks of cross-sex hormones include, but are not limited to, cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, strokes, diabetes, and cancers.
Once the hormone therapies have been applied the next step is surgery. Girls who persist in insisting they are really boys would undergo a double-mastectomy as early as 16 years of age, followed later by altering their female “bottom parts” to appear as male parts.
Boys would wait a year or two longer, by current practices, before having their genitals sliced off and beginning the process of altering the appearance of that area to resemble female genitalia.
These new physical accouterments will not function as they would if that person was naturally male or female. In other words, men ‘transitioning to women’ do not menstruate, even after surgery, regardless of the political correctness of a particular sanitary napkin retailer, or social media outlets’ insistence otherwise.
This is what the child of seven, James Younger, still may have to look forward to in the near future. His hormone ‘treatments’ aren’t supposed to start until he’s about 10, and who knows what may happen in the courts before then.
The Younger case is but one of a multitude of attacks against biological reality by advocates of a fantasy world where delusional nightmares are promoted as normal expressions of family life. Moreover, James Younger is not the only or even the youngest victim of disturbed adults who seemingly look forward to poisoning and mutilating their toddlers and teens.
Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians. …“…first began hearing from distraught parents in this situation in 2016 and in 2017, I heard from seven families in as many different states in this situation. In all but one case the child was a 15 year-old girl who never had any sexual identity confusion prior to her parent’s divorce,” Cretella said. “The other case involved 4-year-old triplet boys whose mother desperately wanted a girl. The mother was a psychologist herself and had cross-dressed one of the boys for two years, insisting that it was his idea. In each of the seven cases the guardian ad litems and judges removed the right to medical consent and/or custody from the parent who objected to transition with puberty blockers and hormones.”
Child Sacrifice to Satisfy Insanity
There is a very disturbing factor lurking within this increasing trend to subject very young children to a tortuous ‘transitioning’ process. It is the strong tendency, if not 100% fact, that whenever these incidents of pushing the youngsters into transgenderism and likely physical harm, we also see that one or both of the parents are either ‘trans’ themselves or ‘trans-rights’ activists.
These ‘parents’ have the right to their own notions of how they act out their bogus assertions of gender for themselves. They are adults living in a mostly free society, and in America, everyone has the right to their own opinion.
However, that right also comes with a bucketload of responsibilities crucial for any free society to exist. Prime among them is the obligation any person has to consider whether or not their exercise of a particular right can damage another person’s individual rights.
It is obvious that the parents have little regard for the physical and psychological damage they are doing to the child when they advocate ‘transitioning’ to the opposite gender. The immediate question is “Why?”
There are three basic answers to that question. One: They don’t know or understand the dangers of ‘transitioning treatment,’ to the child.
That answer would be a bit disingenuous since the methods of such treatment are well-known in the ‘trans rights’ community. Two: The parents are deluded into denial of these hazards and believe they are helping the child.
This response indicates that the parent(s) are mentally disturbed themselves, and unfit to make such serious decisions for their child. Three: They are aware of the dangers yet insist on putting their child at risk believing the ‘benefits’ for the child are worth it.
That possibility is perhaps the most disturbing of all because, in reality, the mental health benefits are basically zero, and the physical damage is truly incalculable. It indicates a personality so desperate for self-affirmation that it demands the child be not simply in agreement with their ‘gender identity’ parent(s), but the child must be biologically transformed to the same physical state as the disturbed adults around him or her.
The child’s health is every area is thus sacrificed for the uses of the ones who should be their protectors. Thus the little boy or girl has their childhood and future destroyed on the altar of transgenderism.
The fruits of this evil insanity are also manifested beyond the individual sacrifice of children. In part two of this series the impact on wider society with the rapid growth of the ‘trans rights’ movement in recent years.
As Jesus Himself notes,
But from the beginning of creation ‘God made them male and female’ Mark 10:6 ESV
That is the only ordering of creation that is right and proper and blessed by God. America, yea even the world, attempts to change that fact at our own peril.
Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001
My life is full of
memories, and like the seasons, they fall short in the shadows of the branches.
The earliest was being the curse of my Mom’s divorce. Sibling rivalry recounts many
quarrels. Callused friends also couldn’t compromise, and we parted company
before psychological differences made life not worth living. But as Jesus
taught, we are under obligation to forgive others because refusing to forgive
is a sin. God, alone, seeks justice.
For many, we leave
adolescence and venture into the unknown as young adults with damaged hearts of
childhood memoirs. We try to stay out of the direct sunlight and seek a place
where the branches sway with a refreshing breeze of freedom. But even so, life
is incomplete… harmonies are out of tone. We live with skeletons in the closet.
The ladders of success look so inviting, but we’re afraid of heights. Our heart’s
gear may be wounded if we take a jump. Even the love we search for away from
home fails from the bitterness in our soul. Lord, can you guide me through the
insecurities of life? Will you fill the empty spot scorned by storms and the
scorching sun?Help me find a place where the trees sway in tempered
life moves on, sorrows mourn, and forgiveness becomes good medicine for the
broken heart. Pain is re-trained by a willingness to release the offender from
the wrong, and it sets us free. But, those who live in remorse of the past will
become sick, infected with a virus called resentment. Under the trees sway, God
will wait for their heart to forgive so His gentle wind can renew their hope once
Forgiveness is the
positive connection linking the past to the present. Everyone is at fault of
holding grudges, yet only God shall judge the sinners. His love, which carries us
through life, generates through our faith. When faith runs out, we fill our
body (God’s temple) with hatred, and He will not forgive us of our sins. Do not
be guilty of a proud heart! If repentance is genuine, it must always be
forgiven, even if it is the same sin over and over again.
Today, I pray God
will be with you, and I hope prayer will protect your faith. Only you can
forgive past sorrows and hurts. Each of us carries heartaches, but it is God who
makes the trees sway to eradicate the memories and filth from its branches. God
It’s a day to thank God for all the mothers we know on this Mother’s Day. Our moms are like great trees standing proudly amongst the forest. They bear fruit and give shade to protect us from evil elements. This is a day of remembrance for not just my own mother but to all the others who gave us a life worth living in an unknown existence we call earth.
Where would we be without the beautiful ladies who gave us life? Let me begin with all the pioneers and name worthies in history. What strength and endurance their mothers experienced as they stood on the dock waving goodbye to their child! Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Jacques Cartier, and other explorer’s mothers must have been devastated to think it would be the last time they saw their sons. Yet, others stand so proud in the light of their children’s accomplishments such as the Steve Jobs, Alexander Bell, and even the great entertainers and athletes of our times. Where would we be without those mothers who created a life that richly blesses our lives today?
One mother, in particular, stands out in my mind and is of biblical proportion. A very young girl, Mary, gave birth to a son who still tries to change the world by His ministry. Jesus, God’s immaculate conception, was like no other child and His mother, too, was like no other woman. The anguish, fear, and heartaches she withstood, and all in the name of love for God. To me, she is the “mom” of all mothers for without her, what would our life be? This is a perfect day to give thanks to the mother who gave us her beloved son.
I also reflect, this day, on the mothers of my childhood days in Severna Park, Maryland. In this small town, the women worked at church and gave the community a special meaning. Some helped in the educational field, turning kids into men and women of great knowledge. Those were the days when moms sat for hours helping with homework, starting showers, and tucking us in bed. It didn’t matter if we were their natural children, adopted, or just a good friend. There’s a lot to be said for the love of a mother, a sobering reminder we’d be lost without them. Happy Mother’s Day, Mother Mary in heaven, for we owe you everything as your precious son died for us so we may be a better servant. Thank you.