Category Archives: a Brainy Dad

Forgiveness is The Attribute

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Ghandi

Forgiveness is The Attribute

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Ghandi

Without a Nickel, Without a Dream

“A broke man is not a man without a nickel, but a man without a dream.” ~ Jesse Duplantis, Pastor, Covenant Church | Co-Founder, Jesse Duplantis Ministries (JDM) TV Host | Co-Founder, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Co-Founder, Covenant Compassion

Without a Nickel, Without a Dream

“A broke man is not a man without a nickel, but a man without a dream.” ~ Jesse Duplantis, Pastor, Covenant Church | Co-Founder, Jesse Duplantis Ministries (JDM) TV Host | Co-Founder, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Co-Founder, Covenant Compassion

Big Hugs

“When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.” ~ Hugh Jackman, Actor, Singer, Producer, Tony Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe (2013) &

Big Hugs

“When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.” ~ Hugh Jackman, Actor, Singer, Producer, Tony Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe (2013) &

A Form of Power

“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change — it can not only move us, it makes us move.” ~ Ossie Davis, Voice, Film, Television and Broadway Actor, Director, Poet, Playwright, Author

A Form of Power

“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change — it can not only move us, it makes us move.” ~ Ossie Davis, Voice, Film, Television and Broadway Actor, Director, Poet, Playwright, Author

An Ongoing Joy

“It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.” ~ Liam Neeson, Actor

An Ongoing Joy

“It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.” ~ Liam Neeson, Actor

Making Role Models

“I think the best thing about being James Brown is looking at my little son. Hopefully I can make my son a role model to a lot of people.” ~ James Brown, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Bandleader & Creator

Making Role Models

“I think the best thing about being James Brown is looking at my little son. Hopefully I can make my son a role model to a lot of people.” ~ James Brown, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Bandleader & Creator

Taking the Time to Raise Them

“I know I did the right thing by taking time off to raise my son.” ~ Arsenio Hall, Comedian, Actor, Talk Show Host, NAACP Image Award (1988) & American Comedy Award (1989)

Taking the Time to Raise Them

“I know I did the right thing by taking time off to raise my son.” ~ Arsenio Hall, Comedian, Actor, Talk Show Host, NAACP Image Award (1988) & American Comedy Award (1989)

Bursting at The DREAMS

“It’s God’s will that you live a life filled with dreams; a life filled with ‘calling’ and ‘purpose’. Our life should be bursting at the dreams. Dreams are God’s GPS System, giving us hints of God’s Kingdom AND His will

Bursting at The DREAMS

“It’s God’s will that you live a life filled with dreams; a life filled with ‘calling’ and ‘purpose’. Our life should be bursting at the dreams. Dreams are God’s GPS System, giving us hints of God’s Kingdom AND His will

Time Is …

“If you love life don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” ~ Bruce Lee, Actor, Film Director, Martial Artist, Philosopher & Founder of Jeet Kune Do (martial art)

Time Is …

“If you love life don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” ~ Bruce Lee, Actor, Film Director, Martial Artist, Philosopher & Founder of Jeet Kune Do (martial art)

The Once-In-a-Lifetime Love

“A song like ‘Once in a Lifetime’ is inspired by my marriage – it’s a good, life-changing happening in my life. … your once-in-a-lifetime love, that’s what everybody’s looking for.” ~ Keith Urban, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician & Record Producer

The Once-In-a-Lifetime Love

“A song like ‘Once in a Lifetime’ is inspired by my marriage – it’s a good, life-changing happening in my life. … your once-in-a-lifetime love, that’s what everybody’s looking for.” ~ Keith Urban, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician & Record Producer

The Movie He Didn’t Like

“I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said ‘We saw your movie.’ ‘Which one?’, I said. He shouted, ‘Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn’t like?’” ~ Brad Pitt, Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

The Movie He Didn’t Like

“I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said ‘We saw your movie.’ ‘Which one?’, I said. He shouted, ‘Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn’t like?’” ~ Brad Pitt, Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

The Lessons of ‘Failure’

“It’s fine to celebrate success, yet it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” ~ Bill Gates, a.k.a. William Henry Gates III Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author, Co-Founder of Microsoft & Philanthropist

The Lessons of ‘Failure’

“It’s fine to celebrate success, yet it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” ~ Bill Gates, a.k.a. William Henry Gates III Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author, Co-Founder of Microsoft & Philanthropist

We CAN Make Our Dreams Come True

“From my mother I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true.” ~ Ronald Reagan, Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), & 40th President of the United States

We CAN Make Our Dreams Come True

“From my mother I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true.” ~ Ronald Reagan, Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), & 40th President of the United States

Wisdom Our Soldiers Never Forget

“It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we

Wisdom Our Soldiers Never Forget

“It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we

Valuing Life’s Important Things

“I think I value things more correctly. I hope I look at my life in a way that makes sense.” ~ Oded Fehr, Actor

Valuing Life’s Important Things

“I think I value things more correctly. I hope I look at my life in a way that makes sense.” ~ Oded Fehr, Actor

Finishing Well

“Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing.” ~ Ravi Zacharias, Christian Apologist, Author, Radio Host, Scholar & Founder & Chairman of the Board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Finishing Well

“Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing.” ~ Ravi Zacharias, Christian Apologist, Author, Radio Host, Scholar & Founder & Chairman of the Board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Far As I Can Tell …

. “Far as I can tell, I still have most of my hair, my gut is not hanging over my belt, and I still have all of my teeth.” ~ Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE Actor, Director, Writer & Diplomat British

Far As I Can Tell …

. “Far as I can tell, I still have most of my hair, my gut is not hanging over my belt, and I still have all of my teeth.” ~ Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE Actor, Director, Writer & Diplomat British

Strength to Not Surrender

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor, Producer, Businessman, Investor, Author, Philanthropist, Activist, Politician, Professional Bodybuilder & 38th Governor

Strength to Not Surrender

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor, Producer, Businessman, Investor, Author, Philanthropist, Activist, Politician, Professional Bodybuilder & 38th Governor

Sweet Flowers of Love

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” ~ Stevie Wonder , 22 Grammy Awards (22x), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Sweet Flowers of Love

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” ~ Stevie Wonder , 22 Grammy Awards (22x), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

A Mighty Foundation

“The purpose of God’s blessing is to enable you to be a great channel of blessing to others. If you have nothing, there is nothing you can do for anyone else; if you have a little, you can only help

A Mighty Foundation

“The purpose of God’s blessing is to enable you to be a great channel of blessing to others. If you have nothing, there is nothing you can do for anyone else; if you have a little, you can only help

Stop Signs? No, Guidelines.

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” ~ Dr. Robert Harold Schuller, Pastor, Motivational Speaker, Author & Founder of the Crystal Cathedral

Stop Signs? No, Guidelines.

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” ~ Dr. Robert Harold Schuller, Pastor, Motivational Speaker, Author & Founder of the Crystal Cathedral

Do YOU Believe in Your Abilities?

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble, yet reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Author & Minister

Do YOU Believe in Your Abilities?

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble, yet reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Author & Minister

Innocence of Kids

“Hold back the tide. Keep your kids innocent as long as possible.” ~ Tony Danza, a.k.a Antonio Salvatore Iadanza Actor, Television Personality, Tap Dancer, Boxer, Teacher

Innocence of Kids

“Hold back the tide. Keep your kids innocent as long as possible.” ~ Tony Danza, a.k.a Antonio Salvatore Iadanza Actor, Television Personality, Tap Dancer, Boxer, Teacher

Reaching for Stars

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” ~ Casey Kasem, a.k.a Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem, Co-Founder – American Top 40 franchise, Disc Jockey, Music Historian, Radio Personality, Voice Actor & Actor “The Voice of NBC”

Reaching for Stars

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” ~ Casey Kasem, a.k.a Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem, Co-Founder – American Top 40 franchise, Disc Jockey, Music Historian, Radio Personality, Voice Actor & Actor “The Voice of NBC”

Walk Through the Stereotypes

“Stereotypes do exist, but we have to walk through them.” ~ Forest Whitaker, Actor, Producer, Director, Academy Award (2006), British Academy Film Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2006), National Board of Review Award (2006), Screen Actors Guild Award (2006), Hollywood

Walk Through the Stereotypes

“Stereotypes do exist, but we have to walk through them.” ~ Forest Whitaker, Actor, Producer, Director, Academy Award (2006), British Academy Film Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2006), National Board of Review Award (2006), Screen Actors Guild Award (2006), Hollywood