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Celebrating America's Freedom: Declaration of Independence

By Coach Phatty, published on Jul 1, 2013

This is the third article in my series of “Celebrating America’s Freedom.” I found some interesting facts on just4kidsmagazine.com that I thought would be fascinating to share with you. So, without further ado, here we go….

The Declaration of Independence is a document written by our Founding Fathers declaring America's independence. A committee of five men, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston were appointed to write the document. The first draft of the Declaration was written by Jefferson,... (more)

Tags: america, freedom, the declaration of independence

Celebrating America's Freedom: Our Flag - Old Glory

By Coach Phatty, published on Jul 1, 2013

According to popular legend, the first American flag was made by Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress who was acquainted with George Washington, leader of the Continental Army, and other influential Philadelphians. In May 1776, so the story goes, General Washington and two representatives from the Continental Congress visited Ross at her upholstery shop and showed her a rough design of the flag. Although Washington initially favored using a star with six points, Ross advocated for a five-pointed star, which could be cut with just one quick snip of the scissors, and the gentlemen were... (more)

Tags: american flag, betsy ross, continental congress, don't tread on me flag, old glory

Celebrating America's Freedom: July 4th

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 30, 2013

Independence Day is one of my favorite times of the year. The picnics, barbeques, fireworks, parades and spending time with family and friends make it a day of great fun. In remembrance of our freedom, I decided that for the next few blogs leading up to July 4th, I will post some stories that give us a historical background as to how some things in America came to pass. Today's story: The Birth of the Fourth of July.

Independence Day also known as 4th of July is the birthday of the United States of America. It is celebrated on July 4th each year in the United States.... (more)

Tags: freedom, independence day, fourth of july, declaration of independence, july 4th

The Healing Power of Words

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 28, 2013

Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. They found out that the new baby was going be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael sang to his sister in mommy's tummy. He was building a bond of love with his little sister before he even met her. The pregnancy progressed normally for Karen, an active member of the Panther Creek United Methodist Church in Morristown, Tennessee! In time, the labor pains came. Soon it was every five minutes, every... (more)

Tags: child, words, mother, singing, power of words

We All Need A Dent in Our Car

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 27, 2013

I was reading a story by a friend of mine at “Pastor Mike Says” the other day which really made me realize that not all things happen for reasons that we think. Sometimes things may occur to us that seem to have a definite clear-cut reason as to why it happened but actually, it took place for a completely different reason from what we thought.

How many times in our lives to we react and / or jump to a conclusion before we know the real reason something happened. The following true story is a great illustration about jumping to conclusions and dealing with the “bricks”... (more)

Tags: jaguar, brick, thoughtfulness

Time

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 25, 2013

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

What would you do? Draw out every cent? Of course!! Each of us has such a bank.

Its name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.

Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.

It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.

Each day it opens a new account for... (more)

Tags: time, a story of time

Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 24, 2013

The 1936 Olympics was held in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party had risen to power three years earlier and were already to spread their evil beliefs of racism and hate. Hitler believed that the “perfect” person was from an Aryan race…a blue-eyed, blond haired, the perfect physique without any blemishes or handicaps.

Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy to the world. The official Nazi party newspaper wrote in the strongest terms that Jews and Black people should not be allowed to participate in... (more)

Tags: olympic games, jesse owens, 1936 olympics, luz long, adolf hitler, story of friendship

Value and Invest in Yourself

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 24, 2013

A few days ago, I came across a short story on academictips.org that was a demonstration of the importance of investing ourselves for the future. If you are into financial investment, you’re probably very familiar with Mr. Warren Buffet (1951–present). He is the most successful investor in the world. His investment strategies are legendary and many people seek to learn after him.

Even more respectable, he pledged to give away 99% of his wealth (more than $30 billions at the time of the pledge in 2006) to non-profit foundations, mostly to Bill Gate’s Foundation.

... (more)

Tags: life, warren buffett, value, valuing life, investing in life

Our American Money

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 21, 2013

I was reading an article yesterday about money written by the folks at didyouknow.org which I though was very interesting and answered some questions that I always had about some money. I thought that people would enjoy reading some of these fascinating facts about our American money. So, sit back and discover some intriguing facts and details about dollar bills.

It weighs only 0.035 oz (1 gram), is only 16 square inches (0.01m²) in size and consists of cotton and linen but those who do not have it would like to have it and those who have it would like to have more of... (more)

Tags: american money, money facts, facts about money, dollar bills

Shirly and Marcy

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 21, 2013

A mother was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn't want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence but yet know that he was safe. So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her. She said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed. The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl... (more)

Tags: walk, humorous, walking to school

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