A Call to All Men 2/20
What is something you love or love to do?
When I was younger I loved listening to my older sister, Debra, and my younger brother, John, play the piano or keyboard. The music they played drew me to them. I would stand next to them as they played or find a seat close to them. Ahh...What beautiful memories from my youth! Here are two men's responses to the question previously asked.
Pastor (Man of God) Will Robinson, the Pastor of Bible Believer's Church responded in this way:
"My love for my wife and God’s love for me."
"I love my wife with all of my heart. My love for her is unconditional. I love our good times and our struggles. I love her amazing qualities and she tolerates my not so amazing qualities...her patience with me is legendary. I certainly appreciate having someone in my life who is both the love of my life and my best friend. It is unbelievable and I am so blessed to have her. I am truly an example of a guy that “married up”! If I think that my earthly wife is more than I deserve, how much more undeserving am I of the love and grace from our Heavenly Father."
"He concluded: "My passion towards my wife of 45 plus years must pale in comparison to God’s passion towards us. Particularly, towards me. I can’t begin to imagine how awesome God’s love is toward us. No wonder the Psalmist wrote: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalm 8:3-4 Holy Bible KJV)."
To contact Pastor Will Robinson: Believer's Bible Church, American Legion Post 343, 20750 Arbor Ave, Euclid, OH 44123, Phone: (216) 285 - 0122, james122.org.
Master (Sensei) Leaston Chase, IV Martial Arts Instructor had this to say:
"Love yourself. Love others. Love God."
Master Chase loves teaching the art, having started at the age of 24.
What he teaches is not just about kicking and punching. It's about learning about yourself and how to avoid trouble. As a discipline,... a method for better health,...a way of improving confidence, defending yourself...nothing can be better. He feels that the way to keep Martial Arts and tradition alive is through our young people.
"Young people need structure so they can develop, grow and mature. By having structure, they develop discipline (a work ethic), self-control (over their emotions and actions), and respect for others and themselves. They also learn how to avoid conflict and when to engage in defense of one's self."
He concluded: "A feeling of satisfaction is obtained when his students grasp and retain some of the knowledge he has tried to pass on to them. During each and every class Master Chase stresses honor, respect and tradition, not just in Martial Arts but also in daily living....similar to the Christian way of 'doing unto others as you would have them do unto you'. "
Master Leaston Chase currently gives instruction in Martial Arts and self defense at the Collinwood Recreation Center located at 16300 Lake Shore Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44110
Lillian J. Anderson
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