Daddy’s Birthday

Re-post w/minor edits – originally posted on 11/22/10

Remembering my dad, Bishop Dr. Albert J. Clark, on his birthday.  Recalling the wisdom and great anointing upon his life.  Remembering how strict he was and how I wasn’t too happy about this then (teen years) but how happy I am now.  Remembering how we were at church ALL the time and how the best part way back then was the trip to ‘Douglas’ afterward for chili dogs and an orange soda (grape soda for Dee and root beer for Tee). Remembering Gethsemane and Pleasant Hill churches where he pastored.  Remembering the long trips to Oxnard to Elder Jackson’s church.  Remembering how with all the clothing that he sold, he never had my size. hmm… I was always too small.  Remembering the Bible Studies, Wiz Kids Club, King & Queen of the Chair, YPWW, and Sunday School.  Remembering how he’d ask biblical questions that made you really think and scratch your head.  Remembering how there were no phone calls (from the opposite sex) and definitely no dates.  Remembering that many of my classmates were experimenting with many things and activities before finishing high school (no  wonder we weren’t allowed to go over their houses).  Recalling that Fremont High was out of the question–that was really smart.  Remembering his self-taught, yet anointed, piano skills and how he couldn’t play that “new music;” his anointed preaching and teaching; and even how his custom was to go to the coffee shop each morning and talk with everyone there.  Remembering how this was fine with us, except on Christmas mornings.  Remembering all the wonderful Christmas mornings at home (great gifts)–before going to my aunt’s house.  Downhill then–not good; couldn’t wait to get back home.  Remembering the ‘turkey’ story between him and his brother.  Remembering how he was so involved at our junior high school and always on campus–couldn’t get into trouble even if we wanted to–smart move.  Remembering his teaching that ”boys and books don’t mix–smart move.”  I could go on.  Love my dad and miss him dearly.  Thanks for visiting.  Take care & be blessed.  Please also visit…

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6 Responses to Daddy’s Birthday

  1. veehcirra says:

    He sure seems to have been a great man.It’s always comforting to celebrate the lives of the people we love who are not with us anymore! Blessings…

  2. manoahswife says:

    What a blessing to have such wonderful memories of a godly father. You have continued the rich spiritual heritage of wisdom that he modeled for you. Thank you for this picture of a man worth remembering.

  3. Awww… thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to read about him. He was very sharp… couldn’t put anything pass him… and we were scared to try! But I can appreciate it now. Blessings!

  4. I don’t know you well, but, from what Ican tell, you are indeed blessed. To honor your father in such a way speaks volumes of character. And trust me, it is going to take you a long way. I am touched as a father.

    • Thank you! The Word instructs us to honor our parents in the Lord… but thank you for your comment. And then if we train up our children in the way they should go, when they are old, they won’t depart from it either. We simply trust and obey His Word. Blessings to you!

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