The name Papa Tom is a Nom De Plume, that is a pen name. However, it is the name my grandchildren call me: Papa Tom. You see I am a newly minted Grandfather! Yes, I am a father of 6 children and 15 grandchildren (11 on earth so far; 4 in heaven already). I started my transition later in life; in my late sixties writing children’s books, wanting to share thoughts and ideas that would help my grandchildren understand life from a different perspective; the perspective of heaven. I realize that is a very bold statement to assert. Nonetheless, my journey in life brought me to a place where I came to realize no one succeeds in their journey through life without a proper understanding of who they are. The only source one can find that will divulge such wisdom is God Himself. Yes, you heard me correctly: the Big Guy, the One and Only, the Ancient of Days, the Father of Lights, the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last……you get the idea. All these words I am using to describe images and aspects of a Being most of us have never known, no less shared an experience with. Unless you become like a child again you probably won’t either. Hence, the writing of children’s books was the first step. Each book is designed to help a child overcome a specific fear they are likely to encounter in their lives starting with the fear of not knowing who they are. Each book has a protagonist, Luke the Lightbearer, who takes a child on a journey to heaven to meet the Big Guy and learn how to overcome their specific fear. The Big Guy is presented as God the Father. Every book has at least 24 points of truth that the Father teaches Luke and his friends. God expresses His Heart to Luke and each new child in each book. The theme of the books and all TFHM (The Fathers Heart Media) is Malachi 4:6. “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” Notice, it all starts with the “fathers”.

Since all of us have a little child in each one of our hearts, the addition of Podcasts was a step in the direction of introducing the children’s books, it developed into a juggernaut of its own making. The appeal of Podcasts on current event subjects underscores the craving in each person’s heart for the love of the father. Love can be expressed through a human being or ultimately through the love of God the Father Himself. If you want to truly understand who you are as a person, you can only find out who you are by finding out what God the Father says about you. Otherwise, you get misdirected by the opinions of others. Who do you say I am? I don’t want your opinion; I want to know from the Big Guy Himself. Jesus asked this question of his disciples: “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am? (Jesus was giving them a hint here)?” Their response was typically human; “some say you are John the Baptist, some say Elijah, some say Jeremiah.” To which Jesus redirected them and asked again “Who do you say I am?” Simon perks up and answers the question “You are the Christ (Anointed One) the Son of the Living God!” Jesus immediately compliments Simon Peter saying “Blessed are you Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal this to you; but MY FATHER who is in heaven.”

All truth comes from the Father through the Son (Word) to us. You can spend your whole life and all your energy and money trying to find out who you are on your journey in this life; but there is only one place to go: GO TO THE FATHER. He knows everything. There is nothing that He does not know.

That is the Raison d’etre (purpose) of “The Father’s Heart Media” to help you connect to the Father, to help you get to know Him, to allow you to move toward trusting in His love for you and in doing so, learning to trust Him even when you don’t understand. Naturally, my understanding is limited as well. However, that is where my anointing begins. He imparted His Father’s Heart to me when I became a Grandfather; and I want to impart it to you and your children and your grandchildren. If I am successful in helping you to connect to our Father, then you become “mishpocha” or family (as the Jewish people would say). Welcome to the family of God!

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