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In the process of making many life changes I stumbled upon a Borders bookstore that was closing and was drawn to a daily devotional by Franklin Jentezen titled, Right People Right Place Right Plan. Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I do is read the journal page for the day, shower, get dressed, and take the dog for a walk down to the brook. Together, the dog and I commune with nature, where we are surrounded by a stream of fresh water, little yellow flowers in bloom, chirping birds, chipmunks, rabbits, and an occasional deer or two. In the peacefulness of nature, I tune out the... (more)
The climatic break up of my five year relationship with Hyde had landed us in court.
I have always had an impeccable record. Spotless.
But this was the sad reality of "our" relationship investment; Not marriage. Not children. Not building a family...court.
My attorney Jaypeth Baker, from The Legal Aide Society was doing his best to console me about accepting or declining a plea bargain;
"I know that your innocent. I could tell you all day that your innocent and you got screwed. Unfortunately this is our flawed legal system. And at the end of the day, no one here... (more)
"I would rather someone abandon me in my hour of greatest need, then believe they are my friend and discover otherwise." ~St. Thomas
One of the hardest truths in life to accept is when someone you love betrays the trust your relationship was built on. I have always been very black and white when it comes to trust, believing that if someone messes up, they deserve a second chance. After that, I usually disconnect from them, forgive and move on with my life. The reason being is because I spent most of my childhood watch my mother forgive my stepdad, over and over regardless of how abusive... (more)
My phone rang as I stood in line waiting to get a cup of coffee with my mom, it was my ex, Williams calling. I decided not to pick up, to do so would violate the court order put into place in February 16th, 2011 that was now seperating us like the great wall of China. The wall dividing our hearts and our lives was there for a reason, and out of disgust I really did not want to speak to Williams, much less hear the sound of more lies and deception. Although curious as to why my ex was calling, I was not willing to go to jail for 7 years over a phone call and childish games. I had endured enough... (more)
Her hair was shaved on the sides into a long mohawk. Looking like a young punk rocker, her bright blue eyes looked up at me. " You look so familiar to me. Do we know each other? " She stood up and was a little over six feet tall.
I smiled, "You don't have a New York accent. I am going to guess you are from the West Coast. California, somewhere around L.A."
"Pretty good guess. I am from L.A. My friends call me Cat," she replied.
"The last time I saw you, if I remember correctly, you were a young model at the Mercedes Benz fashion show about six years ago. I think you were... (more)
The holiday love storm known as Valentine's Day tosses up cupid and the subject of love in our face every year. As a result, our heartfelt emotions get twisted in patterns of thought regarding the abundance of love or lack of love in our lives. In the midst of these winds of change, when our love life rolls through our hearts like a hail filled hurricane, choose to stand in the eye of the storm. Maybe it is the opposite, maybe love has not passed through your life in years and you are waiting for the faintest breeze of your Prince or Princess charming to blow through before you faint from years... (more)
Sitting in the large conference room filled with people, I did not really know what to expect. My mother is the guru of 'world religions' and every year she is always learning something new and different, which eventually extends like grapevines into the whole family. Whether it was Landmark Education, Living at Ease, Kabbalah, this year for my birthday she bought me tickets to a weekend retreat on something called Deeksha. The name by itself sounded naughty and all I know is it is a cross between yoga, meditation and 'oneness.' Being familiar with my mothers adventures in spiritual growth,... (more)
On New Years Eve of 2009, while attending a church service at Riverside Church, I sat in front of the pulpit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood at exactly one year before his death on April 4, 1968 to give the sermon, "Beyond Vietnam." During this sermon, in opposition to war, he called the U.S. Government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today...look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and I say: "This is not... (more)
On New Years Eve of 2009, while attending a church service at Riverside Church, I sat in front of the pulpit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood at exactly one year before his death on April 4, 1968 to give the sermon, "Beyond Vietnam." During this sermon, in opposition to war, he called the U.S. Government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today...look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and I say: "This is... (more)
Infidelity appears to be the word of the modern era. Turn on the television and there are stories about infidelity everywhere; a friendship is ruined, a family destroyed or another divorce occurs, all due to some form of sexual betrayal. Sometimes it seems as though we are living in a world filled with adult bodies who are ruled by the basic, uncontrollable instincts of hormonal teenagers that are in desperate need of established boundaries. Sex between consenting adults can be a beautiful expression and extension of who we are but it does not mean we have to hurt other people in the process... (more)