transform

in the quiet spaces

I give it to you,
the pain,
the sorrow,
the disappointment.
Too long it has
lived here,
too long.

I now release
the sadness and grief.
I release the anger,
I release the bitterness
and unforgiveness.
Take it,
burn it.

I beg of you
to let us continue,
to embrace
that which is good,
wholesome,
worthy,
glorious.

Release the resentments,
the vile thoughts,
that which hinders,
that which betrays,
that which condemns.
Bring us peace,
Bring us compassion.

In your power
hold us,
comfort,
console,
guide,
resurrect,
transform.

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#044–Why don’t they call white male mass shooters “terrorists”?

The Chatty Introvert

(Photo Credit: nbcnews.com)

I am so sick of this crap.

I’m sick of these killings.

I’m sick of these “woe is me” stories of a guy who can’t hack it and says “screw the world, I’m taking you all down with me.”

I’m tired of white men (NOT BOYS, DAMMIT!) who haven’t figured out that sitting on your ass and being a white male isn’t going to get you very far anymore, be it job related or dating related.

And I’m really sick of the media and government not calling it like it is. I’m tired of them not calling these white male shooters “terrorists.”

I think its a simple formula: if your object is to maim or kill complete strangers that mean nothing to you and have never personally wronged you, because of some supposed belief you hold (whether nurtured, cultural, religious, etc.) and you find a way to…

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Just thought you should know: What I learned from the Lakota People.

Incredible post

The Purple Almond

My heart has been heavy this week. I’ve been sad, irritated and short tempered. (To the chagrin of my family!). I am a very empathetic person, and the feelings of others often resonate very strongly within me. Many times, when tensions and energies are very strong, I struggle to understand, and contain my thoughts and feelings. That has certainly been the case this week. With all that happened last weekend and over this past week, my heart has been drawn back to my home state of South Dakota and the beautiful Lakota American Indians with which I lived in 1994 and 1995.

For those new to my blog, or if you aren’t aware of my story, In January of 1995, my first born son died when he was  8 days old, from complications due to several birth defects. Before and during that event in my life, my husband and I…

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Reblog of “flee from christian fundimentalism”

Do you think Christian fundamentalists are driving the United States into the Dark Ages? Author Dakota O’ Leary thinks so, and she makes a really good case for it in an article that she wrote in February 2013. You may read her article by clicking on the following safe link: Christian Fundamentalists Are Driving our […]

via Are Christian Fundamentalists Driving Our Country into the Dark Ages? — Flee from Christian Fundamentalism

September Eyes

it needs to be read..over and over again.

A Generous Helping

We’ve all heard the expression, “the eyes are the window to the soul.” It’s a rather absurd notion – not because of its veracity, but because of a lack of alternate windows. As if one could discern intent through an open mouth or wide nostril. Just look at the face. What social cue could you ever glean from its other orifices? Without the look me in the eye mother-son interaction, I can picture a young mother staring into her son’s ear to discover truth like a scientist into a microscope.

Take the literal interpretation and my general silliness away, I get the allusion. They eyes are amazing in what they can relay nonverbally. In fact, I got smacked by several sets of eyes very recently.

This month is September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I knew that before, but now that I work for CURE Childhood Cancer, I really…

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Just Thought You Should Know… How You Can Help Texas Flood Victims

reblog Purple Almond Nutrition’s post: we can make a difference.

The Purple Almond

I should be studying…I have a final exam to take… I have 3 final assignments due in less than a week…but right now, my mind and heart are in southern Texas. I can’t seem to focus on my studies. I keep thinking about all of the beautiful people down there and how they are suffering. ” You need to do something to help“, my heart tells me and I always follow my heart…always.

So, I thought I’d use this blog, my own little part of the universe, to spread the word on organizations that are seeking donations for the flood/hurricane victims down in Texas.

I’m sending out an appeal to all of my fellow bloggers…let’s band together and help in anyway we can. I challenge you to donate to one of the 16 organization on the list below. If we all donate just $10, think what a difference we…

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