Month: February 2013

Grief

In November of 2001, getting into the car to take the kids to school, I kept hearing a cry. A cat crying.  I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from.  I initially thought this isn’t a distress sound but I continued to hear it as when I came home.  The sound was coming from…

What I’ve learned…..Part 1

What I’ve learned is that you can keep going long after you think you passed what you believe is your breaking point.  When people say they “don’t have it in them?” or they “can’t go on”, is in every sense of the word a cop out. The power and drive inside you can sustain any…

Future

So today I sat and pondered what I want to be when I grow up.  This is something that has really eluded me for the majority of my 38 years.   What do you love?  History, helping people, law.  What can you do to feed your family?  That has a million answers but in the…

Self Righteous Judgmental Bastards

You’d think this is a rant. You would only be half right.  It is the term used by Jay Bakker in one of the Revolution Churches posters.  The sign reads: “As Christians, WE ARE SORRY for being self righteous bastards.  Revolution: the Church for people who have given up on church.”   How powerful of…

Heritage

Funny how heritage seems to play a role in everything.  You may not see it clearly at first, but everything you do is a culmination of your heritage–social, ancestral, spiritual, cultural heritage.  How you talk, how you walk, the things you say are all a reflection of your heritage. I have become much more aware…

Justice

Justice. Such a subjective term.  Justice is putting away the bad guy who harms society.  On the other hand, justice can be freeing an innocent person of a crime they didn’t commit.  Lady Justice is always pictured with a blindfold, signifying justice being blind.  In reality, that is not the case.  She is not only…