Archive | January, 2015


28 Jan

Memories meeting challenges on the road to Victory.

I Am Not Sick Boy


I have found different ways of protecting or shielding myself at certain periods of my life. As a chubby faced, dimpled little girl in a constant state of fear and turmoil, there was no physical place to run to for safety. My mind was my escape. In a way that I will never understand, my ‘spirit’ body would break free from this mistreated physical body and soar to a place to forget.

In just a few short years my mother would kidnap my sister and I to take us to Idaho to live with her and my grandmother. It was during this stage of my life that my ‘port in a storm’ became the bathroom. I had a daily ritual of climbing up on the small white stool to stand on the sink to open the medicine cabinet to find the razors on the top shelf. I would slice down…

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Thought for the day

27 Jan

Thought for the day.

via Thought for the day.

Jesus is the Lighthouse and we are the Lights of the World.

My Confession: I Love Women, if that Makes Me a Lesbian…

26 Jan

A Strong SiStar tempered by steel. Sister Cecilia has turned sorrows into strengths!! ❤ ❤

Mum C writes


Recently, I get many accusations that I may be a woman lover, mostly from men who see themselves as my knight in shinning armour and their families (well, the only person who must make see that knight is me and I’ve not seen him yet). Oh, what is wrong with loving women? I love women and will forever love women and I’m not saying I hate men, was I not fathered by a man? None must judge me for my choices. I will tell you the funny story of my existence.

When the choirmaster of a church deceived a pretty damsel, slept with her and some other women, impregnated her and bolted with some other woman, it was the kind lady who decided to house me for nine months before giving birth to a little child with a big head who turned out to be just me. One would think…

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Another New Author/Book Interview For Failing At Fatherhood by: Chelsea Patterson of Patheos.

26 Jan

Every life is a gift!

Jack Barr~Award Winning Author Of Failing At Fatherhood

Hello Friends, Readers, and Welcome New Friends,

I have been blessed with another wonderful invite to be interviewed about my book and what my family advocates for by the good folks at Patheos, . . .
Here is a little of who they are and what they do.

Hosting the conversation of faith. . .

Founded in 2008, is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world’s beliefs. Patheos is the website of choice for the millions of people looking for credible and balanced information about religion. Patheos brings together faith communities, academics, and the broader public into a single environment, and is the place where many people turn on a regular basis for insight, inspiration, and stimulating discussion. Patheos is unlike any other religious and spiritual site on the Web today.

As evidenced…

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My Secret Valley

25 Jan

Secret Forest Valley. The Trees are crying.


For over 2 decades this secret valley has my destination of retreat, and can be located a mere 15 minute walk through some pine reforestation on the outskirts of Hillsdale where I live.

I enter it very respectfully, being fully aware it is in the hands of private ownership.  Being extremely careful not to leave any trace of my presence, I will exit a slightly different route than I entered.  Throughout the different seasons, the places I enter and exit will vary, lest a trail will start to develop, which would draw attention to my intrusion.

Always very calming entering My Secret Valley! Always very calming entering My Secret Valley!

For over 22 years I have come here, ever since my wife and I moved to Hillsdale, and when my oldest, who is going on 23, was a baby.  This valley has been my place of retreat, a refuge, from the daily churn of hidebound life.

In a…

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Orca Dream Plea ~ Singing the Song of Our Cosmic Hearts

25 Jan

Orca Prayers

Tania Marie's Blog

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I posted this on Facebook, but feel guided to share it here as well.

I had such a vivid dream last night about Orcas and because of my connection with animals, I never take their messages lightly.

It definitely felt like a plea for help, with its disturbing elements, on both an individual species level and grander level collectively.

Their medicine is so potent as Animal Spirit Guides – see Spirit of Orca

While this dream felt collective in nature, there are always so many layers to dreams and I am embracing the personal through it as well.

Perhaps it also means I will be seeing them when in Iceland this February to commune in person.

Whatever it means, I have been carrying them with me all day and listening to what they have to share.

It’s interesting to note that…

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How Do We Reach Life Freedom From Gambling Addiction?

25 Jan

Recovery is a step by step, day by day and moment by moment process.

Let Recovery Start Here! A Gamble Free and Sober Blog. Celebrating My Recovery & Life With Others.

Hello Recovery Friends, Supporters, and New Visitors,


I felt this quote is fitting for the Freedom we experience in getting our lives back from compulsive addicted gambling. . .

So how do we claim our lives back from compulsive gambling addiction? How can we make that elusive first year in recovery without relapse? Well, every ones path is different, but this goal is the same for all of us!

Working through the 12-steps we sometimes are not comfortable in our own skin when we start to have those feelings of a Free Life from gambling addiction. For me it was very hard not to self sabotage myself after some months of being gamble free. Instead of moving forward in recovery, some of us don’t know how, or we start to get complacent when we are finally feeling some relief in the areas in recovery like, our finances, less triggers and urges, and much more.
That is the time we…

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