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1. Woke up with a terrible migraine.

2. Still waiting on some information from TWLOHA. Therefor the 5 part series is being pushed back until that information is received. I do not want this series to be anything but 100% truth and real. I want to be able to offer the best informative information available. TWLOHA deserves that.

Hope everyone has a great Monday!!

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June 2, 2008 at 12:42 pm

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We Are One

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One of the blogs that I read every day is Jamie Tworkowski’s blog over at TWLOHA. Today while reading a post from May 15th he hit on something that made my chest cave in.

Before I continue read an excerpt from his entry:

“With TWLOHA, we often say that every story matters, that every life matters. We say that pain is real and that it deserves our attention. We say that people need other people. We would be following an awful trend if we bought into the idea that these things somehow only apply to people who live where we live, or speak the language we speak. There is distance in the borders and the barriers. Distance more with all the seas. The danger in the distance is that a great lie gets whispered. i don’t hear it, but i feel it when i see the pictures on the news. The lie i’m talking about says something like this: “It’s okay. This is happening far away. Those people are different. This doesn’t affect you. It doesn’t matter that much.””

So often I am so quickly to look at me, my close friends, my family, and how they are doing.
I ignore the person on the street.
At the grocery.
At the mall.
The patient at my work.
I do this because their lives I believe DO NOT effect my life.
In that thinking is where I am wrong.
The truth is, our lives should overlap in some form if we have the chance/opportunity to have contact with one another. We should choose to not be silent in our love, in our faith, in our walk.
Instead we should seek ways that we can share that love and faith. Not just with the people directly tied to us, but also with the people who don’t know us at all.

I appreciate Jamie for his honesty, boldness, and willingness to share the tug in his heart every time he blogs.

[To read the rest of Jamie’s post, please GO HERE]

[This is in participant with WaterCooler Wednesday at Randy Elrod’s blog]

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May 28, 2008 at 11:31 am


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Hands & Feet





I was browsing some blogs and came across a blog discussing abortion. (Read it here)
It’ll piss you off
Make you sad
It’s truth
Abortion needs a reaction

How many time do we react to the act of abortion but in a way that makes God disgusted that we reacted at all?

As Christians, we are called to love, regardless. Do we love them when we find out they have done something we hate? Do we love them in the midst of their sin?

This goes so much deeper than just abortion. However for now the question is as followed:

How can/should we react towards abortion, for the woman and the child?

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This is a part of WaterCooler Wednesday @ Randy Elrod’s site.

Written by vagabondrunn

May 14, 2008 at 10:09 am

Posted in Frusteration, Life, Protest

Ashamed & Humbled – Creative Chaos(8)

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This I felt was appropriate for Brody’s Positive Post Tuesday. Even though this is an old post, Lauren does something that I believe in her eyes and in the eyes of most of us, is creative, new, fresh, something we’re afraid to do. She will humble you.

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Last night I took the evening went to Indianapolis.

I did something for me.
I hit pause on my crazy life and did something enjoyable.
I deserve it right?

I took the evening and my friend Lauren and I took off to downtown Indianapolis. One of our traditions is bringing a variety of R&B cd’s and listening to them and laughing the whole time. This trip our music selection looked something like this:

Needless to say lots of laughs and lots of singing.(be thankful you weren’t in the car for the terrible singing by myself, lol) Anyhow, once we got there she had a few things she needed to buy, so we took our time and walked around Circle-Center for awhile. She ended up with a new pair of “fancy” shoes and some clothes from Hollister. (side note: any shopping done by my future daughter in Hollister will be closely monitored by myself)
After the mall we walked around downtown for a bit. Enjoyed an evening where the weather wasn’t too bad.
It was nice.
No crap.
No stress.
No “have to’s”
Just Lauren and I enjoying the company. We ended up eating at HardRock Cafe. Our normal restaurant we eat at when we go is Champps, but we decided to mix it up a little. As we walked past Champps, I felt like the whole restaurant was glaring at me.

Here was the best part of the evening. Lauren didn’t eat a lot of her food, so she asked for a box to go. As we were heading out the door she said this:

“I’m going to give this to the homeless guy sitting outside of Circle Center, is that okay?

I looked at Lauren and just smiled. Her heart is beautiful. She didn’t even think twice about it, she knew as soon as she asked for the box that that is what she was doing with her food. Honestly, I was so proud at that moment that she allows me to be her friend. I was the lucky one. The truth is, I wasn’t even thinking about feeding the homeless or even talking to them. If anything, sadly, my intention was to not make eye contact so I could go about my evening the way I wanted to.

When Lauren asked the man if he would like her food, he responded with, “Oh yes I would. God bless you princess.” All of this made me want to cry. You see, Lauren is not a believer in our God that we serve. However, Lauren noticed a need, and acted.
Lauren’s heart is HUGE.
She see’s God creative nature, just doesn’t know it’s his.
Her love for others is simply undescribable.
It left me proud, ashamed, and humbled.

What humbling experience have you had recently?

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May 13, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Love/Hate Relationship

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2002 Yukon


  • Drives Smooth
  • Looks Great
  • Fits lots of people
  • Heated Seats
  • Leather/Electric Seats
  • Lots of Power
  • Hate:

  • Enough Said.

    What do you love and hate??

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    May 10, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Posted in Frusteration, Life