PUT LOVE INTO ACTION

I think it’s natural for us to struggle with heartache and devotion. So many of us have these preconceived notions of what love is supposed to be. We get caught up in the glamorous bits and pieces looking for it to make us feel stupendous all the time. A quick look at how we define […]

SMILING THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS

Some of you know my story and know why I speak of the bittersweet ebb and flow of life. There is a mixture of pleasure and pain tinged with the excitement that comes from living fully immersed in the moment. As I type my girlfriend continues her battle with cancer nearing the end of her […]

WHY WE LIKE PRETTY LIES

I recently had a conversation with my oldest daughter’s Mother that rocked me to my core. She possesses a sort of brutal honesty I’ve come to appreciate and despise all in the same breath. While she always admonishes with love and wants me to prepare for whatever storms may come I’m not always prepared to […]

CALM COMES FROM WITHIN

Staying calm amidst the turmoil of our daily lives is almost a sort of super power. We’ve all came across those people who possess the ability to stay calm no matter what is happening in their lives. It’s a very beautiful quality to have. Fortunately, it’s also one that any of us can develop with […]

START BY BELIEVING IN YOURSELF

JUST BELIEVE It’s obvious to anyone who reads my blog that I have a firm belief in mysticism. I spend countless hours pounding keys talking about the grace afforded to me that allows me to be here. I went from a convict taking from others to a working class cog in the machine. I’ve decided […]

HOW TO OVERCOME ANYTHING

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL So I love shutting the door on my personal problems until they pile up with enough intensity to knock it down. Covid-19 pushed me out of a $30.00 an hour job and cut off my back up skill line cooking. Then they shut the door to the Churches, meetings, the Triangle […]

SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED OUT OF OUR OWN HEADS

HELPING OTHERS There are so many times I get completely overwhelmed with life. Like sometimes it’s just too much and I start looking at all that’s wrong. I don’t have enough of this. I’m too tired for that. I’m caving. I’m… I… Me me me me! Right, like I’m the center of the Universe and […]

FIND YOUR REASON WHY

See that picture? That’s high-tech on Gib Lewis. It’s a maximum security prison where they house offenders with a G-5 status- meaning they aren’t fit for general population. Somehow I was thrown in the mix there after a race riot erupted between Tango Blasts and Bloods on Torres Unit. As I am neither a blood […]

BE A GOOD SAMARITAN

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS… EVEN THE ASIAN ONES Recently, someone very close to me made a post that genuinely disturbed me. I hadn’t once thought of the effects ones heritage has on this coronavirus scare. My friend shares a classic lineage many gen x’ers can relate to. Her Father was shipped off to fight overseas and […]

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

BLESS YOUR ENEMIES “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” (NAB- Luke 6:27-28) For the longest time I struggled to put Jesus words into perspective and could not for the life of me understand why anyone would allow other people to […]