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Taking others into the promised land won’t happen by accident, somebody must take the lead. I often find myself awakened by frustration after frustration, believing that people do the right thing. They may know what is right and wrong but wether they do right is anyones guess. When we find ourselves in a toxic environment, it may just be that our senses have finally acknowledged that it is toxic. It’s often hard… Read More

Discovering what a failure we were when we did our best can be very sobering. Being the absent father, husband, son, trying to figure out how to put enough food on the table, make the right career choices and even trying to work out who we are can take it’s tole. All along we thought we were doing our best and then we find out we crossed so many lines to end… Read More

A society where fathers are absent, the next generation struggles with identity. We acknowledge that prisons are predominantly filled with men. Not necessarily are all these men evil but most have very little references of restraint, tough love, discipline and purpose. Men have an innate desire to hunt, protect and provide. Men definitely are created uniquely different from women who have an innate desire to birth, nurture and domesticate. While both sound… Read More

A human being has the capacity to do all sorts of atrocities in the course of survival. A human being also has the capacity to show all sorts of empathy and sacrifice to equally thrive as a species. The first reflects a ME generation the second reflects an US generation. There is nothing new under the sun and when Jesus says “Love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you”, He… Read More

Even in nature we see the leap from dependency to independence and the ultimate cycle is to give back to the whole to make it interdependent. Before there was any form of social security to fill the gaps of poverty and helping those most vulnerable, family was the ultimate incubator to fulfil all the stages. Growing in a migrant family I experienced all three stages of life within my small community. It… Read More

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