Let Your Seeds Fall

Let Your Seeds Fall

A tree starts as a seed. We know that. What we don't always pay attention to is the lesson we can learn from that seed when it comes to living in hard times. This tiny thing starts in the dirt with no light, no roots, and surrounded by worms and bugs. Despite its meager start, however, it begins to grow. It stretches toward the light through mud, pushing against the roots of stronger plants, until  it peeks its stem out into the open air. Even then, it has to continue to fight. It has to survive harsh, dry summer heat and stand bare in the biting winter cold. It must shed the cold in the autumn and its short respite in the spring is short lived. A tree has to survive for years in these rotating conditions before it can stand tall and strong, admired for its scars and age. When that tree creates its own seeds, we learn another lesson.  We have seen...
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Life Cleanse

Life Cleanse

Greetings readers! So, first off, if you have read the other posts that are already on this site then you might notice that this is a very different way of starting my posts. That is because I have decided that because this is more of my blog that my writing voice should sound a little bit more like my own rather than philosophical and enlightened. Am I both of those things? I'd like to think so. However, I don't normally speak like that. Second, you've more than likely read the title and thought to yourself "What the f**k is a life cleanse?!" (My internal voice curses a lot, sorry if it offends anyone.) Story time! Within the last few months I have started working at a chiropractic office as a receptionist and newsletter writer. The premise of the practice and the overall organization that they work for is not only about getting your back into proper alignment, but also about living a healthier, cleaner...
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The question that haunts me

We live in a society that has always been involved in one war or another. It can be triggered by anything from money to rocks to lines in the dirt to the color of your hands. Even religion, which is meant to bring peace to the human soul during their short time in this life, seems to inspire bloodshed.   But why? Why must we resort to this violent depravity?   Perhaps it is because we have yet to find peace with ourselves, condemning those we deem different so we may feel more normal, acceptable. Maybe it's from frustration over the lack of answers to the universe's greatest questions: who are we? What are we here? We are so determined to have our answer be the only correct answer that we seek to diminish anyone who disagrees.   The question that haunts me, however, is if God hadn't made us all perfect then why did you make us at all? A question to think of if...
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“We Are All Witnesses”

"We are all witnesses."   In times of tragedy like this I think of these words from Elie Wiesel. In the two classes I was blessed to have with him, this phrase was a driving point to his work as a teacher, writer, and humanitarian.   We must all bare witness to a new tragedy today. One that hits, physically, very close to home for me. I have many friends in Orlando. I have even more in the LGBT community and it breaks my heart. I still can't believe that while I was sleeping and getting up for my Sunday, these people were fearing for their lives only two hours away from me.   We must bare witness the stories and the honesty of the lives of those who have fallen or been injured. We must bare witness to the result of rampant hatred and intolerance from different groups that have grown like a flourishing fungus. Then, we must continue on the journey...
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