This Day…

So today we embrace this moment, be it cold, cloudy, windy, sunny or otherwise.
We wait patiently (or not) for what is to be, without forgetting to celebrate this very moment.
While we hold our dreams of tomorrow in our hearts, we must not forget to live in the present. To be present in whatever space we find ourselves. While we hold sacred our unique histories, and the memories they evoke. We honor precious memories of those who have gone before us, we, must mindfully live in this moment.
This moment is precious. This day is valuable. We have an opportunity to touch another life. To give thanks for the life we have. To treasure the memories of loved ones, and to appreciate the people in our lives now that we hold dear.
So while we value the future, dream each dream with color and passion. Fill the canvas with all the details of that which we are creating for tomorrow. We must honor today.
As we catch the breeze that fills our lungs with today’s chill air. Watch the wind chase the clouds across the sky. Hear the sounds of nature around us. We celebrate today.
Practice patience. Practice random acts of kindness. Be kind to ourselves. Be kind to others. Wrap this day in tenderness.
Speak softly, feel deeply, dance if you want to, hold up the sky because you can. Offer up an affirmation for peace, contentment, and gratitude, because we should.
Because we are deeply caring people, and the world is better for that.
Our caring matters to self, to others. Others matter to us. Laugh, even if at yourself… it will spark laughter in those around you even in the darkest of times there is humor to be found.
Don’t like something? DON’T DO IT.
Take the time to look at the beauty in your life, around you, within you. Do what makes you feel good, then do it more.
Walk on
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Arizona has me preaching …

Let’s talk today about using religion to foster hate and theocracy. How on earth can we as thinking, intelligent people allow ourselves to be convinced that “religious beliefs by any one group” lead to legislation that discriminates against any other group’s rights? The hot topic in the news is the absurdity of the new law in Arizona that is being driven by the supposed Christians that want to be allowed to deny services to gays. Are we that ignorant that we as Americans are willing to sit back and allow ourselves to once again be hijacked by these very powerful, supposedly religious bigots?
Did we learn nothing from slavery, from Hitler’s hate for Jews? From the religious extremists in the Middle East that kill people because they do not hold the same religious fervor that they espouse? Let’s face it; the religious right and zealots hate almost everybody except themselves. We allowed these same attitudes to drive the Salem Witch Hunts by the self-acclaimed pious believers in the early days of this country. The religious stoned them and hung them. Yet another example of how wrong people can be in the name of their religion.
We marched thousands of Native Americans from their homes, many who died on the Trail of tears, survivors driven onto reservations because their lack of Christianity posed such a great threat to the Governments’ want & way of life. They snatched the children from them and forced them into Catholic/missionary boarding schools where “good Catholics” beat them into denying their language, their heritage, and their beliefs. “Kill the Indian/save the man” was the goal. Essentially kidnapping them, and holding them hostage to the Catholic/Christian doctrine. We allowed this.
“Good Christian land owners purchased human beings and beat them into submission as slaves.  Americans allowed that, in fact, we legislated it. Even today, Black Americans are not fully endowed with all the advantages other Americans allow. Do we learn nothing from the wrongs perpetrated in our past? Remember when these same Christians made laws that interracial marriage was going to ruin our county and morally corrupt our children? Change only comes when people just won’t take being bullied and lied to any more. WE elect officials into positions of power and then fall victim to their abuses/lies and mismanagement while having to accept more hatred, and recognition that some folks use religion as a hatchet or sword.
The Religious Right are BULLIES. Make no mistake, they are the most powerful, richest, most narrow minded, hate filled group in this country today. They are the ones who make the laws we must abide by. They see themselves as the moral police, yet they turn their back on their own religious beliefs when it suits them. They too commit adultery, have children out of wed-lock, lie, steal, kill, and then judge everyone else. Can I get an Amen when I remind them to clean up their own act if they want to have power and authority over everyone that does not live by the very beliefs they say are directed by their own God, and then selectively ignored when they so choose? Oh yeah they have built in salvation if they say a little prayer, they can get forgiveness from the big “G”. That was one of the most clever ideas they came up with.
Go for it people. Have your own religious beliefs. Teach your children whatever you want to. Leave the rest of us alone.
“First they came for the Communists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist, then they came for Jews and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time, there was no one left to speak up, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.” Martin Niemoller
The thing about “Rights” is they are rights, not privileges, not guaranteed for some, and denied others. The “Religious Right has attacked the rights of adults to marry as they so choose, they say God forbids it, they say homosexuality is an abomination, but they forget that their own religion says each person is created in the very image of God. Can’t have it both ways now can they. So what happened, did God make some big mistakes and create gays? 
Oh yeah. They declare it a sin. Surly their God is not stupid enough to make the same mistake over and over again. That’s right, they are stupid and think people choose to be gay. They fear it’s contagious. I have to wonder on what day in their own life they decided to choose heterosexuality. Personal agendas, hatred, discrimination, minding the business of others all in the name of Jesus… seriously?
Hell, their own priests have been molesting and raping children for years and the church has allowed it and tried to cover it up. Yes, these are the same Christians that we are supposed to follow, maybe straight into their own belief in hell. Don’t even get me started on that one.
I don’t want the Religious Right to force their own beliefs down my throat, nor to force the entire American public to live by their biblical interpretations. They have been wrong in the past. What makes them continue to think they are right about denying gays the right to use services available to everyone else in the community?
If your religion tells you that you MUST have a bay because of its views on abortion, then labels the child as illegitimate because i’s views on marriage, maybe it’s time to reconsider your religion. You can’t have access to birth control according to the Religious right, but you have no choice according to them about the consequences of not having birth control. Either they want to increase the population to create a new generation of little Christians, or they are just way to interested in sex. Everybody’s sex. Who’s gay, who is straight, who fornicates with whom, etc. ect. ect.
So now, the new focus is on a person’s deeply held religious beliefs being allowed to deny services, which are purchased, to be denied based solely on one’s sexual identity. Are we really going to sit back and say “well, this doesn’t affect me because I’m not gay? Come on people, you’re an American. What is happening to “EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERY AMERICAN?” Has it really come to this? Sadly, yes. 
My religion is kindness. 
Other states are attempting the same bills of segregation and hate, people need to pay attention, close attention, as the winter games close, as many we astonished by Putin in Russia and feared for our athletes safety and his intolerance of gays…. now we are needing to wonder what is happening to the rich fabric on our own soils and the children of those who are standing in such hate. Heterosexuals are the parents of those they now are attempting to deny.  People stand UP as you pray today as you walk through this world and face the reality that let no one talk you into believing that another is not walking their own path the best way they know how and in the image of the Creator equally.
This concludes todays service…
May the CReator open the hearts of all in understanding that some things and people should just not visit AZ any longer or show up and show out. How Governor Brewer votes will probably affect how a lot of others vote…
 God sure dont’ like ugly and is surely seeing a lot of it these days.
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What are you capable of?

What Are We Capable Of?  We only need to take a look over the vast coverage of the Olympics to see the possibilities of capable, of desire, of want… We only have to look within, or in the mirror to see our reflections to see the infinite potential and possibilities of can, of will during times of strength, times of sorrow, times of desire or need. 
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Humans are capable of all things good and bad. We are capable of success, and failure. We each have the capacity to love and to loathe. It is the choices we make that govern the value of the life we live.  We know that our attitude is half  the battle. If we define through our actions the values we hold dear, making the right choice feels effortless. Executing the tasks may pose challenges. But we are strong capable people. So we rise to the occasion, visualize the path we have chosen, march to the beat of our own drum and move forward.
Be all that we chose to be. Turn quickly away from the choices that would diminish our good life, our good thoughts and deeds.  We don’t have to hate our enemy, we have only to refuse to be like them. We can refuse to emulate their actions.  We can choose to suffer jealousy for what others have, or anchor ourselves in gratitude for what we have. 
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal in to a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.  Melody Beattle
While we are capable of great successes, we can choose to see small failures as opportunities to grow. We have the capacity to grow stronger each day, through each experience. We can choose not to become a failure because every effort is not an instant success.
We consciously decide not to pursue every capacity that we have. Just having the capacity to do something does not mean we have to do it.  Not all potential is meant to be executed. As always, make each a good choice. 
Live life to it’s fullest. Be strong, enjoy each day. Do not waste a single moment.
Strive to reach your full capacity for change, for coping, for goodness, for good health, love, friendship, and success in all that you dream to be.
BE ALL THAT YOU CHOOSE TO BE. Achieve your capacity for GREATNESS.
 Have a magnificent weekend…
Today is National Margarita day!  enjoy with Jose or without, just enjoy the flavors of life!
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Adversity, Challenge, Opportunity

Adversity, Challenge or Opportunity?
When I hear someone say or assume they have no power over their own life, when someone says that life is too hard. I think, hard? As compared to what? When I hear of someone walking away when they should have stayed, I wonder… who’s needs are being met…
So life is not always easy. If it were, would we be able to identify the good times? What would we use to benchmark our good days against? Are we not always comparing and contrasting? A great meal is noticeable only because we have had a few that were somehow less than good. If they were all perfect, we would only consider them food, not great food.  So we know how good a day is, or an experience is because we have something to compare it to. This works the same for employment, relationships, illness, dying, death and grief; in fact, in every facet of our lives.
We need life’s challenges because they let us grow, they provide opportunity. They encourage us to stretch mentally, physically and emotionally. We are not paralyzed by challenges, but rather we discover who we are by the way we face them, and overcome whatever adversity they may hold.  The very measure of who we might become is determined by the way we demonstrate our mettle during tough times. The way I see it is, challenges faced and conquered let us know greatness. Adversities overcome, allow us to know and recognize our own strengths.
“At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found.” Hudson Newsletter
The trees there may be wind bent, shy on leaves, but they are rooted deep. They are strong and sturdy. A person who has never known real adversity can not know himself fully.  That rare bird cannot advise a friend for he has no firsthand knowledge of how to stand strong in his most vulnerable moments. He cannot bring to the table his wealth of experience staring down the jaws of trouble. On the other hand, we face big problems and come up with GREAT solutions. A chance to test ourselves against all life throws at us. We not only survive, we thrive. Because we are those trees at the timberline. We have been blown and tossed by life’s storms. We sink our roots deep in the good earth and
stand tall.
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”  Winston Churchill
Facing the challenges gives us a life that is interesting, but overcoming life’s adversities is what makes us stronger, our lives more meaningful.
In closing, we do not ask for the lightest load, but rather the strongest back to carry the load. We find in ourselves, the ability to face any adversity, to rise to each challenge before us, with our own inner strength. Sometimes we have to use our voice to speak what is needed, to take a stand, to advocate, to demand, to get in the face if you will until things are made right. The knowledge that we are strong, that we are already enough. WE all posses or can find a “can do” attitude if we want it badly enough. WE all can be the force during times of heartache, during times of adversity, challenges and change !
The force you are… walk on.
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My prayers go strong for a life long family who stood by, advocated for the matriarch who left this world this morning at 2:31am. May she walk on as she is reunited with so many… I love you all and am with you in spirit. It was not an easy walk for any of you, and “not like the brochure said it would be”. 
RIP Jean… finally you are free from pain. May the reunion be glorious, the girls will be fine…
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Walk in beauty,
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Take some chances being amazed

It is rather amazing when you look around.

Great Expectations, Great Disappointments.
No Expectations, No Disappointments.
But how sad and self limiting to face this destiny….. To expect so little that we can never realize any disappointment in our lives. I would rather fall flat on my face  weeping and cry from the sheer height from which I fell. Feel the pain, moan and groan occasionally, than crawl along, close to the ground, never soaring to any height just to prevent the fall.
My strongest belief is LEAP and the net will Appear!
Take some chances. OK so yes, we may fall and we may fall from great heights, but, it’s just a fall. We can bounce back. We are resilient! We are strong. We can choose to be strong, even when we momentarily find ourselves flat on our face. Remember when you were a kid and fell off your bike a thousand times before you could race up the street a million miles an hour?  Same thing. Fall. Go ahead and fall, pick yourself up, eventually you will get it right.
How else do we really live? Really feel the life energy we each have. We only know the joy of the ride, the freedom of the sky if we have experienced the ride.
 I am not encouraging reckless abandon all the time. But I fully support some wild moments. Taking some chances. After all, we have this moment to live life to the fullest. Not to always follow the safe and sure path that is predictable.
Sometimes we should LEAD,  Not Follow. Sometimes we should step out there. Turn on the dazzle, sparkle, just because we can. Often we find ourselves surrounded by joyless souls. They have the capacity to suck the joy out of life if we let them.  Why would we want to give up our personal power to these bleak, sad, angry souls. Better that we consider surrounding ourselves with lighter spirits. Be the light others need to see, and create for ourselves our own excitement, our own happy place.
By leading with our own light, we choose our own path. Straight up the hill,  not winded, sprinting the last hundred yards to the very edge of the cliff, with great expectations, great determination, sweat on our brow…a joyous CELEBRATION!  Leave the grouchy, hateful
dark souls at the base of the mountain if you must. Jump on a cloud, take the ride across the rainbow, and laugh all the way down.
OK so maybe it’s REAL risky to think that a real cloud will provide a soft landing from the top of the mountain, but you get my drift here, right?
Live with GUSTO. Take some reasonable chances. Look for MAGIC in your life. Create a good life, a great life. Work hard to achieve the life you want, dare to dream for. Laugh, love, sing, dance.
And no, not in your mind. Get out there today and CELEBRATE YOU!
Feel the earth beneath your feet, look up at the sky, touch the magic within YOU…
Walk in beauty,

if the Shoe Fits…

Life is like shoes, some fit, some don’t… Patti Labelle is known for her stage presence, her passion, her pipes… she is also known to take those shoes and throw them off on stage! Why? Not cos’ she doesn’t like them, not cos’ she doesn’t look good in them. BUT, because her darn feet hurt after a while! She knows it’s alright to change things up, to get comfortable, to not care what others may think …
I really don’t like all the shoes that may fit me from time to time.. So my thinking is, change shoes. The fit may be better or the “shoe” more welcome. I say this in returning to the theme of today being random acts of Kindness… BE kind to you, to all that you see or meet along your path. Be the change you want to see in your home, your community, your world.
You know how some things just resonate? Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” That song still
 replays in my head often. If you want to make a change, look in the mirror,
BE the change you want to see. So how do we translate this musical expression of wisdom into our own lives? It really does begin with us.
Lonely? Feeling unloved? Befriend someone. Get out there and make a friend, and acquaintance. Be the friend you wish you had and the universe will “gift” you a friend. Find something you are passionate about and make a contribution. Have a dream? Does it scare you at times? If not, you are not dreaming large enough! Spend time smiling at everyone you meet. The smile is contagious. You give one, you may get one. What happened to old fashioned pleasant greetings? Tip you hat, nod and smile… These small gestures are the way to begin the change. Do it so often it becomes your habit.
Unhappy and stressed? Laugh. Watch a funny movie or go to the local comedy club with a buddy. Go people watching, that’s surely a great and inexpensive way to get your laugh on!  Lots of funny books in the public library. Better yet, make someone laugh. I know it’s tough to do when you feel crushed by everyday stress. You are clever, and bigger than that potential bottomless pit of stress. Inside of each of us (or most of us) is the desire to be happy. This is only achieved internally. Happiness is not taken, it is given. Give of yourself, in the giving, you will receive so much more than you give. I promise.
Say what you mean, mean what you say. Be honest in all your interactions. Not hurtfully honest. But ethical, stand behind your promises. Don’t make a promise you can’t or won’t honor. Just be you. Remember, being you is the best you have to offer. So, be you. Be the best you that you can be. Make the changes necessary. Strive to make yourself better in some meaningful way everyday. Like a snowball, small changes lead to big results.
Look hard in the mirror where only you really know what that reflection means. Is there something about your life, your behavior that you want to change? Little steps lead to big changes. Each of us are responsible only for what we contribute to the mix. Good in, eventually leads to good results. So put something worthwhile out into the universe and reap the rewards. Not because you want more for yourself, but because it really is in the giving that we receive.
Go ahead, smile at the sun, throw a snowball, hug a tree. Recycle. Smile. Hug, really hug a friend. Speak kindly for it is easier to eat you own words when they are tender.
I close by asking everyone to listen again to Michael Jackson’s song “Man in the Mirror” and own the message it offers. I have, and am blessed by it. I wish you enough.
Enjoy your life, live it. You are the change agent in this world. Live well, love, be loved and laugh often. I wish you enough.
Walk in Beauty,
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Do The Right Things…

“Always do right, This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”Mark Twain
Be the beauty you want to see….
We must not fall in to the habit of taking the path of least resistance. We must always do the right thing. Because it is the right choice for our lives. The fact is we all know right from wrong. We know when we are talking ourselves into a “sorta right” action because it suits the moment, but to do right on a day to day basis is to live a good life. If we silently grapple with justifying some action that throws someone else under the bus, we do know that deep down in our heart, where our soul lives, we are making a bad choice.
It may sound like a cliche, but be honest. Honest in word and deed. Honesty must be the standard we all live by. We honor others with truth, we respect ourselves by being unfailingly truthful. Truth, offered up with kind intention can be made palatable even in the worst, most difficult encounter.
An honorable person is trustworthy. A trustworthy person is gold. Pure gold. So, be honest in all your endeavors. Be kind, forthright, do the right thing. When all else around you fails, you will not have failed yourself, nor those you value. Doing the right thing requires no explanation and no apology.
If I knew no one would ever find out what I have done, I would still do the same right thing. Because, I will always know what I have done. I am responsible for my integrity. I am the only one that will forever live with the consequences of the person I am and the person every choice leads me to become. I choose good deeds, worthy thoughts, and esteem to always live up to a high standard. It is the foundation of our character.
“You do not wake up one morning a bad person.  It happens by a thousand tiny surrenders of self-respect to self-interest.”  ~Robert Brault~
Others may, attempt to derail your reputation, your integrity will speak for itself. Speak truthfully, act with integrity, be honest and kind, loving, compassionate, considerate, giving and thoughtful. In doing so we honor ourselves, and the life we are meant to live.
Live well. Do the right thing, because you can. We must. Be the best version of you as you strive for excellence from within.
The fire is burning brightly, the embers are hot, the sage is filling the air.
My thoughts and prayers are surrounding old friends today as they sit bedside with their beloved Mother/Grandmother who is transitioning to the other side. May they find the courage to say all that is needed to be said, to touch her with amazing love and grace while finding humor as they talk to her and with her in the final hours. Godspeed and blessings to you all there dear lifetime friends… My heart is with you all.
Prayers going strong today,

DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D’Vante, Olivia, Joan,  Linda McDonald, Laura, Mitch, Eileen, Mary, Kelley, Joanna, Renie, Jean, K & A, Tony, Audrey, Anne, Patti R., Pat, Stephen, Matthew, Jane, Walter, Jen, Snoop, Lance Dyer, Dakota, Bev, Erik, Shari Taylor Webster, Stephen Bright and family, Gayle, Chris W., Penni, Suz, Chase, Jaxon, Matthew, Bryan, Corey Richardson (Kokie), Dave, Eric, Paul, Rick, Alexis, Bill, Tom, Bob, Kurt, Dianne, Suzannah,
Elizabeth Gardiner Myers, her beloved sister-in-law and family,  little Rylie, Jan, Charlie, Eagan, John D, John S., Kurt, Kendra, Matt, Stoney, Regina, Suz, Corby, TK, Ericka, Louise, Tommy, Joan, Bob, Fluff, Scott, The Korabek/Shram tribe, AnneMary, Shirley, Karen, Lori, Tanya,  Kendra, Kurt, Joan, Jack, Tom, Chris, Sabian, Rus, Stan, Greg, Scott, Christian, Mike, Richy, Areila, Penny, Ford, Bob, Frank, Eric, Kurt, Bob, Chases Cows, George, Justan, Phillip, Deion, Hunter, Pop, Ledg, Matthew, Stephen, Pat, Jennifer, 

ZERO, soar on dear one, we miss you always yet know you are with us in all the familiar places …Prayers and strength for Alexis and her family, Chelsea, Baby Florenzo, and Sara may the Creator welcome you all home to the Ancestors…   Those in Christiansburg VA and surrounding communities for strength and healing, VAAP, Stephen Deirslen and family,  Kurt, Ali, Jeremiah, Pop Spring, Joe, Rachel, Matthew, Nick, Leanne, Leslie, Stephen, Gayle, Karen, Janet, Perry, JT, Moses, Little Nicholas, Karen, Ericka, young Peyton, Bill, Shauna, Dixie, Kurt, J&L, John, Alexis, Kassity, Kelsi, Bob, Lauri, Larry, DC, Courtney and baby, Choctaw Nation, SODA, Kari, Jamie, Tiffany, Bob, David, The Durant P.D., Windhorse, Hezra and Dan, Pat, Joan, Jane, Mickey, Cynthia, Rubuye, Patches, Charla, Kurt, Lyle, Bear, Sylvia, Heidi, Samatha, Marcus, Brenda McQuire, Jan, Joan,  Louise E. Duckwork and her family, friends, Brother Michael Belford, Rev Bev and family,Erin, Bear, Ellie, Andrei, Maggie, ED, Mary, Ari, Kostas, Jean, Rene, Joanie, Stevie, Nat, Matt, Jamie,
For Sandy Hook and those in Newtown CT., for all those who have been touched, shattered and devastated by violence we are with you here and pray for an end to such horrible things happening in our world. 

For our warriors, We are fighting alongside you and thinking about you.

Rebecca, Hudson, Peyton, Dottie, Zero, George, Peyton, Billy Ray, Yvonne, Les, Lana, Lanita, Kelly, John, Bill,
~ `~


Erin, Ellie, Andrei, WM, Yvonne Cassie, Mildred, Michele, Evelyn, Kelly, Betsy, The Faulkner Family, Stan, Dan, Christie, Ledge, Rick Paul, Colin G Brady, 

NYPD, Guardian Angel Hospice and those there, Lanita, Dana, Leslie, Dottie, Kelly, Molly, Evan, Jeff, Ruby, Kevin, Scott, Dakota, Ruby, Dottie, Todd, John, BK, Clare, Yvonne, Evelyn, Sonny, Trace, Lyle, Michael, Beverly, Shauna, Dixie,

Julia Skinner and her NRV ELITE in Christiansburg VA,thank you for a wonderful year.
Coach Woodka, the Tarpon Springs Basketball team, Coach Carb and family, Cooper, Mark, Marvin, Zaden, Zamerion, Daniel, 

Carol, Sandy, Carrie and her family in Aurora,Ali,BK, Carolyn, Karen, Kelly and her family up North,

For those who have asked and we are standing with you in your time of sorrow, angst, difficulties.
   Heidi and family, Dianne, Ken,  Lori, Cynthia, Scott, Ali Legend, and children,  Heather Belle, Carolyn, Rog, Dusty, the 5,000 guardians now standing in the memory of Thomas O’Brien, the family of Trayvon Martin,

  Harriet, Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, BK, Stephanie, Lorrie, Pop and his family,

Sherry C.,  Katie and Bill Majestic, Marvin, Layne, Lori, Jim, D, Heidi, Julia, Rolling Thunder, The Patriot Guard, Carol,The Schram/Korabek family, Kyle, Mark, Todd, Yvonne, Harry, Kevin, Jen, Charles,  Glenn, “the littleOne”, Anne Klein, Monica Graff, Penny, Chris, Joy, Anne, Sara, Jenn, Shirley, AnneMary, Michael, Jeannie,Patti Labelle and family, The Wounded Warrior Brigades,   Warren Buffet, Best of health be yours sir, Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man, M Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,BK, Kevin, Dash, Graham, Suzannah,

Seth Greenberg and family, Eileen D. and family, Steve and family, Anne, A, Sandy, “EI”, Kev, Chris,
Lyle Emerson and his family in Buffalo and little Kendra fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,


Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,Joey, Sam, Tyler, Robbie, Elizabeth, Tommy,

Duke Limongello gone too soon,

and all the children of all colors, all ages, and causes
gone to soon.

Sandy Hook Elementary School
in memory and prayers:
  Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female
- Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male
- Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female.
- Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female
- Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female
- Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female
- Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06, male
- Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female
- Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06, female
- Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06, female
- Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male
- Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06, male
- James Mattioli , 3/22/06, male
- Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05, female
- Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female
- Emilie Parker, 5/12/06, female
- Jack Pinto, 5/06/06, male
- Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male
- Caroline Previdi, 9/07/06, female
- Jessica Rekos, 5/10/06, female
- Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female
- Lauren Rousseau, 6/1982, female (full date of birth not specified)
- Mary Sherlach, 2/11/56, female
- Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female
- Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male
- Allison N. Wyatt, 7/03/06, female


and for
OUR President and his family

of our United States of America,
those who are serving our Nation and their service animals
and all who have served

and their families,those who have fallen and are still missing we honor and thank you,

May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.

We  remember.

 Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr,  Barry Gibb, his family, Whitney, the Houston family, the family of our disco queen Donna Summer ,
Andre, Bill, Taft Abras, Mary Labyaks’ family , Andrea, Patti, Jamie, Sasha, Kerri, Josh, Kar, Cash, Neil, Lori, Cindi, Tom, Shasta, Bill Simpson and Family, Jenn, Steph, Dana, Kari, Sandy, Marty, Marsha, Wanda, Ellen, Cindee, Peggy, Joyce Cruz, a CANCER survivor working at Southwest Airlines *it was an honor to meet you dear one*, Ike Davis, in New Mexico, an artisan who plays in the mud and creates beautiful tings out there, *http://www.negroartist.com/* what a joy you are to so many of SOUTHWEST, thank you for visiting with me, prayers of continued success and tobacco to your Pueblo uncle! and for Christos Fandaros, Thomas Galvin, John Knudson, Curtis, Susie Langham, Stasia and Billy Hall, Christina Chavez and Rick and Ryan, Pam Meyer, Whitney, Diane Bystista, Susan, Leann Vincent, Roxanne Duran, Carole Poppendeck, Mary Jo H-shortes, Bridget, Robert Tanner Mara Tanner, Yolanda L Acosta, Antonio F. Balderrama, Denise Flowers, Lisa Balance, Sherry Stedman, Rose, Marquette, Acosta, Ortega, The Pueblo Peoples,
All those I was honored to spend time with in
” Choctaw Nation, IN, VA, DC, MD, FL, CT, PA, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakotas, Geisinger Medical Center, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Solaris Hospice, Evercare, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Gesinger, Guardian Angel Hospice,  Crossroads Hospice, New Hope Hospice, Comfort Keepers KS, El Paso, Santa Fe, Albuquerque”
Jeremy, Florence, Cal, Sarch, our friends of Portugal, Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda,LeeAnn, KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, “Probation Professional pals”, Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey, and Rod Markowski and family, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris Taylor of Detroit Medical Center,, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Geri, Chris, Matt, those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike, Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA, The Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade, Hope Hospice, Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green! Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, Beth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry, Clive,
2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (http://www.2wolvescreations.com/)

Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie’s family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene,  Jen and Brian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Helen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,

Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform… Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),
Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel  of the US MARINES and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL,  The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”… the dolphins , always our most remarkable dolphins!!!
AND for:
Anne, Jim, JADE, Cynthia, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark’s family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and . .. 

(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our prayer bowl.

Walk in beauty


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