Each time I get closer to it, it just seems to drift farther and farther away, but I know SOMEBODY who is a Keeper irrespective of my impending meeting with ultra-success and superstardom (which are both empty on an eternal level anyway). And that is what I stand on... that is what keeps me sane and carries me through each and every day of this stifling condition called sameness which haunts me incessantly. I KNOW Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that I ask or think according to the power that worketh in me.
Watch this brief South Beach Tow clip and comment if you remember how Eddie and Eric went head-to-head in a Miami Subs Grill drive-thru. Can you name the title of this episode?
Please take 2 minutes to vote for Survivors In Action, Inc's own Ms. Alexis Moore, a phenomenal powerhouse and champion for victims of all forms of abuse. By clicking on the photo below and voting for Ms. Moore, you'll be contributing to a great cause with just a few mouse clicks.
"My husband Rene Michael Lima-Marin was incarcerated in 1998 at the age of 19 and served 10 years of his 16 year sentence for robbery in which he used an unloaded gun and no one was hurt. He was released in 2008 and placed on parole which he successfully completed in 2013. But in January 2014 it was determined that a clerical error had been made and he was sent back to prison for an additional 90 years.
During his six years of freedom, Rene strived to be a productive member of society. He had been rehabilitated and took full advantage of this second chance; we had a child, purchased a home, and got married. He coached his step-son’s soccer team, mentored other youth to stay out of trouble, and maintained full time employment so he could support our family.
To take him away from our family and lock him up for the rest of his life is unjust.
I certainly do not want to make light of the mistakes that Rene made as a teenager but I do call into question the life sentence Rene and our family faces. Does a man that was formally released from the penal system, met all the conditions of this release, and turned his life around deserve this type of justice? Are we as a society really willing to accept that a clerical error is enough justification to rip apart a family?
Rehabilitate means to help re-adapt, as to a former state of health or good repute. The entire penal system was created to rehabilitate and restore individuals to be productive members of society.
Please sign my petition asking Attorney General John Suthers, Arapahoe County Chief Judge William Blair Sylvester, and Colorado Appeals Chief Judge Alan Loeb to release Rene from this unjust sentencing. I ask for this so he may return home where he can continue to be a tax paying model employee, an engaged and loving father and a supportive husband." ~ Jasmine Lima-Marin
Jasmine, you know that you and Rene have my full support! I truly CANNOT put into words just how much this whole situation disgusts me...the grave miscarriage of justice by our legal system is beyond disappointing and disheartening. It is downright malicious in my opinion! But I won't continue to remind of you of the negative or obvious as we HAVE to remain positive and hopeful; keeping the faith no matter what! Because we know WHO we belong to! And no weapon formed against us shall prosper! Therefore, I will continue to spread the word the best that I know how as I also keep you both in my prayers. May you, Rene and your beautiful family be blessed with brighter days soon. ~Eric Bendross
Petitioning Mayor of Atlanta Georgia | Grady Hospital STOP the malicious prosecution of a United States Veteran suffering with a life-threatening illness.
"On January 2nd, 2014, United States Air Force veteran, Vizion Bryan Jones arrived by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital with a life threatening illness. While waiting to be seen Jones collapsed unto a stretcher. A member of the Grady security ordered Jones off of the stretcher, when he was unable to comply –due to his illness— reinforcement was called and Jones was assaulted, battered and arrested, without being treated at Grady hospital. Later Jones would be diagnosed with having the Swine-Flu upon receiving treatment at the Atlanta Veterans Administration hospital, by which time several others had already been exposed to Jones. We are asking that Grady Memorial hospital stop the malicious prosecution -wasting tax payer’s money and the court’s time—in prosecuting an ill veteran by signing this petition." ~Tausha Tate
To sign this petition, please click here. Thanks in advance for your attention and support.
A relationship is not the easiest connection to maintain. Adequate attention and nurturing is required to sustain its health. Ideally, both parties should possess a giving-spirit, patience, be empathetic and willing to put forth maximum effort towards the furtherance of their union. However, the most essential ingredient that ensures the good health and longevity of any relationship is the welcoming of the ALMIGHTY into the equation. The LORD must come first and abide through and through.
Regarding a GOD-fearing man and woman who are courting; each with the desire for marriage:
If you have been seeking the affection, delight and fondness of the one you desire you will NEVER truly attain it on a long-standing basis if that individual does not consistently see and experience the glory of GOD in you. However, with this revelation now, your motivation for glorifying GOD cannot be to ascertain your beloved's affection and attention. Your intentions toward the ALMIGHTY must be pure (a submitted heart is required) in order for you to truly be blessed and come into the blissful promises that GOD has made you. Reference: Matthew 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of GOD and HIS righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" Simply put: once you truly desire to be like CHRIST and passionately begin seeking to please our HEAVENLY FATHER with all of your heart (How? read 2 Peter 1:1-11 paying particular attention to verses 5-10, James 2:14-26, 1 Corinthians 13 and Galatians 5 especially verses 16-26) all of your heart's desires will just automatically start coming to you. It'll be like flies to waste (for lack of a better word *smile). The latter part of Psalm 84:11 (NLT) says "...The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right."
So numb, so numb, so numb, I'm just so numb...
She beat it out of me
'til there was nothing left
She put my heart in a vice-grip
'til I bled to death
What kind of woman does this to a man
I can hardly understand
Matter of fact it's beyond me
I'm blinded by the love I have...
no, it's a disease!
Oh, she's got me for sure this time
Now, I'm just a walking zombie!
So numb, so numb, so numb
I'm just so numb
She made me into this monster of a man, this is who I am
Gangrene of the heart
is what it's come to be
Pure chaos in overdrive will override all hope for a future of brightness
I'm consumed by this darkness
Yet I'm releasing my broken heartedness
Now, I just can't believe
I'm so numb, I'm so numb
just bury me now I'm so numb, so numb but wait...
There is hope, something to live for, No don't close the door on this weary man
whose let his passion gain the upper hand
Fear not young champion
for fear hinders progress
to this I must digress
Never let anyone tear you down
Keep you from wearing your crown
Rise up and be the King and Queen that you are
You're a star shining bright (on) this side of the hemisphere
Now you're here, you've arrived and you don't have to feel so numb.
Need that spiritual pick-me-up during the week? Many of us could use some uplifting