Daily Prompt: Mentor Me


 

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Daily Prompt: Mentor Me

Have you ever had a mentor?

Yes.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?

Trust no one without first validating everything important to you.

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Poof: Welcome to Adulthood – Daily Prompt


 

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When Childhood Ends

Daily Prompt: Your assignment, if you choose to accept it is – write about a defining moment in your life when you were forced to grow up in an instant (or a series of instants).

It began like any other morning. Wake up. Look over at the bed next to me. Is my sister there? No…yes…maybe? I don’t remember. These mornings used to start off livelier. But, all that has changed now.  Not sure if it was the first stroke or the second or third heartache scare, but life around here is definitely different now.

Just a year ago, I was so excited about graduating from high school. Everyone was there. People I didn’t expect to make it came. People I had not seen in ten years…came. Yes, life was much livelier a year ago. My biggest concern was figuring out how to tell my parents their baby girl was moving out. Then it all changed. Life postponed. Decision diverted.

Fast Forward. Ring. Ring. Ring. “Who could be calling this early in the morning?” “Hello”, I say into the old corded phone. “Yes, hello, is Mrs. Nicholas there?” the monotone and emotionless voice asks. “No, she isn’t. She on the way to see my father”, I say into the receiver half sleep. You thought there might have been a pause. There wasn’t. “Mr. Nicholas suffered another heartache or stroke this morning…” the voice begins to speak. And, I lose track of what she is saying now. My thoughts go to my unsuspecting mother. There are no cell phones to available to call her. We just started purchasing pagers. What do I say? What do I do? I look at the receiver. The detached voice is still speaking. “I don’t know where she is.”, I say. “She may be at my grandmother”, I force out my dry and crackling throat. The call ends.

My heart is racing. My mind is spinning. I pick up the phone. “Hello Granny? Is mom there?” I manage to speak into the receiver. “Yes, they were just getting ready to head to the hospital”, my granny says. “Can I talk to her for a minute?” I ask. “The hospital just called I began through a teary chest. He died this morning.” I say. I hear the confusion first and then the determination, “What?” my mother says. “Let me go. I’ve got to get to the hospital”, she says.

I stare at the brutal source of my new adulthood. Yes, life used to be livelier I think. I place the phone back on its base. So this is how my childhood dies. I can’t think. I don’t feel like talking. So I write. Your words still ring in my ear dad twenty years later, c’est la vie.

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Daily Writing Prompt – Home Turf: What 5 Things Makes My Home – Home?


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Daily Writing Prompt: Home Turf

What 5 Things Makes My Home – Home?

1.) My artwork

My artwork is a collection of pieces purchased, given, and traded for in exchange for my own created pieces (back when I used to paint). The purchased pieces represent a piece of my mind, my heart was attempting to express by the visual, my eyes did see. The given pieces are representations of what friends and family members believed would speak to me based on my current collection. The traded pieces are a sweet exchange of creativity from one artist to another. I gave of myself and the recipient/giver did the same.

2.) My Blu-ray & HD DVDs collections

They allude adventure, love, action, and passion. And, they remind me even in battle there are remnants left of the losing team. Sony and Microsoft fought a good fight. Sony won the war, but Microsoft’s contribution to the hi-definition movie industry will always exist as Blu-ray and HD DVDs sit side-by-side on my entertainment self.

3.) My writing desk

As a writer, my writing desk represents stories untold, characters underdevelopment in the right brain, and cognitive intuition of plots underdevelopment in the left brain. My writing desk makes rediscovering home an adventure as I release the electromagnetic energies of the temporal lobe across my screen each time I write a new piece. My writing desk speaks to me and says, “release the rainbow”, “release the ideal”, “release the concept”, “release the dream”, “release the vision”, and I will be your foundation that carries you home.

4.) Peace

There is an undeniable aura of peace when you cross the threshold of my home. The outside world drifts away the further you venture inside. It welcomes you in and washes over you with each breath you take.

5.) Tranquility

I have watched guest gravity into a spot and literally cascade away negative thoughts and emotions. The atmosphere whispers to all inhabitants, “take me away”. So we laugh, we drink, we eat, we are merry, and we forget about the things in the rearview mirror as we focus on the things alongside the road ahead.

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Weekly Writing Challenge – The Sound of Silence: Where are the Christians of Christ?


Link to Weekly Writing Challenge Overview:  

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/the-sound-of-silence/

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Introduction

 

The title is indicative of the silent noun characterized throughout this short journey of reconciliation.  My intentions are open for interpretation.  My words that follow are the product of spending far too much time on the internet.  The silence is deafening to me.  Moreover, the silence is excruciatingly maddening in the moment.  In the short time, I have been on WordPress; the silence appears to exist for many.  Regardless of your belief system, the silence editorialized below, is unacceptable.

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This is a story about overcoming the silence.

 

My Story of Silence

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Perhaps, I missed something, but Christians are simply believers in Christ.  Christians follow the Great Commandment declared by Christ, in the same way of our ancestors.   The very lineage of Christ is a radical concept.  I confess.

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There are many thoughts, words, and declarations accredited to Christ throughout the Gospels.  A particular one centers on a singular theme, which involves caring for the orphans and widows.  I am the first to proclaim, we have traveled oceans, if not continents, away from this declaration.  However, Christ, in scripture, never once maintained a ledger book recording his billable hours for healing or deliverance.  Of course, he did need the FAITH of the afflicted for all services.  Thus, there was a price, but in the measure of one’s faith.  However, this was before the time of political parties, federal banks, and the likes thereof. 

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Moreover, Christ never forced anyone to succumb to his way of thinking.  He came like the Age of Aquarius.  Love for each other.  Love for our community.  Love for our brothers and sisters.  Love for our government.  Love for our country.  Love for all people regardless of their origin, nationality, age, race, and yes, even sexual orientation. 

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I am so exhausted with the name of Christ being taken in vain to prove our dysfunctional ideal of civil responsibility or Christian duty actually equates to right-standing.  The people are seeking answers.  In theory, as Christians, we are the answer and not the cause for further questioning.  I have many friends in search of the truth and finding baseless suppositions.  Sadly, I understand their foregone conclusion, he just, might, not exist. 

 

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If not, for the hand of God on my life, I would still be conflicted and afflicted.  But all Glory to God, I am free to have an intimate and personal relationship with the Great I Am by and through the Holy Spirit. 

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I am so disgusted with my fellow Christians blighting the name of Christ with old, broken-down, watered-downed, twisted, and otherwise dead theologies, creating a misrepresentation of Christ’s character.  The more I type, the more it infuriates me, to consider, where we are, as a generation, today.  

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I am far from perfect.  I doubt I ever will be perfect.  I turn the mirror on myself each day, just to realize, HOW, imperfect I am.  Yet, my imperfection is not a license to castrate anyone in the name of Christ.  The ubiquitous onslaught of flawed images laying claim to the name of Christ, contradict directly with the deity, I know, and I love.   I really do feel like Morpheus with one pill in each hand.  And, sadly, there is a part of me screaming, please take them all.

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If we serve the same Christ as some of us do; can we agree to check our words, actions, and deeds against the life of Christ?  If by chance we serve someone else, can we leave that to Christ?  If we serve no one at all, I remember a text that states, every knee will bow.  Nowhere in the text did it state, we would cause any knee to bow.  I can trace the text to a singular commandment within our control, above all else, love one another.   If the world never knows him through self-proclaimed Christians, we have failed in our greatest mission on Earth.

 

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{A Word Comes Forth}

It is my prayer, we can agree as a community, we live in a broken world, but we are the healers for this time.  It is my prayer, we recognize, we can no longer afford to bicker about insignificant issues, when lives are at stake.  It is my prayer, every Christian, considers their personal message from Christ before inflicting damage on anyone in his name.  It is my prayer; we as a nation remember we are a country where freedom is a right and not a privilege.  This is my prayer, this is my declaration, and this is my decree. 

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Amen.

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Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge Submission (A Short: Karen’s Victorious Journey)


fort-point-arches - Writing ChallengeIn response to Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge found here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/inspiration-images-1000-words/

The original short story has been removed. I decided to publish it through Amazon’s KDP and Amazon does not allow simultaneous digital publishing.
You can find the Amazon Kindle version here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015S6NZ2U

Based on a work entitled Emptiness (Image only by Cheri Lucas Rowlands) found at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/inspiration-images-1000-words/.