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Suffering Souls in the Phillipines: A Typhoon Strikes

Suffering Souls in the Phillipines: A Typhoon Strikes

November 12, 2013 by · 0 

There is not a single day that goes by that I do not come in contact with the Philippines. More accurately I have warm interaction with both Philippine-Americans and those vying for citizenship. As long as I can remember I have enjoyed a loving relationship with these my brothers and sisters. There was never anything forced. There was an effortless spiritual connection bringing about smiles and... Read more

Mercy For Paula Deen, and for ourselves/Deliverance?

Mercy For Paula Deen, and for ourselves/Deliverance?

July 2, 2013 by · 0 

 As recently as September 22, The Examiner reported that Paula Deen not only headlined a cooking show in Dallas but she was received with great enthusiasm by over a thousand fans, many of whom waited for autographs and took pictures with her. Paula was grateful and tearful at her reception. The event was The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention... Read more

A  Warrior’s Child…God Son in The Motherland

A Warrior’s Child…God Son in The Motherland

June 6, 2013 by · 0 

For awhile now. Tai Chi Togo, in Togo, Africa, through the good graces of its master, Leopold Ankude have treated me with great respect and honor. There is an effort under way to bring me to the Motherland to share my teachings in that the most historic setting for those of African descent. Yet, even there practitioners drink deeply of the classical Asian teachings. My understanding has always... Read more

Gone but not forgotten

Gone but not forgotten

March 11, 2013 by · 0 

Snow bike Photo by Sabine Kleftogiannis The true colors of this German bicycle are lost in a heavy covering of snow. The snow is gone but it is far from forgotten. Its effect will linger for days to come. Even when the last whiteness is gone the wetness will remain. When the sun has dried up the final moisture there will be memories of the beauty of the snowfall. A few weeks ago, just before... Read more

Inauguration Day:We were on fire!

Inauguration Day:We were on fire!

January 22, 2013 by · 0 

The swearing in of President Obama (CBS photo) While the official swearing in of President Barrack Hussein Obama took place in private on January 20, in accordance with law, a very public celebration unfolded before a very exuberant crowd of thousands of America. No matter how you viewed him, waving at the people, giving his powerful and inspiring speech or simply walking with the First Lady... Read more

Martin Luther King: You Can’t Slay The Spirit

Martin Luther King: You Can’t Slay The Spirit

January 21, 2013 by · 0 

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. When it comes to those who have the power to inspire us to a higher degree of action, there are no cultural barriers. There are no barriers at all, if you are receptive to truth. When I was a youth and member of the great Third Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia, I was surprised to hear Reverend C.H. Jordan speak of an India man he called, Mahatma Mohandas Ghandi.... Read more

FaceBook Review of Under The Sword

FaceBook Review of Under The Sword

January 19, 2013 by · 0 

"UNDER THE SWORD By Roshi, Vernon Kitabu Turner Jo T. Silva updated her status: , Under the Sword – Life Lessons to Awaken the Zen Warrior in you by Author and international Roshi, Vernon Kitabu Turner, is a “Must Read”. It is not only a “must read”, but it is a book to be absorbed, to be studied, to be highlighted, to be hidden in your heart, as much as devout believers would The... Read more

What Will You Give?

What Will You Give?

December 23, 2012 by · 0 

Artwork by Sabine Kleftogiannis. The Wise men laid gifts at the feet of the baby, Jesus. That those noble men would travel so far to honor a child born in a manger would seem to be, on the surface, an unparalleled act of selfless giving. After all, the baby was in impoverished circumstances. There was no reason to expect him to acknowledge their support, and he had nothing to give in return, not... Read more

Sandy Hook Elementary: For such as they is The Kingdom of Heaven

Sandy Hook Elementary: For such as they is The Kingdom of Heaven

December 19, 2012 by · 0 

The tragic incident at Sandy Hook Elementary brings back memories of when my daughter, Lakita, was that young. We had no clue that such violence could reach into a school. As far as we knew, our babies were safe. In a manner of speaking, my daughter is a grown woman now, . She graduated from college, got married, and has done everything in an orderly fashion except produce my grandchildren. I sometimes... Read more

Give Thanks Religiously

Give Thanks Religiously

November 22, 2012 by · 0 

Joyce prepared this Zendo turkey. Vegetarianism is not a requirement in this American community. As I write this, we Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving Day. As in the case of many holidays, a period has been set aside for us to show our gratefulness, if not for our lives, for all the stuff we have managed to acquire in our lives. If the business minds of our country have done their homework... Read more

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