Something ’bout a man on bended knee

To the very core it reveals his humility

Whether asking for a hand

Or fighting for his country

Or seeking the face of his Creator

For direction he so desperately needs

Something ’bout a man on bended knee

Gathering his composure to be strong for me

Humbling himself before the big game

Humbling himself by knowing

Who to thank

Vulnerable before his Maker

Knowing where his strength comes from

Not wanting to make a move without Him

Not embarrassed to become undone

Something ’bout a man on bended knee

Who lays his pride aside

Recognizing there’s One greater

Guiding him during the day

Watching him overnight

Something ’bout a man on bended knee

Rising from the ashes valiantly

Recovering from every fall

Admitting he doesn’t know it all

Not afraid to stand again

Strategy in sight

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Today, I Am Not a Victim

meme of Ted Cruz saying there is no room for athiests and gays in America in a speech at Liberty University.
How many children does he damage with his cynical use of hate to win votes?

We refuse to see the victims of hate speech but they are everywhere.

I don’t know if it is fear, selfishness, greed, ignorance or combinations of these.

What I know is that the statement, “I am not a victim” only applies to those people who have the resources they need to undo the damage and find self-acceptance.

To the extent that I have resources to heal my mind and see beyond the goal of
mere survival as an organism I am not a victim.

To the extent that my mind is free of the self-loathing and helplessness fostered in me by my narcissistic Mother and an abusive culture I am not a victim.

To the extent that I break my silence without freezing in panic I am not a victim.

Today I am free of the limitations imposed on me before I even understood that I had a mind.

Today I accept that I was a victim and now I am in charge of my life.

I must use what I’ve learned to help those who stay trapped in institutional and domestic abuse and in the mentality that all oppressive systems foster in their victims.

I must express what I’ve learned as a victim and a survivor to free other minds.

If there is a destiny; this is mine.

(c)  Rob Goldstein 2015 All Rights Reserved

The quote by Ted Cruz was found online. The image is not mine.






The Sunshine Award

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The Sunshine Award comes to me from saadia peerzada at Reflection of a rainbow

The rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.
  • Nominate some other bloggers for this award.
  • Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.
  • Her questions:
  • What is your favorite subject now and what was it back at school?
  • One wish?
  • What is that One thing that you cannot live without?
  • How often do you pray?
  • Do you believe in destiny?
  • What pleases you the most about blogging?
    Thank you saadia peerzada for the Sunshine Award. 1. What is my favorite subject?Right now my favorite subject is Quantum Physics. I’m especially intrigued by the idea that there are many universes.

    My favorite subject in school was Psychology.

    2. My one wish? That we stop turning murder and cruelty into games.

    3. One thing I cannot live without? My body.

    4. How often do I pray? Every day, quietly, alone and in silence.

    5. Do I believe in destiny? I believe that each of us has a role to play in human evolution.

    6. What do I like most about blogging?

    Two aspects of blogging are of equal importance to me: I found people who are genuinely interested in engaging with life and each other-and discovered that I am not alone.

My Questions:

1. What is your definition of courage?

2. What part does compassion play in your life?

3. If you had a mental illness, how would you want people to treat you?

4. What do you like most about aging? (or getting older?)

5. What is your worst fear?

My nominees:

Hummingbird Redemption



Advocate for Invisible Illness!


The Shaming of The Shrew