About dray0308

I graduated from UNC Charlotte with a BA in Religious History with an emphasis in early Christian origins. I have spent my adult life as an amateur philosopher and avid student of the academic side of Christian origins. My interest in philosophy has led me to observing human behavior, especially as it relates to personal fulfillment and achieving success. It is my mission to help dreamers understand how to become doers. By understanding a few universal principles those that wish, hope, dream, but never achieve can find the personal success they have always wanted.

It’s Official I’m An Award Winning Author. Thank You If You Voted!

Author, Kim Knight

Evening guys,

It has been a while since I posted anything personal, a writing prompt, or interacted I’ve been caught up with working on Conscious Talk Magazine and the next co-authored book with Didi, and I’ve been away. Sorry! That said, today I learned I’m an award winning author, with your votes for A Stranger In France my novel made it to the final! Thank you,  thank you and thank you it claimed the title Best Romance 2017 by Virtual Con Fantasy Literary Awards. I never had a chance to drum up much support for the final as I was out of the UK for the week of voting, but I’m happy with my award with the votes I had while I was away. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I never imaged I’d ever claim such a title for my work, or be able to say “I’m…

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I made it through the day without beating anyone with a chair. I’d say my people skills are improving. ~ Garfield/Jim Davis

The Purple Almond

I’ll be using

“Garfield” quotes this week. 

I couldn’t resist!

This is a perfect quote for a Monday.

Happy Monday Everyone! 

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No Whining Wednesday – Expect What You Cannot See

Pearls Before Swine

It’s been a minute since we’ve had a No Whining Wednesday, where we do not complain, whine or criticize for a 24 hour period.

If this is your first NWW be sure to CLICK HEREto learn more about this segment. For the rest of you, welcome back!

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We hold onto hope with shaking hands and weak hearts. It is something we fall back on in times of desperation and fear. We cry out loud for it, searching for solutions to our problems when there’s nothing left to do but wait. When things are out of our hands and we are no longer in control then, and only then, do we hope because there’s nothing left to do.

It is time for an upgrade.

Expect What You Cannot See

Hope by definition is the substance of what is expected, the proof of what we…

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The Finite Difference Between Acute and Chronic

Being Lydia!

I still remember the first thing said at my two-month pain clinic. This could be partly due to the fact I took it twice (due to my father’s passing); however, it is mostly because of the impact that it made on all of us.

“You are not here for us to help you get rid of your pain. If that was possible, you wouldn’t be here. We are here to help you manage that pain and have a better life in spite of it.”

Acute pain is what you get when you break a leg, have a headache or need your appendix removed. It is there to warn you of some danger or issue that needs to be looked after. When you put your hand on something hot you feel burning pain and usually remove it pretty quickly so you do not get severely burned. This is your brain receiving…

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Today’s Featured Blog…Scott’s Blog!!

Scott's Blog

baloons Picture from https://www.plovdivflowers.com/Plovdiv-Mylar_Balloons.html

My daughter and I celebrated our birthdays yesterday. I’m not big on celebrating my own but I was glad to celebrate hers. She turned 21.

Some of the decorations were mylar baloons filled with helium. I was in charge of their disposal. My first thought was to dispose of them into the dumpster. That is the correct and proper way to do it.

While I was thinking about how it might be difficult to keep them covered so they don’t fly out when I put them in the dumpster, this idea came in my head:

“Let them fly.”

As I watched them float up into the sky I felt a little guilty like I might be in trouble for littering but I also thought that it was the perfect end of my time with them. They floated away majestically and all I knew was they were free.

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Divine – Human Relationships – Kingdom Living (Sean Mungin Ministries)

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Growth in our understanding of God and our relationships with God results from our personal experiences. Therefore, to apply certain analogies to our approach to understanding our relationships with God is legitimate. How would God be able to

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It Might Be Time For a MS Check-Up

DannyUnfortunately I need to go see my neurologist.  I have noticed over the last few weeks that my symptoms are flaring up much more than usual.  This usually means a new lesion is causing an exacerbation.  When this occurs my limbs experience more pain than normal, which is incredibly uncomfortable.

Right now I am experiencing lightning flash pains in my legs that take my breathe away at times.  Also, I have been losing feeling in my left hand, which is a brand new symptom for me.  I’ve had hand pain in the past, but I’ve never experienced numbness.  The most annoying symptom is the return of the headaches.  I don’t want to go back on meds, but I also don’t want to burden Evelina with my constant complaining about the pain.

Hopefully the doctor has some great solution.

“She”

Talking to myselves

La mémoire se Fane she whispered… and then whispered she

This life is not mine and you are not me

Perhaps just a fraction… perhaps just a start

A small tiny fraction of what makes the whole heart

She did not like she but she adored she

She wondered what time she stopped being “me”

When she laid forfeit to this life of her own?

To be Eleanor Rigby every time she left home?

Hiding behind this mask she called she…

When, she wondered… will I become “me”–

~Fioza

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