Prompt: Recurring places in dreams and/or fantasies
Prompt: Recurring places in dreams and/or fantasies
1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13
“To each individual the manifestation of the spirit is given for some benefit.”
Just as Jesus showed himself to the apostles and sent them on their mission work as his Father sent him, we also have the holy spirit within us as a guiding hand, showing us which path is the one that is best for each of us.
Write about when you’ve felt the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Today is the day, Holy Spirit.
You come upon us and leave a breath on each of us.
Your give your spirit to be a part of us,
as a third to join with the Father and the Son.
A guiding hand
There when needed,
Received with gratitude.
Back in January, I told you about a possible Supernatural spin-off tentatively called Wayward Sisters.
We’ve (actors and fans alike) been informed a few days ago that The CW network has decided to pass on this new, dynamic series. Those of us who were excited and looking forward to a female led sci-fi/fantasy series are heartbroken.
I’m writing this to encourage you to sign the linked PETITION to try and persuade The CW executives they’ve made a mistake.
For those of you who watch Supernatural, please watch the finale tomorrow night, and tweet your support. Along with #supernatual, include the hashtag #savewaywardsisters. I know the fans, cast, and crew will appreciate it.
In addition to signing the petition, you can also send your feedback directly to The CW as recommended in the following tweet.
If you have not done so yet, please send the CW President Mark Pedowitz a polite email asking him to change his mind on the #WaywardSisters decision. When he comes into work tomorrow, I want his inbox overflowing with love for Wayward. See mine below. firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/vn0tVXje8m
— Alana King #Wayward (@_KingBooks_) May 14, 2018
When contacting officials at the network, please be polite and express why you want to see the Wayward Sisters spin-off and what it means to you and your family. My daughter and I sent out our message on Monday by email to email@example.com.
Thank you for your support of this wonderful and what would be a unique show on television.
You’re in good company:
Well, this sucks. I hope some people change their minds. Or Venusian Brainslugs with a commitment to good television take over the minds of the relevant Network Execs. Right @kimrhodes4real? https://t.co/hUeTMDDE4e
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) May 14, 2018
Domestic violence awareness month happens in October. Maybe that’s because it’s getting closer to the holidays, and that’s a prime time for tempers to flare, control to be lost, and violence to erupt. Domestic violence impacts 1 in 3 women. That is a huge number of victims. In addition, there is a double standard when it comes to defending one’s self against domestic violence: women are more likely to go to jail for defending themselves than men are for the initial attack. Men murder their partner, and they go to jail for maybe a few years. Women killing their partners in self-defense after years of abuse will often get sentenced into the decades.
This isn’t about statistics, though.
About now, some of you may be wondering, if domestic violence awareness month is in October, why am I bringing this up in May. A week and a day ago was the seventh anniversary of my friend’s murder by her ex. She was murdered while washing out a tea kettle in the bathroom. One of her roommates was also killed. I am sad and embarrassed to say that I was in the ranks of being a victim-blamer, and I take every May to reevaluate her situation, realize how little I was able to see from my vantage point, and promise to do better when I see things in the future.
I made assumptions based on the little I knew, not realizing that there was an iceberg hidden that I was only seeing a very small, tiny bit of. That tiny bit gave me a false sense of security as well as superiority. Hubris.
It took me a long time to come to grips with my part as something of an enabler by dismissing what I was hearing as nonsense; by ignoring the hairs standing up on the back of my neck. I’ve prayed. I’ve journaled. I, along with other friends, did an anniversary/memorial tea tasting meditation ceremony (not sure how else to describe it.) It brought me closer to my friend and closer to closure for myself.
Leaving an abusive situation is not as simple as walking out of the door. There are emotional factors. There are economic factors. The one thing I learned is that it’s easy to judge someone from the outside. It’s easy to know the “right” call to make when you’re not the one who has to make it.
I wasn’t close enough to the situation to have stopped her murder, but I could have been less judgmental. I could have been more patient with her idiosyncrasies that in hindsight made sense even if they didn’t at the time. I could have been more supportive.
If you are, or someone you know is living in an abusive situation, ask what you can do to help. Offer options and solutions. Don’t tell the person what they “should” be doing or what you would be doing differently if you were in that situation.
The number to call for help is the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233
In 2013, at age 43, actor and musician Rob Benedict suffered a stroke at a fan convention in Toronto, Ontario. Thanks to the quck thinking of his Supernatural co-stars, Richard Speight, Jr., and Misha Collins, he was given medical help and is now doing very well, back to touring with Louden Swain, writing scripts and songs, and performing at Supernatural fan conventions across the world.
He has brought attention to the symptoms of stroke since then.
The acronym to remember is FAST:
Prompt: Think back to your childhood home. Describe one of the rooms in your home.