Four Things…

“The world is supported by four things:
the learning of the wise, the justice of the great,
the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave.”

Inscribed on a 15th century Spanish University.

Published in: on October 30, 2007 at 9:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tommie Harris is a WARRIOR.

Tommie Harris Wants to Stop Gun Violence

NFL teams don’t usually take stands on controversial issues, so it was a little surprising to look at the Chicago Bears’ official web site today and see that the main headline is “Harris on a Mission to Stop Gun Violence.”

The accompanying article, about Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris, says he was moved to act after watching TV news accounts of Chicago Public School students who were shot and killed:

“I have a love for children and that really hurt me to see,” Harris said. “It’s sad to know that a young person doesn’t get a chance to live his life out. I feel if more people can voice their opinions or get stuff done, then a change will come.”

Harris is encouraging those who live in neighborhoods that are plagued by gun violence to email his foundation at TommieHarris.com to offer their input about how he can help.

If none of that sounds to you like “taking a stand on a controversial issue,” you have to understand the extent to which the National Rifle Association opposes famous people who support common-sense measures to curb gun violence. Panthers quarterback Vinny Testaverde and former NFL players Keyshawn Johnson and Doug Flutie are all on the NRA’s list of anti-gun celebrities for no reason other than speaking out in support of efforts to prevent gun violence.

Harris can expect to be added to that list. Good for him.

Link to Article

http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/10/26/tommie-harris-wants-to-stop-gun-violence/

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A personal note from Cheryl: I will be writing more about Tommie. He is someone very dear to my heart. And just know this about Tommie. He’s the REAL DEAL!

If used for the right purpose, guns are not a bad thing. Native Americans and others have used firearms to provide food for their people for years. I grew up around guns because I belong to a family that hunts. My grandfather was a dog trader & trainer. He trained top-of-the-line hunting dogs and people traveled long distances to buy dogs from him for hunting. And my grandmother hunted more than my grandfather ever did. It put food on the table. Guns were common place in my life. So, having been raised around guns, I have always had a healthy respect for guns and knew their danger from an early age. I know how to use guns properly and have been through training. I believe in the right to bear arms. Our country was built on that right. So don’t even try to take my gun away from me… I want to maintain my right to have a gun, thank you very much. But I also believe in trying to keep guns out of the wrong hands. This may be naive of me, but I can see people in the public spotlight uniting in some way with the NRA, finding common ground and solutions to the violent world our kids are growing up in. Perhaps Tommie can help initiate this. Too many are dying too young. Let’s find the answers together, be it more extensive education, compromised regulation or alternative programs of engagement for our youth that help build character and open up their horizons… and hopefully “together” we can bring an end to all this unnecessary violence.

Please visit Tommie’s website at www.TommieHarris.com to find out more about how you can help support his foundation! Let’s all get engaged to help make this world a better place! Our kids are worth investing in!

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Eyes of Hope by Cheryl Davis © 1988

 

When you look into the eyes of a child,

you see… the Creator.

 

See that you do not look down

on one of these little ones. For I tell you

that their angels in heaven always

see the face of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 18:10

Published in: on October 30, 2007 at 7:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Wado. 

Thank you for visiting my site. 

Please visit often!

Yigaquv osaniyu adanvto adadoligi naqvv utlogasdi nihi

(May The Great Spirit’s Blessings always be with you.)

Published in: on October 30, 2007 at 6:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

All Things Come Full Circle

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Within the Circle of Life by Cheryl Davis © 1992

Nothing is hidden.

All thought and actions are seen and heard.

All things effect those around us and our relationships with them.

Can one say they believe in the spirit world,

but then act as if it does not apply to them.

ALL THINGS COME FULL CIRCLE.

Published in: on October 30, 2007 at 6:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Earth Teach Me


Earth teach me stillness

as the grasses are stilled with light.

Earth teach me suffering

as old stones suffer with memory.

Earth teach me caring

as parents who secure their young.

Earth teach me courage

as the tree which stands all alone.

Earth teach me limitation

as the ant which crawls on the ground.

Earth teach me freedom

as the eagle which soars in the sky.

Earth teach me resignation

as the leaves which die in the fall.

Earth teach me regeneration

as the seed which rises in the spring.

Earth teach me to forget myself

as melted snow forgets its life.

Earth teach me to remember

kindness as dry fields weep

with rain.

—– Ute Indians of
North America

 

For a Nice Mixture of Beautiful Photos with this Poem Visit:

http://deafpagancrossroads.com/2008/04/22/earth-teach-me/

Published in: on October 5, 2007 at 1:04 pm  Leave a Comment