After marriage

My thumb used to rub the empty space where the wedding ring had been for the past 17 or so years.  It’s absence is a reminder of the events of the past years.  “For better, for worse, ’till death do us part.”.  Although both of us are still very much alive, we have parted ways all the same.  Now there comes the long period of readjustment.

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Praying for the people who persecute us. Is it really possible?

This post has been really difficult to publish.  Terrible things have happened and I don’t want to jump on some media bandwagon and take advantage of someone’s grief, but I would like to highlight some profound things which have taken place.


At about 9pm on June 17th 2015, Cynthia Hurd, 54; Susie Jackson, 87; Ethel Lance, 70; Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49; Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45 and Myra Thompson, 59 were killed after Dylann Roof opened fire during a bible study at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C..  Roof was taken into custody following an eighteen hour manhunt.

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