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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mary's Story

Documentary: It was 28 years ago on a Wednesday evening September 23, 1981 that our founder, Mary Elizabeth Yoder, was with seven of her family members when a drunk driver struck their car. Their father, Arnold C. Yoder, died within two hours. It is in honor of his life that together we are building TheACY's "Heal-a-Heart" legacy. Mary's life went upside down and inside out until she finally created the proper environment to fully grieve her loss. She now realizes that on the other side of this story is another human being, a man who simply made a bad choice. The Foundation exists to create avenues for empowering "victims" and "offenders" on their unique journey through grief - forgiveness - healing.

"When you 'Heal-a-Heart' you heal a life. Everyone's grief - forgiveness - healing process is unique. Wherever you are is perfect." Says Mary Elizabeth Yoder, founder and executive director; "Forgiving the man responsible for my father's death has been the biggest key to restoring peace in my heart. Within each of us is the capacity to heal and forgive." "Triumphing over tragedy through the power of forgiveness. It is the pathway to freedom and opening to love."

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dan Reed - The Dictator

Watch this stirring composition by musician Dan Reed, using footage from Charlie Chaplin's speech at the climax of the 1940 film "The Great Dictator" reminding us of the importance of "humanity" in making this world a better place to live in.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Barry White - You're the first, my last, my everything

Senior Citizens sing out for Hope

This song show how older people don't let there old bodies get in way.This very inspiring song. The weavers sing in reunion together.We show this to some of local the older people and they just love it, so we put here for you the senior Citizen of Nova Scotia to enjoy!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

The Kelsey Briggs Story.

Kelsey Briggs was born in Oklahoma on December 28,2002 after her parents Lance Briggs and Raye Dawn Smith were divorced.

At the end of 2004 Raye Dawn Smith started dating a man named Michael Lee Porter, whom she met at a local bar.

The first reported incident of child abuse regarding Kelsey was made on Jan.17,2005.

DHS confirmed Kelsey was abused and stated her mother Raye Dawn was the perpetrator due to her conflicting stories of Kelsey's injuries.

Kelsey Briggs grandmother Kathie Briggs was granted emergency custody Jan.24,2005.

Raye Dawn Smith married Michael Lee Porter on April 18,2005.
Kelsey was having overnight visitation with Raye and Porter even though a court order stated Porter was not to be around Kelsey.

On May 3,2005 Kelsey was taken out of her grandmother Kathie's care by OKDHS.

Kelsey was put in protective custody because of her broken legs that were confirmed from abuse.

May 4,2005 Kelsey was then moved to her maternal Grandmother Gayla Smith.

Kelsey suffered months of documented abuse.

June 15,2005 Judge Craig Key went against DHS recommedation and sent Kelsey back home to her mother and stepfather.
The judge confirmed Kelsey was being abused and stated,
"Perpetrator Unknown."

Kelsey was visited by a social worker approximately once every week.

Kelsey's biological father Lance Briggs was a soldier in Iraq he was undergoing care at a treatment facility for a back injury and was in the process of checking out from his duty in Fort Benning,Georgia.

Lance was schedueled to be home within
a week or two.

On October 11,2005 Kelsey was murdered.
Raye Dawn and Michael Porter were the only ones who had contact with Kelsey in the hour leading up to her death.

The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the abdomen,it was ruled a Homicide.

Two weeks later Porter was arrested on first degee murder.

Kelsey's mother Raye Dawn was later charged with two felonies, Child Neglect, and, Enabling Child Abuse.

In April of 2006 Kelsey's body was exhumed for a second autopsy where sexual abuse was documented.
The Stepfather's charges were amended to add the sexual abuse.

Porter and Smith divorced after Kelsey's death.

On February 2,2007 a plea negotiation was entered and approved by the paternal family.
The stepfather plead guilty to a reduced charge of Enabling Child Abuse and received 30 years in prison.
He has no possibility of parole for 25.5years.

Kelsey's mother Raye Dawn Smith went on trial July 9,2007.
She was found guilty of enabling child abuse, she will serve 27 years in prison, without the possibility of parole for 23 years.

Please visit
http://www.kelseyspurpose.org/
and remember HER innocent face next time you hear of someone being abused, reach out and help.

With the help and persistence of Kelsey's paternal grandma Kathie,
a new law "The Kelsey Briggs Child Protection Act" was established
into Oklahoma Law to help prevent this type of failure in the Oklahoma State System.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Third Eye Vision

The Third Eye can see beyond the physical,into higher frequencies.
The pineal gland is occasionally associated with the sixth chakra (also called Ajna or the third eye chakra in yoga). It is believed by some to be a dormant organ or black hole that can be awakened in Entered to enable,Third eye vision "telepathic" communication and Astral Travel.

In the physical body the eye views objects upside down. It sends the image of what it observes to the brain which interprets the image and makes it appear right side-up to us.

But the human body has another physical eye whose function has long been recognized by humanity. It is called the 'Third Eye' which in reality is the Pineal Gland. It is long thought to have mystical powers. Many consider it the Spiritual Third Eye, our Inner Vision.
The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave behind and above the pituitary gland which lies a little behind the root of the nose. It is located directly behind the eyes, attached to the third ventricle
The pineal gland contains a complete map of the visual field of the eyes

Hezekiah Walker: I need you to Survive *Lyrics*