Anastasia Awakens

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anastasiaawakens

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

I walk into the jail. It is my first day as the new supervisor of the medical unit. What a great opportunity to change things with this job. I did not know why they hired me to do this job. I had at the time 10-12 years working in psychiatry and this was a jail, which is mostly medical I thought.

I was there for a few minutes, and met the staff members. Right away there is a behavior code called and we are to rush to the cell to see what it is. I follow along and watch. We get to the cell and there is where I would first meet Anastasia…

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Sunday Blessings!

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Sunday Blessings to You!

“When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” -Proverbs 16:7

Many of us who live by our values or morals, at some point in our lives will need to take a stand. It’s frightening, and sometimes out of the norm, to speak up, voice trembling, “I do not believe this is the way to go. I do not believe this is the way to act or speak.  I’m sorry, but I can’t go along with this or follow you.” And by your statement, and even more courageously, your actions, you become the call in the wilderness.

People don’t like it. People don’t like to rock the boat. It’s easier for them to go along with the crowd, that status quo, even if the price to pay is a hollowness in their stomach for not acting according…

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