Category Archives: Unshackled

Persistence Pays Off.

Debra in Blue dress.

Someone once said that, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Often when we start to think about a task, we try to imagine every last detail that goes into making a job complete. If we think about all the work that may be involved in accomplishing a goal, it might seem overwhelming and less likely to happen. However, if we think about our goal as one step that moves us closer to where we ultimately want to go, it makes our goal seem much more achievable. I am probably no different than anyone else when it comes to finishing what I start. I have all the good intentions in the world to achieve my goals, but what I lack in many instances is consistency and persistence. Consistency is the firmness of constitution or character. Holding it all together until I do what I set out to do; never giving up, but working hard until I get what I really want. It doesn’t mean that things will happen overnight, however, remaining faithful to the process will always yield a positive result. Other people might be able to slow me down, but I have the power to keep trying until I get what I want. This means you can too. Think about it and you’ll feel better.

Thou Shall Not Bear False Witness.

pinocchio long nose
pinocchio long nose

Exodus 20:16 says, “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” I think in this case the words; “false witness” refers to telling a lie. A lie is defined as something that is said that has not been proven to be true. In today’s society people love to repeat, repost, re-tweet, and reiterate information that sounds good, but may or may not be true.


It seems that everybody wants to be the first to tell the story even if the story has not been verified. Maybe that’s because we are living in a “microwave” society which means we want things to happen quick, fast and in a hurry.

We don’t have time to wait for all the facts; therefore, truth goes out the window. We use to have a mantra that a person is innocent until proven guilty, but it is just the opposite now; we are guilty because someone has made the charge.

It is incumbent upon the individual who is being accused to defend themselves against any and all allegations, even if those allegations have no basis in fact. It appears the more outlandish the charge the more it is believed and spread.

People today don’t seem to care how many lives are affected by the lies and half-true’s they tell as long as they receive viral status. It only becomes a problem when the violator becomes the violated. Then and only then are they really able to understand the hurt and pain of another.

I am not saying people don’t deserve to be believed, but people don’t deserve to be persecuted without proof or facts either. There are times when people are being totally honest, but they are not telling the truth. Waiting on the facts might take a little longer, but isn’t the truth worth it? Just take a little time and think about it.