A while back, a story hit the wire about a Tennessee judge ordering a woman to change her child's name from 'Messiah'.
The mother and father could not agree on a last name, thus they ended up in family court. Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered that the child's name be changed to 'Martin DeShawn McCullogh', which would include both parents' last names but left out the child's original name as given by the parents, 'Messiah'.
Sat, 12 Feb 2011 10:32:35 GMT
“You must weed your mind as you would weed your garden.”
We all have well-established habits of thought, emotion, reaction and judgement, and without the keen awareness of practice, we’re just acting out these patterns.
When they arise, we’re not aware they've arisen.
We get lost in them, identify with them, act on them — so much of our life is just acting out patterns.
As I was washing my hands the other evening before the meal I turned on the tap marked "C" and started to wash.
“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.” ― Alan Wilson Watts
When I first took up the habit of meditation I found it challenging but rewarding, yet there was something missing. When it came to my fifth of seven sessions my guide began to talk of patience and it's relationship to both mindfulness and good meditative practice.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Enforcement Unit arrested a fugitive sex offender on Friday. 47-year-old Kenneth David Painter is wanted on sex offender registry violation charges by Cuyahoga County in Cleveland, Ohio and by Harris County in Houston, Texas. Painter was a registered sex offender living in Knox County in 2005, but moved out of state in 2006.
Painter was taken into custody without incident around 12:30 p.m. on Friday at a business on Kingston Pike in Bearden. He is being held in the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility on two fugitive from justice charges and will be held until his extradition to Texas or Ohio.
Painter has a criminal history in Knox County that includes possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession, criminal impersonation, public intoxication, attempted failure to register as a sex offender, escape, harassment, indecent exposure, and fraud.