Originally posted on 106.7 WTLC:
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.”
Originally posted on Mindfulbalance :
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.
Originally posted on Living Minimalist:
“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. Patience is a quality which we all feel we have (we all don’t) but it’s not always something to have as such, instead we have to proactively show it to the world around us. It isn’t something to simply show to other people either – be patient with life and it becomes so much easier to enjoy the journey too. Patience is something which I struggle with as I’ve always been highly outcome focused. I’m not saying that it’s not possible to show patience however as most of the time it’s simply a matter of slowing down both our bodies and minds. The best way to both encourage mindful reflection in life and good meditative practice is to look at the must-have goal of the situation and recognise that you can deal with and be alright with either outcome. We don’t know the outcome yet and it could be some time before we do but by considering the alternatives we see that everything will be okay.
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.