• Tainted by my own deception of giving in to the flesh for so long, I had fallen into the trap. I felt because if I gave all my goods away, I would be even more desirable. Funny how the mind tricks us into believe our own lies. I mean you can look at things around you and receive answers that you had questioned years prior but that one simple question that carries the weight of so much, you can never find. "What makes me think that they want me?" I was not worthy of many things because I caused myself to be encased into a lie in which I created. A lie built upon the first lie; I am not worthy to be loved. Why feel that I am not worthy when I can achieve all that I put my mind to? Simple really. Because I pushed so many people away and felt undeserving as a child, not getting what I wanted (having a dad around), I felt that I could never be loved. Of course this story plays out over and over again when I reach a certain point in my life. It returns like a cold winter night haunting me

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  • When Ryan Cushing was apprehended for throwing a frozen turkey at Victoria Ruvolo's car, which crashed, sending her into a coma for a month, he faced 25 years in prison.

    After hearing this sentence, Victoria decided she wanted to learn more about the teen who did this to her, and understand what would drive him to commit this random act of violence.

    She decided she didn't want him to "rot in jail" and instead insisted on a lighter sentence.

    "Because of me, he got six months in jail with five years probation, with community service and psychiatric help," says Victoria. "I always said God gave me a second chance, so I just passed it on."

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  • A delicious, no-bake holiday dessert!

    When you're ready to line up the holiday dessert table with miniature desserts, pick out recipes that take less than an hour or so to prepare. The holidays are busy enough without baking and cooking activities, so a few no-bake recipes can save time and still satisfy a crowd!

    Chocolate-cherry bombs made with JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin took me less than 15 minutes to put together and were ready to serve within an hour. These eye-catching, miniature desserts would make a great addition to any holiday table and are sure to be an instant hit with chocolate lovers.

    Here's how to make your own batch of 14 chocolate-cherry bombs:

    What you'll need:

    1/3 cup boiling water

    1 package (3 oz.) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin

    1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk

    2 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, coarsely chopped

    14 maraschino cherries with stems, drained

    14 3 oz. paper cups sprayed with cooking spray

    Baking sheet or tray

    To make chocolate cherry-bombs:

    Step 1:

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  • Casa Doru

    Casa Doru is the place where hope is frightened to come in and remains at the entrance door. It doesn't even knock; sometimes I wonder if it even steps outside the sliding doors. Now that I think about it, people come in and out of its gate, but this hurried come and go looks like a trip to a lost city. In Casa Doru the bread crumbles are crying. In Casa Doru a smile makes you wanna cry and the sound of laughter sounds like a land downfall. It's the place where the cartoons drawn on the walls stare back creepily. It's where if you're too sick to act socially iresponsible you are kept under lock and key and from where the rest of the world is violently sliced into pieces by the grey Venetian blinds. It's a place where being alone doesn't go in the same direction with its meaning in the outer world. You can hear everyone else's thoughts, so you gotta be a player. It's only the empty glasses that are filled, with emptiness. It's the place where an always there autumn panorama

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