The Desert Sanctuary

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Listening to various life stories is another good way to gain experience and knowledge about relationships, life, belief, etc. It's impossible to know so many people, so listening to The Desert Sanctuate podcast seems like a good solution. It's a great collection of numerous stories from very different personalities. It's enough to listen to one episode to fall in love with this show forever. We are sure that it'll become your favorite blog, and the stories you'll hear there will help you get through the challenges life will pose. If you're studying, you'll hardly find the educational information in this podcast, so you'd better get help writing college papers online. BestCustomWriting.com is the best website for school and college students who can't tackle the workload alone and need assistance. It's always better to have one website where you can order any homework you need instead of searching for a tutor for each subject. The staff of this service is enormous and highly professional, so you can order any assignment you need and be sure that it'll be delivered on time. Your professor will never reveal that you used expert assistance.

84 – Glenn Klein – Sex in the Pews: Celebrating Sexuality / Exposing Religion

Karl Forehand

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Glenn Klein is an intersting fellow. He has been in radio for a long time, but he chose this interesting moniker for his podcast that is, among other things, provocative. It boasts two promises two objectives:

  • Celebrating Sexuality
  • Exposing Religion

What Glenn doesn’t say up front is that he is also a life coach, thus the “fun with a purpose” and “beautiful humans” expressions heard often. In the end, I don’t know what I was worried about – I don’t have any sponsors and this was probably one of the top 5 conversations I’ve had!

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Roy Etheridge is a person I met at my first Black Lives Matter rally. He is a truck driver, father / husband, and recording artist (known as Bezdawg). I wanted to talk to him because he is a normal person as much as any of us are. We talked about his brush with the law and his personal understanding and experience with racism.

Roy had a unique insight that I needed to hear.

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Look for his music under the title Bezdawg!

Roy is trying to start a business to help his community. Because of his incarceration, this is more difficult. Can you help him out, see HERE.

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Vanessa R. Brooks is quickly becoming one of my friends and a person Laura and I enjoy talking with. We recently, she was recommended for a talk we did with several people called, “A Message for White People.” It’s hard not to love and respect her, but sometimes her message attracts some haters. I suggest you sincerely listen to hear and you will grow to love her like we do.

From her bio: I am a Faith-Based Entrepreneur, Owner & CEO of Brooks Consulting & Training Solutions, LLC where I serve as an Inner Healing Life Coach, Neuro-Leader, Law of Attraction Expert, Counselor, & Consultant. I help professional and purpose driven individuals just like you experience deep inner healing, emotional and mind healing, and soul care. I am also a motivational speaker and conference host for the O.M.C. Inner Healing Gathering and Law of Attraction Masterclass & Workshops.

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Jordan Forehand is an English teacher in Taiwan and a journalist for the Free China Post and a podcaster for the Free China Pod. He is is also my son and my best friend. I don’t know any other white person personally that has so much knowledge about racism and issues that affect systemic racism.

I love having conversations with him and listening to his passion!

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Over the past year, Mark has become a good friend to me. He wears many hats, but always find time ot validate me and help me with my work. Since, he’s a fellow Quoir author, I look forward to many new adventures in the coming years!

Mark is a husband, Licensed Marriage and Family therapist #85177, theologian, writer, recording artist, Red Cross volunteer, and worship leader. He’s a voracious reader, researcher and all around biophilic. He has received a master’s degree in counseling through the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, N.Y., a master of divinity from Drew Theological School in N.J., and is currently working through his PsyD from Alliant International University in San Diego.

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Mick Davis Jr. is a normal guy that organizes Black Lives Matter rallies here in my area of Missouri. I hope you hear his heart, that the best thing we can do is learn and what would Jesus do (no, I mean really–the real Jesus).

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I genuinely felt like I was talking to my brother. Kent’s journey is interesting. But the only way to understand a story, is to listen to it. I invite you to listen in our conversation and Kent’s story.

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In this episode, Dr. Paul walks us through his HCS Focussing course. He explains the 5 step process that is also available in the free course. I gave him permission to talk about my most recent focussing session. I consider a significant even in my recent past.

This episode will help if you have question about what focussing is like.

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A Lament for George

Karl Forehand

I used to wrestle when I was in Junior High.  The organized kind where you go to meets and sit all day to participate in bracketed competition between kids of your weight bracket.  What I loved about it was the intensity of that three minutes.  The first time I wrestled, I thought I was going to pass out from exhaustion.  I made it through the whole match but lost miserably.  I got better over the next two years, won some matches and eventually quit because it conflicted with basketball.  But, there is one match I will never forget.

There were certain people that nobody wanted to wrestle.  One of those were the Gundy boys.  Yeah, that’s right the Oklahoma State football coach was around my age and I don’t remember if I every wrestled him, but I probably would have lost that match.  The brothers had wrestled from birth and were extremely gifted.  There were a couple of others that were really good, so I secretly wished they wouldn’t be on the bracket when I surveyed my chances of victory.

This day was different!  I looked over the bracket and didn’t see any of the superstars and liked my chances of taking home the bracket.  After I won, my first and second match, I decided to figure out who was next and then I saw him.  He wasn’t all that imposing – but he was black!  I do not know why that mattered, but it did.  I was in an integrated school a couple of times before this and I remember those years to be positive, but all-of-a-sudden something was happening to me. 

I remember pacing in the hallway waiting for the semi-final match with this guy.  When, I finally made it to the mat, my adrenaline was sky high.  My mind seemed like it was in a fog and I don’t remember very much about the match except that the match ended quickly, I was crowned the winner, and the other kid was crying because I had twisted his arm a little too hard.  It was my favorite move—the bar arm—but, I went a little too far.  I still don’t know exactly why—I think I was afraid of this kid that except for the skin color was almost exactly like me. 

This wrestling match did something do me.  It started my journey AWAY from the ignorance of racism.  But, it would be many years before I would be able to interact with people of color again in any real way.  I don’t know why there were no black kids at my private Christian, Fundamentalist school.  Wait, maybe I just answered my own question.  

So, when I see four white cops sit on a black man until he basically expires, I understand what initially causes people to overreact.  It is ignorance!  It is the ignorance that I had as a junior high wrester that made my adrenaline spike and caused me to go too far just because the dude was different than me.  Maybe it is a primal thing to help protect us, but I still don’t understand when they keep going.

I do not understand why it escalates.  I do not understand why two men have to stop a guy they think is a theif and can’t stop until that guy no longer exists.  I do not understand how you can continue to sit on a person that is begging you to stop and not even feel the life draining out of him.    I do not understand how police can shoot a person at point blank even after he has been subdued.  There is something pre-meditated in that.  Please don’t quote me statistics about “more people die from…” 

In the long run, it comes from the same source.  It come from classifying people as “other.”  When we do that, we dehumanize them.  Whether it’s political, racial or tribal, when we group other people into the “other” group of people, it becomes easier to imagine that they are a special kind of evil or they are just not worth the same consideration. 

We must change this from the root!  No more! 

My adrenaline rush in the 6th grade is still not okay, but I learned from it.  We must stop excusing these things away.  As I write this, my dog just growled at the kids walking by that are not of our household.  He can’t help himself—but he’s a dog!  We can and must do much better than that!

It is time—we really can move forward!  We can learn and grow and evolve!  I hope you’re with me. 

Karl Forehand


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