“Don’t just be. Become.” JSM     Chapter Twelve Church   When the door creaked open and a traveler poked a head inside my room, I stuffed the paper back into…

“How can the rules be followed when the rules themselves aren’t clearly defined?” JSM   Chapter Eleven The Rules     I don’t believe a smile crested my lips for…

“It’s easy to forgive. Forgiveness is a complete unification of mind and heart. Forgiveness is the easy part. Forgetting–is pulling a million splinters from the brain.”  JSM   Chapter Ten…

“If a bridge must be burned leave nothing standing. Turn it to ash. Let the wind carry the remains away.” JSM     Chapter Nine     I’ve had multiple…

“When smothering darkness surrounds you, find a glimmer of light and never let it dwindle. The light will lead the way.” JSM   Chapter Eight       My eyes…

“It is what it is, whether bad or good, and everything happens just as it should.” JSM   Chapter Seven     I mentioned in a previous chapter that I’ve…

“Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power. Go figure.” JSM   Chapter Six   I was bored one night a few years ago, sitting around watching Big Bang Theory, and…

“Keep your friends close and the loyal friends closer. No one needs enemies.” JSM   Chapter Five   Phase two. In theory, the second phase of most anything should be…