May 20, 2013

Information for Oklahoma tornadoes

There are several links available tonight if you are far away and looking for a way to help. 
I'll add as I can...

*one more 10:17*

LAST UPDATE PROVIDED BY Prayers For Moore, Oklahoma on Facebook.

"BUSES are coming into Moore at 19th and Eagle to transport people to locations, such as shelters and to the places where lost and found Children are staying...such as First Baptist Church for High School Students and St. Andrew’s Methodist Church for the younger children..."

If you find displaced ANIMALS, you can take them to the Animal Resource Center at 7949 S. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 604-2892 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (405) 604-2892 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting

MOORE RESIDENTS call 211 for numbers and information.... This is a NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER. It's just a number for numbers to resources and information.


A Salvation Army truck will be here at KFOR-TV to collect supplies for tornado victims starting Tuesday morning.
444 E. Britton Rd.Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Please DO NOT bring clothing. 

Items needed:
 - Bottled water
- Gatorade
- Wipes
- Diapers
- Baby formula
- Hand towels
- Individually wrapped snacks
- Work gloves

Financial donations can also be made to the Salvation Army.
Text “storm” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.

*last update for tonight* 10:10 pm

You can find updated information here as well, I would assume they will be streaming as long as they have the live coverage and stories.  News 9 has done an amazing job of keeping up with the updates as well as information on how you can help. 

News 9 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Give Blood!

Oklahoma Blood Institute & the American Red Cross.

You will need to check and make sure these locations are still standing and what they are accepting as they might only be needing certain items. 

Courtesy of

Oklahoma City food banks.

Find the locations, addresses, and phone numbers of Oklahoma City area food banks. A number of churches, charities, non-profits, and even government offices may be able to provide food to anyone who needs help.
While some centers may have income criteria or qualifications that need to be met, in general most facilities will help people of all backgrounds, income levels, and religions. Provided that a location has ample supplies, rarely will anyone be turned away. The food banks in Oklahoma realize that from time to time people are faced with a hardship or short term crisis, and individuals and families may need a little help, support, or food to make it through that period. So the centers do what they can to help the less fortunate. This may include government aid as well, such as SNAP food stamps. This helps people from needing to make the decision between buying food for their family or paying their rent or bills.

ROC Food Pantry
7710 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73127
Phone number - 440-9994

Bethany Church of Christ
3301 N Rockwell Avenue
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
Telephone number - 789-2923

First Baptist Church - Bethany
3800 N Mueller Avenue
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
Dial for help - 789-3312

Courtesy of MSN
A massive tornado ripped through the middle of the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, leveling hundreds of homes and buildings, including at least one elementary school with children still inside. At least 51 people have been killed, and dozens are still missing, many of them children. Authorities are asking people who would like to help to stay out of the area until further notice but welcome assistance for the people affected in other ways:

Text "redcross" to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Family pets and animals are also severely impacted. Donate to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society or the Humane Society of the United States disaster relief funds.  Remember there are family pets and livestock who are displaced and will need food, shelter and fresh water. 

Do not drink the water until it has been cleared!  That includes giving it to animals!

The Salvation Army and Oklahoma Disaster Relief are delivering food and disaster response to victims and are accepting financial help.

  • Donate to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

  • *updated* You can also visit the Prayers for Moore, Oklahoma Facebook page.  They will have a TON of information, and also have a shelter list. 

    OU opening housing for families displaced by tornado.
    Call (405) 325-2511 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (405) 325-2511 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting for help.

    "We are opening the ARC as a relief center for animals effected by the tornado. If you have no place to keep your pet tonight or find one wandering, we will try and take it in. We do not have that many crates, so anything that you can provide us will help.
    If anyone has lost or found a dog post it here.
    Call us at 405-604-2892 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 405-604-2892 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting ~ via Animal Resource Ctr."

    If you have older children who are still missing, some Plaza Towers students have been taken to St. Andrews Methodist Church at 119th and May in OKC. ~ KFOR News

    The AMERICAN RED CROSS has a site that is called Safe and Well.  This site enables you to either list yourself as a survivor, or look for surviving family members. 

    NEWS 9 will be accepting the following items tomorrow starting at 10 am for survivors and displaces families. 

    Bottled Water

    They are asking to only bring items from their list of needed things.  You can also send a donation via cash, money order, or check to:

    7401 N. Kelley Oklahoma City, OK 73111

    All received monies will be distributed to the American Red Cross. 

    Donate by phone: 800-725-2769 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-725-2769 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
    Or send a check to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. Designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks.
    You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”

    Donate by phone: 800-627-4556 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-627-4556 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting 

    Shelters: I would assume open until they are at max capacity per fire code:

    University of Oklahoma – student housing (Norman)

    Oklahoma Baptist University – student housing (Shawnee)

    Graceway Baptist Church, located at 1100 S.W. 104th in Oklahoma City.

    Oakcrest Church of Christ at 1111 S.W. 89th Street in Moore.

    Victory Church, located 4300 North MacArthur in Oklahoma City.

    Journey Church in Norman I-35 and Tecumseh Road is open as a shelter.

    Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at 801 N.E. 5th St. Oklahoma City.

    St. Andrews Church, located at S.W. 119th and May.

    Trinity Church of the Nazarene is open as an emergency shelter. It is located at 7301 S. Walker, just on the north side of I-240.

    #pray #give
    Live, love


    May 15, 2013

    Only Timing Understands Timing

    It's the tiny miracles that we miss every day.   They are quiet steps towards our dreams.  Some may seem to be disappointments because the tiny miracles aren't big enough.  Sometimes the divine spirit tries to stop us, to protect us, by simply nudging us back onto the path we were supposed to take.   If we fight long enough, I think that eventually the universe gives up and lets us forge ahead without any guidance at all.  That is a sad point in our existence, when we stop listening...

    Little by little and day by day we don't notice the progress.  Until we are staring a big success in the face.  We were so focused on all of the things we thought were going wrong, when we were missing the things going right.  The disappointments were merely light houses.  Tiny shimmers of light guiding us to our destination. 

    The spirits leave the important stuff.   They weed out the things that are no longer good for us.  Especially when we are blinded by trauma.  They step in and do not allow our hearts to let go of what's important, they just tuck it away, protected, while we heal.  When the timing is right, we are blessed with exactly what we were hoping for.  We should have gratitude during the dark times.  We should have gratitude for those tiny, everyday miracles. 

    But only timing understands timing.  Not you.  Nor I.  Timing, with her ferocious attitude and steadfast temper...  She keeps things from us until she is good and ready to allow us the granting of such wishes, or the accomplishment of a goal.  Only timing, in her solitude and gracious patience will understand why it cannot happen now.  We never understand until the clear picture presents itself in entirety.  She holds the rights.  She holds the cards.  She knows the next move.  

    We do not give enough credit to physics, the law of attraction, and the sub-conscious.  We do not give enough credit to our world.  We need to learn to rely on our intuition once again and trust in the guidance through our own feelings and our own heart. 

    We don't ask enough questions.  We don't listen well enough to the answers. 

    I don't live in regret.  I live in constant lesson.  Forever a student in this lifetime.  Hopefully the best is yet to come. 

    When timing sees fit, we shall know where our paths are taking us.  Can we make our ways through uncharted ground, make things happen?  Certainly.  But I honestly believe that timing is the divine power that allows us to forge through that uncharted territory, she holds our hand the entire time.   

    Have hope.  Have patience.  Pray.  When your hours are dark, pray to whomever you pray to and with.  Most of all, learn to let go. 

    Put your blind faith to the test.   Let timing have her way for just once.  See how patience teaches us gratitude. 

    And always,

    Live, love. 

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    May 9, 2013


    Tiffany Luv Wright
    All lyrics, poetry, short stories, and novel excerpts are the sole property of Tiffany Luv Wright Copyright 2013

    Why can't these feelings just go away?
    Why do I allow them to stay?

    I think of your memory and it is a tiny fleeting moment in my day.
    We break under society and its concept of love.

    But was love not the gift from above?
    I find the little signs that led me to you.

    And all the sunshine in the world cannot change my color from blue.

    We wade through the darkest of the night.
    With dreams in tow on the dark wings of flight.

    I want to kiss you and whisper in your ear,
    But instead all I find is one lonely tear.

    "Careful with my love",
    you said softly.

    And now I'm not even sure I can find my feet.

    "Come back to love me and see",
    you cried down on one bended knee.

    All I could see is my own fear,
    And the darkness that was creeping near.

    "I'll hold you and keep you heart safe from the night."

    Those were the words I heard,
    As I learned to conquer my own fright. 

    When the storm finally broke,
    I had learned to use your love as a cloak.

    Synchronicity was the candle and paths light.

    And the dawn will always come after the darkest of night.

    All who wander are not lost,
    We simply find the path to one another,
    no matter the cost. 

    Live, love.  Follow me on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @tiffluv78

    #listening #googoodolls #beforeitstoolate #Pandora

    May 8, 2013


    I hope everyone is having a great week!  Spring is here, and it is beautiful.  Green and lush! I love the color green.  It always symbolized "new" to me. 

    I know you're tired but come, this way.  Rumi

     I'm not sure how much longer I can keep up with the writing here.  I will try to update on a weekly basis, possibly once during the weekends. 

    Time to practice what I preach, and live in the present.  I won't fall off of the map completely, but I need some space and time for the time being.  Re-adjust, "pause", and take some slow steps forwards.  Then I can re-assess my schedule and see how much I can give. 

    I hope the inspiration here has helped many of you along the way, and I am sorry I can't keep up with it more often. I gave it a good fight!

    As always send me a message, or connect with me via the blog or on Facebook and Twitter. 

    Live, love.

    #listening #lifehouse #storm
    Twitter @tiffluv78

    May 6, 2013

    The Simplicity Of Love

    When you transform your life and start living from a place of gratitude, life becomes simpleLove becomes simple.  You just let people be who they were intended to be.  You take the hardships, and the lessons that accompany them and you grow.  You move back and forth from uncomfortable and comfortable.  Eventually you start to recognize that when the uncomfortable emerges there will be comfortable following.  But not a complacent comfort.  It is the kind of comfort you get when you finally give in to your heart and its voice.

    When you try and live through logic only, and disregard what your heart is telling you to do, eventually it catches up to you.  The heart and mind have to be in sync.  No amount of comfort or complacency can evade the heart. 

    When you tell yourself it was or, is "just" a feeling, you are denying your own truth.  Sure you can change the negative feelings to positive feelings over time.  But there is an acknowledgment that also has to take place.  The feeling, if disregarded, will just exist there until you address it.  For some people it only takes moments, others it takes years.   Years are stripped away from them before they acknowledge their feelings and are able to move past the lesson to be learned.  Or the moment to be seen.  We hold the key in the very palms of our hands.  Hold that key tightly, and cherish it.  Because when you meet others, you need to understand that sometimes we are the key, and sometimes we are the lock.  There is give and take.  There is magic in realizing anothers importance or worth in our lives. 

    I struggle everyday.  Most of you know that.  I fight every single day to attempt a life of gratitude, other days are obviously better than others.  I try my hardest to be there for those who need a shoulder even when it feels like my own small shoulders can't hold anymore weight.  It is always a surprise to me, when they seemingly can.  It can be difficult, but it is rewarding to see how we need one another. 

    I am grateful for the tiny feelings, and the huge feelings.  I am grateful for steps that were taken, friendships that have been formed, and the love that seems to remain, even when I am at my worst. 

    No one is perfect.  Love isn't about perfection, until you see the imperfection.  And then it becomes imperfectly, perfect. 

    Hope is tiny.  But as long as it remains, it has the potential to create some of the most beautiful stories in the world. 

    We are lucky to have free will.  We are lucky to be able to have the internal guide of our hearts, and the mind as our servant. 

    Gratitude comes from a deep place.  It allows you to love, and simply be loved.  Even in your worst moments, and through the worst choices.  When you are grateful, and you express that gratitude, there is love that follows even the darkest of storms. 

    Take no breath for granted.  Take no moment for granted.  Seize every opportunity you have to be honest with your heart, for the answers will always lie inside of us. 

    Live, love. 

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    May 2, 2013

    Simple Love

    I tried to find the words to express to you,
    I tried to find the touch to express to you,
    In the end,
    It wasn't the words,
    It wasn't the touch,
    It was simply the feeling. 

    Tiffany Luv Wright Copyright 2013

    Too often we struggle to keep up with our feelings, and we try to find the words to express how we are feeling. 
    We try to find a touch to express how we are feeling.

    How will you know your real friends?
    Pain is as dear to them as life.
    A friend is like gold. Trouble is like fire.
    Pure gold delights in the fire. Rumi

    It isn't either of those, because the feeling simply belongs to itself. It is either felt, or simply, disregarded and not felt at all. 

    When we give our pride and our selfishness away, we start to feel.  When we start to feel, the other things just fall into place.  You don't have to force words or a touch.  They just happen along with the feelings that seem to take their place in your life. 

    Every tree, every growing thing as it grows, says this truth: You harvest what you sow. With life as short as a half taken
    breath, don't plant anything but love.Rumi

    We walk through each day, and we feel something different every single countable second, and every single countable minute?  Or do we?  Do they change that often? 

    Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don't.  Sometimes a memory strikes a feeling we didn't even realize was there.  Sometimes the feelings remains for a long time to come.  Sometimes it is fleeting, and a product of our logical way of pushing aside our heart's desires.  Live through your heart and you will soon start to see our intended purpose to one another. 

    We attempt to live an honest life, but when we deny the feelings, we deny an honest life.  We probably don't even realize we do it most of the time.  I know I don't always realize that I am forcing a feeling away, ignoring its existence.  Or even attempting to convince myself that it isn't logical to feel that way, or it isn't acceptable to feel that way. 

    We place value on tangible objects, and forget, until it's too late, that tangible isn't going to last forever. 

    Concentrate on what you are feeling.  Be aware of it as many times as you can during a day, for those feelings are what connects us to our very existence.  Pay attention to what others make you feel, and when it is negative, change your thoughts to something positive and watch the beauty unfold before your eyes.  When it is positive, embrace it.  Understand that those positive emotions and feelings will eventually conquer the negative ones.  You will find yourself in a whirlwind of change, but that uncomfortable change is exactly what is needed to start seeing our world in an entirely different light. 
    #listening #gracepotter #stars #Youtube

    Don’t be blurry-eyed,
    See me clearly—
    See my beauty without the old eyes of delusion.Rumi

    When someone shows you who they are, embrace it.  People are good.  We just tend to hide from the deepest parts of ourselves in order to avoid feeling the negative emotions.   When we start to hide our hearts from others, we lose touch with the general purpose of love. When someone shows you who they truly are, don't second guess it.  Understand that they saw something inside of you, and they trusted their heart in the palm of your hand.  That is the most special gift of all. 

    It isn't hard to love.  It isn't hard to send a text message, an email, or make a short phone call.  If you feel so inclined write it out, pen to paper.  We forget that the only tangible objects worth keeping are the ones with the intended emotion of love

    Live, love.

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    "Stars" by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals  I thought I would share this, a dear friend sent it to me this am, after I poured my heart out to him.  Thank you. 

    I lit a fire with the love you left behind
    And it burned wild and crept up the mountain side
    I followed your ashes into outer space
    I can't look out the window, I can't look at this place.
    I can't look at the stars
    They make me wonder where you are
    Stars, up on heaven's boulevard
    And if I know you at all, I know you've gone too far
    So I, I can't look at the stars.
    All those times we looked up at the sky
    Looking out so far, it felt like we could fly

    And now I'm all alone in the dark of night
    And the moon is shining, but I can't see the light.
    And I can't look at the stars
    They make me wonder where you are
    Stars, up on heaven's boulevard
    And if I know you at all, I know you've gone too far
    So I, I can't look at the stars.
    Stars, they make me wonder where you are
    Stars, up on heaven's boulevard
    And if I know you at all, I know you've gone too far
    So I can't look at the stars.

    Also sharing a story my sweet friend Judith shared this morning on Facebook.  Enjoy! 

    One summer, many years ago, a banker was vacationing in a small village on the coast. He saw a fisherman in a small boat by the pier with a handful of fish that he just caught. The businessman asked him how long it took him to catch the fish, and the man said he was fishing for only a couple of hours.

    "So why didn’t you stay out there longer to catch more fish?"

    The fisherman said he catches just enough to feed his family every day, and then comes back.

    “But it's only 2pm!" said the banker, "What do you do with the rest of your time?”

    The fisherman smiled and said, “Well, I sleep late everyday, then fish a little, go home, play with my children, take a nap in the afternoon, then stroll into the village each evening with my wife, relax, play the guitar with our friends, laugh and sing late into the night. I have a full and wonderful life.”

    The banker scoffed at the young man, “Well, I'm a businessman from New York! Let me tell you what you should do instead of wasting your life like this! You should catch more fish to sell to others, and then buy a bigger boat with the money you make so you can catch even more fish!"

    "And then what?" asked the fisherman. The banker's eyes got all big as he enthusiastically explained, "You can then buy a whole fleet of fishing boats, run a business, and make a ton of money!"

    "And then what?" asked the fisherman again, and the banker threw his hands in the air and said, "You'd be worth a million! You can then leave this small town, move to the city, and manage your enterprise from there!”

    “How long would all this take?” asked the fisherman. “15 to 20 years!” replied the banker.

    “And then what?”

    The banker laughed and said, “That’s the best part. You can then sell your business, move to a small village, sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take afternoon naps, go for an evening stroll with your wife after dinner, relax, sing, and play the guitar with your friends. You would have a full and wonderful life!”

    The fisherman smiled at the banker, quietly gathered his catch, and walked away

    May 1, 2013

    Taurean and Leo By Tiffany Luv Wright

    Monthly horoscopes for Taurus & Leo.  Enjoy!  Happy May Day!

    Live, love. 

    May 2013 horoscope Leo
    The central sign of the Fire trine, and the mighty embodiment of the solar power, Leo, will finally be able to make into reality his most inner desires in May 2013. However, on this apparently smooth road, Leo should expect some significant obstacles that may seriously harm his health and destroy his emotional harmony. This multilateral situation will be generated as a result of the position of Mercury and the Sun. Patron of the merchants, and the responsible for the “fall” of Leo, this month he will suddenly emerge as the “celestial leader” of the Fire trine. Consequently, Mercury will gift Leo with its blessing; however we cannot ignore the basic behavior of this planet toward this zodiac sign. A similar situation can be observed with the Sun as well. This heavenly king, it is usual behavior will only shed positive energy towards Leo, as it will become the stellar steward of this sign. As a result of the volatile effusion of the moon, throughout May, the Sun from time to time will spread some negative influence on Leo. It is important to understand that in each situation the degree of priority of one influence over the other is individual, and it is always necessary to take into consideration the position of the other celestial bodies.

    For example, May will not be a very lucky month for Leo when it comes to his professional life; this is due to the negative influence spread by Mercury in this specific aspect of Leo’s life. As a result, the Sun will have no influence over Leo’s existent career field. Curiously, during this difficult period, Jupiter who never gets involved in the activities of this zodiac sign, will render its help to the ones born in the sing of Leo. Despite the enormous tension which will probably follow you throughout the whole month (and especially towards the end of the decade), you will not feel like a boiled rag. Instead, you should put all of your focus on executing all of your current assignments. Do not take on new projects, even if they promise excellent returns, since Mercury will not allow you to finish them successfully. You will understand by yourself once your superiors start piling you with extra work, and all of the assignments that were once stagnant, start going out of control. Be meticulous, consistent, and precise, and then Jupiter will point your energy towards the right direction, and you will do the correct thing.

    When it comes to Leo’s personal relationships, things look a little better. Jupiter will try to inculcate some confidence in yourself and neutralize all negative influences from the Sun, which may ruin you emotional well-being. Get prepared to get overwhelmed by different types of feelings, which will always show up in the least appropriate situation. You may suddenly start to feel an excruciating rage while watching some kind of a romantic comedy, or vice versa, or become melancholic when everything turns out well. Analyze your situation, however do not rush into drinking anti-depressants or start consulting a psychiatrist. Neither one, nor the other is necessary. You can deal by yourself with all of your problems. Especially because not only Jupiter, but also the Moon – exalted in the Sun, will be on your side. Just try to be as relaxed as you can and delicately react to all surrounding things. It is very important right now to grasp the rhythm of life of those around you. If you succeed in doing this, then all of the emotional changes will disappear, and you will be able to go back to your deserved inner peace. The stars will do anything that’s in their power to help you with this.

    May 2013 horoscope TaurusAs the first sign of the earth trine, Taurus will experience a multilateral positive influence by many celestial bodies. The ones born in the Taurus sign will finally be able to let their most inner desires come out and fulfill them thanks to the positive energy from their celestial leader, Venus. Along with this positive energy during the month of May, Venus as well as Uranus will gift the Earth with an extra wave of positivity, which will strengthen even more the standing of the Taurus, especially in the workplace. During the month of May a peculiar event will take place. Saturn the eternal culprit for the “fall” of the Taurus sign, by some miraculous and fascinating circumstances, will find itself as the celestial leader of the Earth trine. Instead of its harsh and sagacious negativity, this time around Saturn will bring harmony and peace to the Taurus. By being its exalted planet, the Sun will also try to help Taurus in all of his endeavors. It is important to note, that this truly remarkable wave of positive effusion towards Taurus, will most likely concentrate on their career. Regarding events on the “love front”, not everything will be as smooth; however there will be no major disasters.

    As the month of May creeps in, El Dorado will rise from the ashes, and Atlantida will emerge from the ocean when it comes to your business and financial affairs. The ones that are born in the Taurus sign can count on an unconditional multilateral support by these higher powers. As a result of all of this, you can start your ultimate ambitious projects, sign risky contracts and make rash decisions, and have no fear because you will always be on the winning end. However, do not forget that the amount of your success will depend completely and entirely on you: the more effort and perseverance you put into your work the higher your return will be. Throughout May, the stars will guide you on the most ideal paths, so don’t be afraid to trust your intuition it will not fail you. In addition, the stars also recommend you to forget about all suspicious projects, that you have started a while ago. Even though it may seem that you have put a lot of time and effort in those project, don’t hesitate even for a moment to abandon them; they will not bring you any pleasant emotions, nor any returns. Leave behind everything that is holding you back from conceiving your creative aspirations and yearnings.

    When it comes to your personal relationships this will not be your best time. Jupiter the ever so present enemy of the Sun, the protector of Taurus, will try with all of its force to destroy the harmony in your home. This insidious planet will be helped in its task by Neptune, the Lord of the Sea, which will make it even easier to diminish the emotional well-being of your close ones, and thus create a path for arguments and very aggressive innuendos. Be careful; do not allow the accession perilous situations. Right now your main task is to: calmly, composedly, and rationally solve all of the problems that will arise. If you lose your composure even for a split second, Jupiter will be waiting around the corner to take advantage of this lapse, and then you will not be able to recover from this abrasion. Venus, Uranus, and the Sun will naturally try to help you; however their influence will start diminishing as the month approaches its end. Keep this in mind, and be careful and honest, and then everything will go smoothly.

    Taurus will need to start preparing its armor to face some serious love battles during May. Your victory in these battles is guaranteed if you show courage, persistence and caution when dealing with your close ones. However when it comes word to your business or financial affairs you will be limited only by your audacity.

    #Listening #MattKearney #WhereWeGonnaGoFromHere
    @tiffluv78 @frmthehrt


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