Thursday, August 17, 2017

Through The Eyes Of Love

Through the eyes of love

By Tamia Dow

When I look,

When I see through my eyes,

I see wonderful colors,

I see happy faces,

I see smiles,

I see also frowns,

I see how people react to me,

React to who I am,

React to who God created me to be.

I am Lovely.

I am a miracle.

 I find the world fascinating.

I love people,

People of all shapes, sizes and colors.

I love the world,

I explore it.

All of the continents host beautiful fascinating people.

I love them.

They are children of God.

So why?


Why do so many see only my color?

Make their own learned assumption as to who I am, what I'm worth,
and what they choose to see of me.

Through the eyes of love there is no color,

There is no race,

There is no lesser,

There is no greater.

Through the eyes of love there is no color.

It is a weak person that needs to assign themselves as greater than another person to get their self worth.

Are you a weak person?

A strong person is colorblind when looking through the eyes of love.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bereavement Notice and Praise for US Capital Police Response

Bereavement Notice

Our sisters and brothers in the correction leg of law enforcement have suffered great violence in the past week.

Corrections Officer Shana Tedder of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice collapse and passed away after a physical altercation with an inmate.
Georgia Department of Corrections Officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue lost their lives in the line of duty.
A transport escape resulted in these two officers lives being violently taken by the inmates they transported.

Please say a prayer for the families, friends and colleagues of Correction Officers Shana Tedder, Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue.

Keep all our corrections brothers and sisters in your daily thoughts and prayers.
Dealing with hostile inmates in a closed environment takes great courage and poses it's own unique set of threats.

Everyone please stay #vigilant. Practice contact and cover techniques, practice strong officer safety tactics. Nothing that law enforcement officers do is "routine". Always Be Alert.

#Praise for the quick and heroic actions of the two US Capitol Police Officers that saved many lives by taking out a heavily armed gunmen who was shooting at elected officials in Virginia this morning.

#Pray for the swift and full recovery of the officers who were injured and the citizens who were wounded.

As law enforcement officers you never know when it will happen, always be prepared.

I ask for a special blessing over law enforcement #officers (LEOs) worldwide.

Terrorist attacks are becoming more bold and frequent. Too often LEOs are targeted. This message of vigilance is timely and we know through vigilance many attempts and plots have been foiled.

The challenge we have in law enforcement is we must always be on guard for the terrorist, they just need to succeed in one #action.

May LEOs be wise in stopping these acts.

Please keep the people of London, Manchester, Egypt, Afghanistan, Paris and throughout the world
in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to recover from injuries and losses from the recent acts of #terror.

Law Enforcement will not back down. We are now even more resolute in keeping the citizens we are charged to protect #safe.

Know you are well supported by all who wear the badge or the shield worldwide.

Stay Safe,

Tamia Dow
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mid-year approaches

Mid-year is upon us. Summer for some on the globe, winter for others. What are your mid-year plans ? 


What's the plan ? 

It's good to have a recreation plan. It's even more important to actually re-create. Do something that renews your soul. That feeds your spirit. The ignited your fire of creativity. Leisure activities help to do that. They also help to keep you sharp. 

Whether you do these activities alone or with family and friends DO IT. 

Pick something and Do It. 

I promise you you will appreciate the time you invested in rebuilding YOUrself through re-creation. 

Enjoy this season. 

Tamia Dow 
IAWP Chaplain 
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Awareness Saves Lives - Recognizing Violence in Relationships


I just watched the movie "Unforgettable".

I was screaming inside my head "Don't Be Silent" the whole time as I was watching this movie.

As a Domestic Violence and Stalking Awareness trainer I am going to use it as a teachable movie. There was clearly one unstable person in the entire movie that was working through the classic power and control tactics with precision.

Helpful hints in Intimate Relationships:

1. Do not keep secrets in your relationships. Past spurned lovers, violent exes and expired restraining orders are things you Should be telling your current partner about.
2.  Do not assume you know why your partner's previous relationship ended. Ask. Both of Them.  Every exe can't be crazy (though some really are and are undiagnosed )
3. If the whole family gives you creepy vibes, trust your instincts, we are rarely wrong.
4. Male and Females can be the Abusers.
5. Just because you're "not together " does not mean you're safe. You must make sure everyone is aware that the abuser is not to be near you.

Again this movie showed how an abusive relationship can affect, hurt or even kill those closes to you when you stay silent.

#SayNotoDV #DomesticViolence #AwarenessSavesLives

Friday, March 31, 2017

We help The One

There is a popular story about a young child throwing starfish off of a beach into the water.  The child is enjoying a walk along the beach and notices hundreds of starfish washed up on the beach by the waves of the ocean.  The child begins quickly and eagerly picking up starfish and throwing them back into the ocean.  He doesn't want the starfish to die.  While he's throwing back the starfish an older man walks up near him on the beach.  He watches what the child is doing.  He looks at the child and asked, "What are you doing ?"  The child says, "I am saving the starfish " the man says, "What possible difference could you make, there's thousands of starfish washed up on this beach? "

The little boy grabs another starfish and throws it into the ocean then looks at the man and says, "It made a difference to that one. "

As law enforcement officers we are blessed with daily opportunities to make a difference for "the one".  We encounter many starfishes in the form of the citizens we serve. Let's always have that child's heart and focus wholeheartedly on making a difference to the one(s) placed in our lives.

Shine Your Light.

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