Friday, September 15, 2017

Gratitude is a way of life

Gratitude is a way of life

By Tamia Dow

First thing in the morning we give thanks,

We give thanks that we've opened our eyes and can see the world.

We give thanks that we are breathing and can breathe in the fresh air.

We give thanks for our beating hearts open and available to love.

We give thanks for our healthy hands useful to be of help.

We give thanks for the day we have been given, pregnant with abundant possibilities.

And we are grateful for the blessings of our sisters and brothers in service that wake every day willing to give their life to save another.

For all these things and more we are grateful.

Thank you. 

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This is the inspirational message I delivered as we began our International Association of Women Police Board of Directors meeting on 15 September 2017 at the Boland Center in Cairns, Australia. We are looking forward to a successful meeting and an extraordinary sold out Annual Conference 17-21 September at the Cairns Convention Center. 

Tamia Dow
IAWP Chaplain
Facebook/Twitter @ChaplainDow
Email ChaplainDow@yahoo.com 

Friday, September 08, 2017

Choose optimism

With all that is going on
I feel our hearts should be focused on optimism and helping our fellow man not bitterness and hatred towards someone who doesn't look like us.

Just saying.

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?

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.
And
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
IAWP Chaplain
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Email : ChaplainDow@yahoo.com


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 ? 

Travel
Adventure 
Writing 
Reading 
Swimming 
Fishing 
Playing 
Sporting 

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 
On Twitter and Facebook @ChaplainDow 
Email : ChaplainDow@yahoo.com