Peace-Yielding Truth

This morning dawned the realization I was still carrying anger towards God. In my youth, ignorance of the whole truth about Him compelled me to toss Catholicism aside and with it, God. And when I cried out to God in my forties because of desperation, He gave a vision … a reason to keep living, since I had lost the will to do so. Since then, I have struggled in my growth with all He has allowed and continues to allow me to experience, but my years of introspection, studying how God works, and developing a deep relationship with Him has empowered me to be grateful for all He has provided during a very unusual, strife and pain-filled journey, trusting now that He truly will transform all I have experienced into what I can use to help those my heart has always ached to help.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life, with the untitled sequel now a work-in-process

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Outward Appearances Versus The Heart

“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at outward appearances, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7, The Bible

“Don’t be like Jesse … you don’t know the gifts God has put in your children. You could be raising the next David, the next world changer, the next great worship leader … All they need is your blessing and encouragement to know you believe in them, to get a boost that will help them go further then they thought possible.” Joel Osteen Ministries 2022 Daily Devotional, page Sunday, October 30th

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life, with the untitled sequel now a work-in-process.

VISIONARIES … What You Need to Know About Them

One of the most common comments visionaries share when they finally become successful after many challenges, setbacks, and lack of support, including financial is the discovery of who your true friends are when you “make it.” Sadly, many have to make the journey alone or with God, and then people they used to know comment on how distant the successful person has become, when in truth, people leave visionaries long before visionaries leave them.

Bravo to those who do not give up what they know is their unique thing to do and prayers for those who don’t yet know their uniqueness and therefore don’t know how to be encouraging of supportive of those who do.

August 18, 2022

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life, with the untitled sequel now a work-in-process.

When Everything and Everyone is Gone, You Discover …

When everything and everyone is gone, you discover who is for you and who you are, and if wise enough, Whom you belong to.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life, with the untitled sequel now a work-in-process.

BROKEN COMPASS How To Save A Life “EPILOGUE”

“As far back as humanity has existed, humans have done cruel, violent, and brutal things to each other driven by fear, greed, and the insecurities that incited and justified any action taken against a targeted person or persons. Laws and enforcement were designed and enforced to instill fear of punishment, as well as, to punish those who broke the laws, but even then there were always people, who for whatever reasons, got away with their crimes and against people, usually against the most vulnerable, unprotected, and devalued. Not much has changed and will not change if we seek only to use band-aids to address the consequences of our individual and collective broken compasses. The band-aids of laws and enforcement are expensive and do little, even nothing at times, to address, not the infection but the cause of the infection. So, as doctors do, we need to search for and examine the source in order to destroy the cause, even considering the cause to be cancerous … something that is harming, maiming, and killing, not just a person, but humanity itself.”

“Turning away, ignoring, and tolerating demonstrates acceptance, even smacks of approval. We can call for all the change we want, but if we do not individually and collectively agree on adopting one logical, practical, and compassionate way to tackled all the results of fear, greed, and insecurities people use to harm others, we will remain on a sinking ship that will take us all down … with no survivors. To counter, we have to consciously choose to see past politics, religion, race, sex, class, economics, etc. in order to to reject the long-held belief that some people are more valuable than other people and therefore get to do whatever they want to whomever they want, with little or no consequences. We need to want this not just to protect people from those who seek to do harm, but also to protect those who are being harmed so they do not also pass on the harmful legacy of their own experiences.”

“When a compass is broken, it is of little use, especially to the inexperienced. And when our own internal compasses become compromised, even broken, so do we and our lives reflect, not who we really are, but who we have become because of who we once truly were and the impact harm inflicted on us. Repairing individual broken compasses takes time, money, and during the process continues to add to the multitude of problems. Collectively through awareness-raising by sharing knowledge, motivation, and inspiration, we can re-calibrate individual and collective compasses, empowering humanity to rise to a new level of growth, potential development, and even the kind of love we all desire. As a member of the invisible minority who suffered greatly at the hands of the majority often throughout my life because of errors of judgment by people we do not mirror in likeness, my quest became and remains to connect the dots in order to raise awareness, educate, foster empathy, and catalyze positive change for both.”

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life, with the untitled sequel now a work-in-process.

Trying to Understand Someone from the Scope of One’s Own Personality Type and Experience is …

Trying to understand someone from the scope of one’s own personality type and experience is like trying to understand God without having read The Bible.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life, with the untitled sequel now a work-in-process.

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There is Nothing as Dangerous as …

There is nothing as dangerous, tragic, and sad as a person in authority over others whose wounds have turned their hearts to stone.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life, with the untitled sequel now a work-in-process.

The Vulnerable Need to be Taught

The vulnerable need to be taught healthy boundaries to prevent them from being abused. And that includes who to tell what to … because exploitation flares when people misuse the trust given to them.

To be clear, vulnerable does not mean incapacitated in any way, but in a position of being under authority.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life, with the untitled sequel now a work-in-process.