When Holidays are Hard

Exposing secrets can tear families apart. But hear me out, it can also bring them closer together. I’ve lost a lot of family members – pretty much all of them aside from my sister and mother. It’s been a long and lonely and painful road but there are so many upsides. It’s freed me upContinue reading “When Holidays are Hard”

Let Jesus Shut the Door to Your Pain

“My bathroom had now become the bathroom in the old motel room in ’68.  My mind’s eye flew open. The window of the memory had started with that body memory. I didn’t realize what my hand was telling me until I was instantly back in the motel room. Plain as day, I was there, again.Continue reading “Let Jesus Shut the Door to Your Pain”

Mirror Mirror ~ Self Harm

What better way to start a week but through introspection. QUESTION: If I asked myself the question, “How do I harm myself?” I have a myriad of ways. Oh, we know the usual harms of hurting our flesh (over eating or self-indugent behavior of any kind). But, beyond the obvious ways — what about harmingContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Self Harm”

Fear Not Friday | What am I afraid of?

On the discussion of fear — ask yourself this question: “What am I afraid of?“ There was a time in my life that I was just scared — all the time. Almost like fear sat over me like a cloud constantly raining. I didn’t know how to articulate the fear. From my birth it wasContinue reading “Fear Not Friday | What am I afraid of?”

Mirror Mirror ~ Come Out of the Woodwork

What better way to start a week but through introspection. QUESTION: What if we all stood up together and insisted on justice, said we will accept nothing less than change, and the ability to tell our stories. Given the prevalence of incest, and that the family is the basic unit upon which society rests, imagineContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Come Out of the Woodwork”

Miror Mirror | I Didn’t Know Better

Introspection — what better way to start a week. A thought to ponder: When you’re taught evil, why would you know good? I grew up in a house filled with destruction. The only good thing in that house was the thought that one day I could leave it. When that day came, I left withContinue reading “Miror Mirror | I Didn’t Know Better”

Miror Mirror | You Win!

Introspection — what better way to start a week. A thought to ponder: What if God told you, “You win!” Psalms 13, David starts with: How long must I wrestle with my thoughts    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?    How long will my enemy triumph over me? This passages in the bible always remindContinue reading “Miror Mirror | You Win!”

Words of Wisdom | God is Your Witness

When I first began to tell my story, I was fearful. I felt unbelieved. I had no witness to corroborate the crimes I’d lived through. A strange thing began to happen as I talked. People did listen, whether they wanted to or not, my story was being heard. I received a call one day fromContinue reading “Words of Wisdom | God is Your Witness”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. A Jewel: Healing is truly a journey — not a destination. In other words, there is no end to getting and being better, right? So often I hear stories from victims of childhood sexual crimes and they are just at the beginning of openingContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Fear Not Friday | Do you fear those that choose darkness?

On the discussion of fear, I have a very healthy fear for those that delight in wrongdoing. Trust me when I say that there are many who like their choices of bad. They have no guilt but actually take pleasure in bringing and giving pain. Fear these folks! Nuff said.

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