A Little Lamb

Vulnerable, shaky and trusting these little guys come into the world. At the birth of all things vulnerability is present. What does being vulnerable mean? It means “the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.” We have no choice as children about that raw,Continue reading “A Little Lamb”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: Injustice. Injustice. Injustice. When you’re waiting for a sense of justice for a crime you’ve witnessed or endured, that is a miserable kind of waiting because you don’t know what you’re waiting for. What will the outcome be? Will justice be served orContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. When you are waiting for the birth of a child, the anticipation of “what you are waiting for” is the center of the experience. That’s an easier kind of waiting and the blessing gained through that waiting is tremendous. WhenContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: Yesterday I took a walk down the same street I walked when I was five. The street led to my elementary school. By the time I was five, I had seen such treachery and been through so much abuse, I questioned yesterday whyContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: The courage God has given me to tell my stories is a gift beyond measure. On my journeys I meet so many that just cannot, or will not, confront their stories with the full, unadulterated truth. They erect a fantasy where the truthContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: I have been so lifted up this week looking at the beautiful family I have around me and sharing time with them, hearing their hearts and breathing in their love. Sometimes we focus on what we’ve lost in the fight to gain ourContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

The Persuasion of Punishment

“Why didn’t you tell somebody if your abuse was so bad?” These clever folks speak to you about something they know nothing of – being a child of severe sexual, physical and psychological abuse. Do they not understand the fear that was instilled into my little being? Not only was my body pierced by theContinue reading “The Persuasion of Punishment”

Boxing With My Fear

Realizing that other people can think and feel differently from us is a huge developmental step for two- and three-year olds. . . . Without flexible, active frontal lobes people become creatures of habit, and their relationships become superficial and routine. . . . The more intense the visceral, sensory input from the emotional brain,Continue reading “Boxing With My Fear”

Lavished in Fear

As a child, pain manifested itself in my physical body. My body could ache for days from the damage it received but I don’t ever remember crying. Fear kept crying at bay and my body alone carried the brunt of my trauma. Fear has continually hunted me most of my life. It’s ghostlike presence peeredContinue reading “Lavished in Fear”