Courage to Catch the Contagion

Just as laughter is contagious, so is healing. I’m leaving a home I’ve lived in for 12 years. The person I was when I moved into this house is almost no longer with me. I was scared, lonely, confused and angry. I knew pieces of my story, but not all of it. I was chattingContinue reading “Courage to Catch the Contagion”

Creatures of Habit

God gets such a bad wrap for the works of bad people. I don’t get it. God did not crawl into bed with you and rape you. He didn’t hit you and make you succumb to His wishes. He’s gentle and kind. He calls out to you tenderly with mercy and grace. Yet, time andContinue reading “Creatures of Habit”

The Love Bubble

Why do abusers syndicate the love channel for us? ┬áThese individuals promote a common theme with their victims – “We love you. We’re giving you a secret love that you need. Warmth is with us.” Their lies make many of us return to them time and time again. Do you realize how many victims believeContinue reading “The Love Bubble”

A Lion’s Roar

I am not left alone to face these dragons of incest. I have a God that not only walks beside me, He roars at the injustices He sees. Unspeakable acts that are perpetrated against children and these abusers think they get off – scot-free. I am hear to bear witness to the fact that judgmentContinue reading “A Lion’s Roar”

Lackadaisical

Isn’t this the opposite of being vigilant? I don’t think I’ve ever known how to just rest in life. Being carelessly lazy isn’t something I had the luxury of knowing. Oh, I have lacked enthusiasm but not determination. Almost before I remember anything else in life, I remember the will to live. It was etchedContinue reading “Lackadaisical”

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”

A Praecipe of Danger

A praecipe is an order requesting a writ or other legal document. I wrote to the prosecutor’s office requesting a search warrant to go unearth the human remains of the murdered woman. They denied my request and sent me back to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). I was devastated but decided to write to theContinue reading “A Praecipe of Danger”

Alligators in the Mississippi

Living through all the evil in my childhood should have set me up with a clear vision to see evil as an adult, spot the deceiving way of an abuser and recognize their lies. Right? Wrong! My mind had been poisoned so severely that my vision was skewed and I could not predict a trueContinue reading “Alligators in the Mississippi”

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”