Grow Out

One must move to grow. Think of a flowering, potted plant. When the plant has outgrown the pot its potential beauty is thwarted. Packed roots become tangled roots, sometimes raising a plant at an awkward angle exposing what should never be seen. This effectively takes away from the beauty of the plant. The over-accumulation of …

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Conceding Authority

Back in January of this year (01/26/18) I read an article by Brenda Yoder at brendayoder.com, entitled “Surrendering Our Children’s Souls.” The article is about the exposure of our children to predators on the internet. Today I’m sharing my sentiment reflected in her blog title.  Statistically, she begins, “About 80% of the kids said parents give …

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Unalienable Rights

Part of the trauma of being sexually assaulted can be the painful shock of not being believed, i.e., not having your experience validated. To discover that some people will side with your abuser in bringing your credibility under scrutiny—not necessarily siding against you, but certainly not in support of you—can cause deep, abiding wounding and …

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