Tag: abuse

What Does Love Look Like?

I had a discussion last night with a friend wherein she recounted a discussion she had with someone in her church.  Her conversation was almost identical to myriad conversations I’ve had with well-meaning Christians throughout the years of my journey.  One such conversation went… Continue Reading “What Does Love Look Like?”

You Shall Not Pass

Where do I begin? At the beginning? I can’t even find the beginning.  The beginning of this day? It was snowing.  We finally got a bit of snow.  It started to feel seasonal.  Christmas is approaching.  My girls were frolicking in the flurries.  We… Continue Reading “You Shall Not Pass”

Under the Sycamore Tree

I’ve reviewed some of my older posts, and I’m surprised.  I’ve written more than I realized about my experiences with human trafficking.  I feel a mix of embarrassment, shame, and disappointment with myself.  Part of me accuses, “Would you at least try to think… Continue Reading “Under the Sycamore Tree”

Rebuilding Our Secret Gardens after Annihaltion

I’ve been browsing the blogosphere lately.  There’s some funny shit out there, and I do mean shit.  It’s drivel, but it makes me laugh.  That’s what I’ve been doing for a while now.  Reading shit.  Now that I’ve got an iPad, I have access… Continue Reading “Rebuilding Our Secret Gardens after Annihaltion”

Mighty Men and Parking Spaces

I had an interesting experience today.  I’ll be honest.  It started out as annoying and became interesting later.  To bring you up to speed, I have a very nasty, chest cold.  I also had a migraine at 4:30 AM this morning.  So, taking my… Continue Reading “Mighty Men and Parking Spaces”

A Riff on Rage

I live in an interesting state.  I love where I live even with the arctic winters and the almost tropical summer temperatures.  I love our lakes and our seasons, and I even like the quirky regional accents.  I do, however, wonder if our civil… Continue Reading “A Riff on Rage”

Breaking Up the Switchbacks

The healing process is painful, exhausting and time consuming, but, ultimately, the process is uniquely ours whether we wanted it or not.

Default Options

Many of our responses to our life experiences and relationships can be described as automatic or knee jerk, but it is possible to change our responses when we are able to discern and internalize alternatives.