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“What If We Were Real?”

Being authentic is so very hard when your life seems out of control and you have been intimately wounded by other people’s words or actions. Sharing your chaos feels terrifying. You cannot even begin to see past this current chaos to believe that if you share it with a safe OTHER, you will not only heal your heart, but increase your ability to see tomorrow and the future in light of God’s goodness FOR you. […]

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NOW is the Time!

I am taking this blog to ask you for YOUR feedback, input, and wish lists concerning what you have seen in my blogs that have helped you, things you wish I would write about, or whatever you might have to say about anything you need to say. This is YOUR time. For this to work, YOU need to respond by comment, email, Facebook message or Twitter Direct Tweet. I need your feedback on:   Online […]

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Gaslighting: Defined & Defeated

I have recently had a name put to what I just thought were lies I was believing about who I was and what I was capable of that flowed from my past abuse. It is called gaslighting. It flows from a movie in the 1940’s where a man did something in the attic to the lights in the house so they would dim from time to time. When his wife would ask him if he […]

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Forgiveness is…

Today’s thoughts are on forgiveness. This is a very delicate subject in the life of an abuse survivor. So I wanted to explore it by turning it around and examining it from many perspectives. First, let’s define forgiveness itself. Forgiveness is the offer of willingly setting aside the just punishment someone is due for an offense or debt against you. When we look at the word of God, we see that forgiveness is often preceded […]

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Baby Steps

I can remember the tentative steps around the couch and chairs. Newly discovered skills of being upright on little feet. I would watch both my kids do this and think they will walk soon on their own. I remember we had been home to visit parents when my daughter – our oldest- was 10 months old. And in the airport my Mom and sister were hoping to see her walk before she and I boarded […]

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50 Year Discoveries: Career

I remember graduating form Lansing Community College with a Commercial Art Illustration Associates, hoping to make a difference in the world with creation of useable art – brochures, booklets, cover art, etc. But then my husband went into the military and I was with child. We moved from Norfolk, VA, to San Diego, CA. Two weeks after arriving, he was in a life threatening accident. He got out of the hospital a week before our […]

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