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Jan.28.2012
A child sexual abuse victim is much like a house that desperately needs repairs. Its foundation, like the soul of a child who has been abused, is cracking and crumbling. It is living on borrowed time. The House has no idea how badly it needs restoration, how it cries out to be REPAIRed. The same is...
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Jan.20.2012
          When I was a tiny child I remember my mother rocking me and murmuring, “What shall I do when my baby grows up?” It was a memory that lingered for many decades, bringing comfort like the soft stroke of a hand. Despite all of the sexual abuse I...
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Jan.15.2012
“Victims get what they request, When they entice their fate, And lessons learned are harsh and swift, And wisdom comes too late” The above lines are from a poem I penned before I began recovery. At that time I lacked the  insight to see that I was creating my own problems and that being a...
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Jan.07.2012
According to a recent Gallup poll the most important problems in the world were: the economy, primarily unemployment, followed by dissatisfaction with government, healthcare, family decline, illegal aliens, education, fear of war, poverty, Social Security, welfare, terrorism and a host of others....
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Jan.01.2012
Awhile back my younger sister was killed in an auto accident. She was also my close friend and my daughter. I raised her. Mom was tired of raising kids after having had four in four years so she gave Jeanne to me and said, “You raise her, I’m tired”. I was nine years old. Jeanne thought I was...
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Dec.17.2011
When I was a child Christmas was a shining light we waited for all year long. I spent my growing up years in the Midwest: Minnesota, North Dakota and Nebraska. One thing predictable about all three states is snow and lots of it. Whether we were going to get any on Christmas was another question and...
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Dec.10.2011
As per the following URL, in an article on December 21st, 2010 (awhile back I know, but still valid) printed in the Belfast Telegraph, Pope Benedict stated the worst public relations comment he could have dredged up, “In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man...
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Dec.04.2011
I receive many phone calls and emails asking for my help regarding child sexual abuse. Some of them are heartbreaking and I wonder how the person telling me the story can survive their anguish. Then I remember my own. And yet some of the stories I hear are so much worse than what I went through....
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Nov.26.2011
Scott and I on our Solemn Communion Day
My husband and I are both loners with origins in our childhood. He is an only child raised on a farm in north central Texas. His mother was 30 when he was born and his father was 55 and already growing deaf. It was a lonely life for Tom with no siblings and a father who was distant but not by...
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Nov.19.2011
Several years ago, while I was living in LA, I was heading east on the 91 Freeway when I noticed a green Jaguar in my rear view mirror driving very fast as he approached my right side. When he became abreast with my car he rammed into it, then stepped on the gas speeding away. Madder than a hound...
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Nov.12.2011
When I was a little girl I assumed that once I grew up I would fall in love with a very nice man who loved me deeply and who would cherish me. I was certain that I would be happily married for 56 years. After all, that was how long my maternal grandma and grandpa were married and I knew he loved...
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Nov.05.2011
Aging, like wisdom, advances in stages. Like the changing of the seasons it has a springtime when we are born and begin forming that which we were meant to be; in the summer when we are at our peak, ripe and luscious, innocent and inquisitive; then comes fall with its fading away, little by...
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Oct.29.2011
“Surely none of us wants the other one to know, That somewhere lurks a coward deep inside our soul, So all of us pretend that such brave hearts are we, Never realizing, what we fake will someday be.”             These are the last four lines...
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Oct.22.2011
My best friend Webster tells me the word “judgment” means: a) a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion, b) a formal decision given by a court, or  c)the final judging of mankind by God. It’s the third one that amuses me.  How many do you know who love being judgmental? The overused...
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Oct.13.2011
Today I was interviewed by Suzanne Perry, host of the Global Forum on Domestic Violence Weekly Radio Broadcast (she is also one of my Lamplighter facilitators). It was an exhilarating experience. I am interviewed frequently on Blog Talk Radio and it never ceases to remind me how many people are...
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