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Finding Heaven, Living in Hell

For Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma OK, so here you are, an adult, and you’re supposed to have your life together, you should be settled down, have a steady income, have savings, a home, and a healthy marriage. You should be physically and financially fit. Every day (or at least most of the days) should […]

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Is Anger Destroying Your Life?

Have you ever been so angry you thought your head was about to explode? You could feel the heat rise up your neck and the minute you opened your mouth it was like incoherent babbling of *#@##*!!! Yes? I think if we are honest, we can admit we have all been there at least one […]

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Frozen Rage

I am not Bill Foster, but I will admit there have been times I could certainly relate to him. For those who do not know who Bill Foster is, he is a fictional character played by Michael Douglas in the movie Falling Down. In the movie, Bill was having a bad day (to put it […]

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God and Mercurochrome

I was a tomboy when I was young. I was always outside riding my big wheel or bike, playing baseball, freeze-tag; anything that involved being outside and running. There was a neighbor boy, Johnny, and we would ride bikes together. I forgot to mention I have a bit of a competitive streak, so naturally when […]

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The Problem With Dead Things

(This is a rewrite of an old post I wrote on another blog, but still relevant) I once knew someone who used to carry a corpse around with her. Everywhere she went people would say, “Ew! What is that smell?” “What smell? I don’t smell anything.” She would answer, as she sprayed perfume into the […]

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Celebrating My First Book Release

Join with me on my happy dance. After years of writing, shelfing, re-writing, and shelfing, and rewriting… my book has finally been published! I am thrilled! My prayer is that my story speaks to the heart of the reader and brings healing to those who have been wounded by rejection. Although my story is fiction, […]

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If I could change One Thing…

If you could go back in time and change one thing, have one do-over, what would it be? Have you ever wondered? I had several answers when I first thought about this question. My mind quickly recalled times when I said yes when I should have said no, or said no when I should have […]

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Beauty for Ashes

Shame does something to a person. It produces a judgement of guilt and unrelenting condemnation. Shame distorts a person. It suffocates the future and feeds on regret. The showering of fear hinders growth and stifles a person from becoming who they were created to be. When I think of people in the Bible who overcame […]

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Me, JJ, & Jesus

    The best gift I ever received is JJ; my little four legged buddy. He was just a puppy, barely able to climb a curve, when he moved into our hearts. He is three years old now; I think that is 21 in dog years. I was never really a fan of small dogs; […]

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