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Break Open

Trigger warning: mention of child abuse God is breaking us open, so we can breathe and let out the poison, and perhaps, in the end, heal. That is my hope… Finally, my parents are talking about the abuse. Me and … Continue reading

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But It Is Good For Me To Be Near God

Reproach has broken my heart, and it cannot be healed; * I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I could find no one. They gave me gall to eat, * and when I was thirsty, they … Continue reading

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This I Know, That God Is For Me

  Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them … Continue reading

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The Battle is Yours

Trigger warning: (indirect) mention of child abuse This is a follow up post to In You I Trust. I’m just reading the texts for today, and it’s David and Goliath, which seems rather appropriate, considering what we’re up against and … Continue reading

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In You I Trust

Trigger warning: mention of child abuse In a few previous posts, I’ve talked about my family, about my abusive father, co-dependent family dynamics, and about the silence of my mother and siblings who are protecting him.  I’ve done a lot … Continue reading

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Blessing When the World is Ending

Look, the world is always ending somewhere. Somewhere the sun has come crashing down. Somewhere it has gone completely dark. Somewhere it has ended with the gun, the knife, the fist. Somewhere it has ended with the slammed door, the … Continue reading

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Prayers Needed

If you are the praying kind, please send prayers to my family. My brother’s daughter has been diagnosed with cancer today.  She’ll have chemotherapy for several weeks, surgery and then more chemo.  She’s just a little girl, primary school age, … Continue reading

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