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Scars

Scars

Many of our bodies have scars. Scars adorn knees from bike accidents. Scars remain on hands from falls in the ice. Faces may wear scars of acne or chicken pox. Other scars are not visible. Scars are left on our hearts from betrayal, loneliness, abuse, depression, anxiety, grief and a host of other emotions. It is hard to make it through life without scars. Our hearts and bodies tell the story of a life that is tough.   Jesus had…

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Unloved and Unseen

Unloved and Unseen

A blind man sat by the road, not seeing and not being seen. If he was lucky, a few coins might be tossed his way, but otherwise, he was alone. As a child, I shut myself in a closet. I waited in the inky black stillness, not seeing and not being seen. Alone. Would anyone come my way? Would anyone notice the pain inside? As a child, sexual and verbal abuse sent me down into a pit that I yearned…

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Why I Blog

Why I Blog

Life is messy. Betrayal, abandonment, depression, loneliness, abuse. I’ve been there. I know what it is to be in a mess so big you can’t see your way out and you don’t want to see your way out. Sometimes it’s a mess you made. Maybe it’s a mess someone else made. Or maybe you don’t know who made the mess, but you’re stuck and you can’t bear to clean up another mess.  I know all about messes. Ask my husband…

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