Open Letter to Police Officers in America

I can’t imagine you thought being a police officer in America would come at such a price. The level of hatred and disregard for your profession is growing, and nd the driving force is fear.  Many cannot comprehend the reality of the world’s condition, the level of abuse, and violence across the globe. We live …

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Humbling Lessons Learned

I wrote this blog post in 2015. The humbling lessons learned are still fresh and relevant today. And it’s been edited to reflect personal growth.

Dear Reader,

I began writing after an emotional awakening from years of unacknowledged abuse. I was a victim of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence. My thinking was impaired, the inner spirit in turmoil and heart scared.

I started blogging to be listened to and, more importantly, understood. I desperately wanted someone to care about my sufferings. And someone did.

Through blogging, I acknowledged the abuse and learned valuable lessons from previous afflictions. And reached out to and accepted genuine healing from the Lord, Jesus Christ.

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The Child Sexual Abuse Scandal

You should never write an open letter when you are angry. I’ll make an exception this time. – I’m mad about the so-called child sexual abuse scandal and the Catholic Church.

To call it a scandal is to imply gossip, shame, and, disgrace. The wounds are profoundly deeper than personal feelings or hurt pride.

The Roots for child sexual abuse go back a long way — the problem roots in deception and fulfilling the sinful desires of the flesh.

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How to Afford Christmas with no Money

Christmas Tree

The tree topper says it all; Bah humbug.

Christmas can be overblown, particularly when you question how to afford Christmas with no money.

Over the years, I’ve become skilled at surviving Christmas with no money.

The secret to affording Christmas with no money is to “think outside the box.”

Onetime, when my children were little, we couldn’t afford a Christmas tree. So I took some Christmas lights and taped them on a wall in the shape of a Christmas tree.

Another time they were in the form of a cross. The kids thought it was great!

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