Face-to-Face with Your Abuser

I was the 1 in 5.

Disclaimer: This post is to help someone else. I am OK. The incident took place more than 20 years ago. The people closest to me know and have been supportive. I don’t readily share every element of my testimony because “church folk” can’t handle it. If you go to my church, please don’t pull me aside to “counsel” me about this siutation. It makes me extremely uncomfortable. We are all “wounded … [Read more...]

The Art of Letting Go: Spiritual Lessons from Emptying My Voicemail

Voicemail

It’s been over a year since my husband died, and I finally came to a place where I could listen to the voicemails left on my cell phone during the first few days. My inbox was full and no one could leave a message, but I’ve been avoiding listening to the voicemails. I haven’t had the strength to do it. It was just too painful. “You have 38 messages.” Although I’ve been navigating my new … [Read more...]

(VIDEO) Sit, Turn and Scoot: Teach Your Toddler How to Go Down Stairs

Courtesy of Baby Zone

There’s a video circulating on the internet of a baby in a pool who learned how to turn herself over and float. The video encourages parents to introduce their children to swimming as a means to prevent accidental drowning deaths. It’s a great idea! Well, I think parents should do the same for staircases. Staircases can be just as deadly as swimming pools. Pediatrics, the official journal of the … [Read more...]