Just Get Through It

Have you every really dreaded some event or activity? Perhaps, it was speech class or gym in school. Maybe, it was the job interview process or giving birth. It could have been something much more scary for you.For abuse survivors, loads of things cause dread....

Supreme Injustice

Judges have lead people to destruction throughout time. Of course, there are good judges too.The Supreme Court of the US has taken on the role of lawmaker. This is not the original intent of the courts. Lawmakers are supposed to be elected, not appointed. Judges...

Lyme Life ~ Camp

It's Camp Week!For those of us who have been involved in Wilderness Camp, it is an exciting time; culminating years of preparation for some and months for others. Wilderness Camp is a teen-run, week-long, day-camp with adult helpers on site. The teens create their lessons,...

Story Matters

Your story matters.Some people have amazing, dramatic, or exciting stories. Others have stable, solid, or linear stories. All stories matter. Don't dismiss your testimony because it doesn't seem to evoke the kind of emotional 'shock and awe' of another person's story.The truth is without some truly...

Hold’em Close

We are living in crazy times. We never know what our end will be here on earth. It could be a freak accident, like a pig roaster falling off the back of a truck that hits us while driving the opposite direction. Or it could be...

Lyme Life Monday ~The Dash

Our pastor asked an important question this week. What are you going to do with your dash?The dash, the line that separates the date we were born from the date we die. Having been so sick for so long, I always found a way to...

Devaluing Women & Dehumanizing Their Babies

The Supreme Court of the United States of America handed down a decision yesterday that devalues women and further dehumanizes their babies.The smallest and most vulnerable in our land have long been subject to dehumanization, not unlike the African-Americans before emancipation and the Jewish in...

Discretion is the Height of Compassion

A couple of weeks ago, the story of Brock Turner was broadly publicized. His face was splattered all over social media and rightly so. He perpetrated crimes, for which he was properly convicted. He doesn’t deserve anonymity and he doesn’t deserve to be given preferential...