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April 17, 2012

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A Dangerous Game

April 12, 2012

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You Can Run But You Can’t Hide! Have you ever tried to play ‘Hide and Seek’ with God? Are you playing the game with Him right now? If so, how is that going for you? I’m just going to take a wild guess and say, “I bet you’re losing!” If we “run” like Jonah and “do” like […]

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Beauty for Ashes!

April 3, 2012

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My head remains down and focused at His feet as the surrounding fire rages all around me. I replace my vision of the struggle with a vision of the cross instead. I do not see the struggle ~ I see Christ who has already conquered the struggle. I am choosing not to focus on the […]

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And Yet, I Love

February 18, 2012

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Insecure… as a little girl. I love mommy and daddy, I silently cry As I shake and tremble throughout the night Always praying they will hold me tight. Naked images all around Sex in my home is something foul It makes a grown man big and proud To use his women and throw them around. […]

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February 5, 2012

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I may fear, but will not fail To win this fight that is so real. I will soar although, I crawl Can’t keep me down though, I may fall. My reward is heaven bound Real treasure here is never found. Give me comfort, give me peace Help me Jesus, help me please!

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The Truth

December 27, 2011

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The truth you did not want to hear Though you acted most sincere You coaxed and claimed it was safe You pledged acceptance – I showed my face! So, my story I did reveal Not all, but parts enough to seal The fate you chose to then bestow Upon my heart and my soul. Quick […]

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A Voice

December 17, 2011

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Who will be a voice for the victims? For the baby who is abandoned Forsaken for no reason. For the child who is abused Beaten and bruised. For the girl who is molested And feels ashamed. For the boy who is hated Denied and rejected. For the woman who is raped And carries the blame. […]

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Nothing Material

December 8, 2011

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Nothing Material Dear God, As I open my heart and allow Jesus in I pray for your mercy; that you make me strong from within. Please… Help me understand your ways, for I fear I’ll go astray It can seem so difficult, I don’t like it this way. Please… Help me find the courage and […]

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I Am Not A Victim, I Am A Survivor!

November 22, 2011

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First and foremost, I will have you know that I am a survivor and a Christian. Secondly, I will share that I have been a victim of most types of abuse: childhood abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, spouse abuse, religious abuse, criminal abuse and even self abuse. The icing on the cake was being […]

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Song

November 21, 2011

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There’s a little girl with tears in her eyes And people often wonder why She can’t understand what this world has come to So I write this song showing what faith can do (I tell her) Don’t be afraid my little child Wipe away those tears, let me see a smile Your understanding is as […]

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Kidnapped

November 20, 2011

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Estimated read time: 15 minutes (based upon true events) Kidnapped Part 1 “Come on! Those guys want to talk to us,” Julie exclaims as she skips over to a black sedan that’s pulled up alongside the curb. I approach cautiously with a dubious expression on my face, stopping just behind the vehicle. Julie leans into […]

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