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Slice of Life: I Speak Trauma

Trauma is the language I speak best. I didn’t know any of its vocabulary when my son came to me three and a half years ago. 532 more words

Slice Of Life

Day 103 - The Mad House

There is a manor at the end of a lane. In the center of that manor there is a cloud, which stretches tendrils into everyone who comes near. 338 more words

The Phantasmagoria

Strong to the Finish

The title today is a borrowed phrase from a great ministry partner, Brian Hunter, who has done an excellent job of listening to God’s call and acting upon it. 443 more words

Brian Hunter

A YA Indie Double Dip: The Power of One (Group of Like-minded Folk)...

Welcome to another Double-Dip review, in which we select a few books of note and thrust them forcefully into the condiment of revieweriness.  Today I have two indie YA titles for you – one dealing with attacks on a united group from supernatural forces and the other dealing with a horrifying attack on two family groups and how they deal with the aftermath.  1,118 more words

Fiction

Cease to Exist, Part II: Aftermath

It takes me a long time to forgive, longer to let go. It’s harder when the object of my forgiveness doesn’t apologize, and harder still when the object disappears, leaving me to do the work of relationship on my own. 932 more words

Writing And Life

I Think I'm Breaking Down Again

I’ve been in total denial.

The flashbacks are more frequent. More severe.

I’m anxious.

I’m panicked.

Nobody really knows what it’s like to be in my head. 310 more words

PTSD

The Only Way Out Is Through

This is such a simple statement to understand, yet incredibly hard to put into action. It is repeated many times in Michael Brown’s self help book ‘The Presence Process’, and this is where I first heard it. 260 more words