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Confessing to that Which I Did Not Do

I was watching one of those real life crime drama shows recently.  I can’t remember if it was Dateline or 20/20 or 48 Hours, but the story was about a young woman who was  625 more words

When Church Hurts

A re-Post from a friend's blog: "The Oblates' Daughter"

“It is only partly true that religion does more harm than good in society. The community makes God into the image it wants, vengeful, or milky sweet, or scrupulously just, and so on.” – Mary Douglas, British Scientist… 510 more words

Community Of Jesus

What is Spiritual Abuse?

Wednesday What is it: What is Spiritual Abuse? Lisa Hunt-Wotton

What is Spiritual Abuse:

“Spiritual abuse can occur when a leader uses his or her spiritual position to control or dominate another person.” “Spiritual abuse can also occur when spirituality is used to make others live up to a spiritual standard”(Jeff VanVonderen). 1,185 more words

Sunday Everyday

Out of site, out of mind

Today, I am gutted.  We learned last night that friends of our who were on the mission field over 10 years have separated.  We have know for months that she was in the U.S. 319 more words


The church broke up with me and I'm (starting to be) ok

So I wanted this blog to be more active, and I wanted primarily to write about developments in my spiritual path.  But then something happened and even though I had some ideas for posts, it felt dishonest to where I was and am.   2,628 more words


PTSD and the Wolf at the Door

Lying here in the darkness
I hear the sirens wail
Somebody going to emergency
Somebody’s going to jail
If you find somebody to love in this world… 2,315 more words