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Being Grateful in Times of Hardship

Being grateful in times of hardship is difficult. Reflecting back afterward helps to discover the blessings. A while back, I was talking with my baby sister about past memories of abuse. She became worried and expressed concern about me being so negative all the time. I thought, she doesn’t understand. I’m in the process of …

How to End the Epidemic of Violence

Many are asking; how to end the epidemic violence in schools, communities and around the world? Parents are asking; why are children committing such heinous acts of violence? The question we must ask; how did humanity get in this condition? What needs to happen to end the epidemic of violence. To find answers, our attention …

Planting Seeds of Faith

Planting Seeds of Faith – My father always had a way with words, and the words he spoke this day was planting seeds of faith.  My father planted seeds of faith in moments of anger. He stood his ground and refused to purchase the Bible and relieve my temporary burdens. Then he pointed me in the direction …

Living in Fear is a Trap

When I look back over my life of 52 years, one thing stands out the most. I’ve spent a good share of my life “living in fear.” I lived in fear of an abusive husband finding me. In fear of judgment having run away, leaving my two children behind. And fear of what other’s thought about …