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Don’t Pass it On

Photo by GAIMARD Thought for the Week “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ~Romans 12:2 A high percentage of abusers were themselves abused as children–physically, verbally, sexually. Other people may … Continue reading

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My Early Brushes with Mortality

Photo source: Richard Ratay My Real Memoir Oddly enough, as a child I came to equate suffering and death with my cousins, and with a quaint farming community. Mom and her sister Tavia were close, so we visited often. But … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two BFFs

Rory-the-Dauntless (left), Jeff a.k.a. “Sunshine” (right), and me (bottom) My Real Memoir The Jeff-Effect kicked in shortly after I started 2nd Grade. At first, I didn’t know anyone at La Pluma School and barely said a word. But Jeff, nicknamed … Continue reading

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Real Fatherhood

During self-introductions a college student of mine once boasted that he’d fathered 11 children by 11 different mothers. I normally avoid judgmental statements. Not this time. “Do you support them?” I asked. “Uh, no!” he said with a grin. “Then … Continue reading

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Our Bodies Our Own–Or God’s?

Originally posted on Nancy E. Head:
Know that the Lord is God, he made us, we belong to him, we are his people, the flock he shepherds. ~Psalm 100;3 NABRE~ I remember watching a segment CBS journalist Harry Reasoner did–probably for 60…

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Manhood: Time to Redefine

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The Pain We Feel, the Pain We Cause

A high percentage of abusers were themselves abused as children. We all inherit legacies of brokenness, “the sins of the father.” Even those of us who are from “good families.” Yes, even our children. God calls each of us to … Continue reading

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