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Just Show Up – Christmas Loneliness

By | 2017-12-14T10:41:23+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Blog|

The holidays can be a very difficult time for survivors of abuse. Many have been abused by relatives and this is a time that emphasizes family togetherness, goodwill and good cheer. I've known many survivors who have been forced to 'drink and be merry' sitting next to the person who abused them as a child [...]

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Just Show Up – Advent IS God Showing Up!

By | 2017-12-06T12:38:29+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Blog|

My HOPE for Christmas is to soak in the LOVE of Christ through my family and friends. Call me to share a glass of vino and conversation and you'll be making my Christmas wish come true. I look ahead to 2018 and I am encouraged by the HOPE that resides within the very thread of [...]

Just Show Up – We Are Survivors!

By | 2017-11-15T14:43:26+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Blog|

Not sure how to catch everyone up. I did a reflection for a bible study on the Gospel of John last week that I was not able to deliver ... in the reflection I mentioned how I felt we should be studying Job as it seems that is what my life is currently mimicking at [...]

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God Sees Something in You that You Don’t See in Yourself *Guest Post*

By | 2017-10-24T17:22:56+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Blog|

God Sees Something in You that You Don’t See in Yourself BY NAN BROWN SELF In the Roots of Unforgiveness chapter in Forgiveness: Making Space for Grace, I have written about the righteous root in my family, my grandmother Grace. She reflected Christ’s character; she was joyful in her faith and she was a grateful [...]

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Just Show Up – JUST BREATHE (Open Course Available to All)

By | 2017-08-08T13:21:53+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Blog|

*Guest Post* We are born into this world with our first breath and we leave this world with our last breath. The space in between these two breaths is our journey on Earth. The quality of our journey is impacted by many factors including the quality of our breath. The breath nourishes our body and [...]

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Just Show Up – The Stream

By | 2017-08-02T16:41:43+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Blog|

A cacophony of sounds erupts around me. People bustling about, cleaning cabins, making beds, transferring luggage to the car, all a great contrast to the ever-flowing rush of the stream that is before me. I’m in Twin Lakes, Colorado at my family’s cabins. For seven days I’ve been surrounded by my best friend’s family – [...]

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