June 7, 2019

What happens when you buck tradition of GENERATIONS of women who don’t discuss sexual abuse and rape? You break the silence, and give voice to future generations; you give them the power of language, framework, self-worth, un-shame. 

They, the new generations, are final...

June 1, 2019

It’s midnight and I find myself awake and anxious.


Crawling into a cozy bed is every adult’s favorite part of the day, right? You’ve worked all day, logged 12,000 steps on that FitBit, and you’ve chased your children around.  Bedtime has arrived and life is grand!


May 2, 2019

I spent a lot of days crying in my bed. During the healing process, I cried a lot. It felt like I was constantly dying. Or maybe had already died. I think in some ways that sounds more true. Some people in my life had died as well, gone forever from their previous posi...

April 26, 2019


If there is one thing that my mother taught me, I mean really ingrained within me, it was to follow my gut...and to root for the underdog, because who else will?  Oops, I guess that's two things. 

You might think that sounds great and it may be for some people...

April 19, 2019

We're a few days away from Easter. This is the time when Christians recognize and celebrate Jesus's death and resurrection. While this is nothing more than a holiday to eat more candy for some, in faith-based homes it's can be a powerful time to be present with God's s...

April 4, 2019

This past week I had the privilege of sitting in a meeting with my church and the Samaritan Safe Church organization. I call it a privilege because not many of us have the opportunity to be a part of the discussions which could make our place of worship safer for the c...

March 29, 2019


You may be wondering why I'm writing you after all these years. It's been nearly twenty - did you know that? It's been nearly twenty years since you chose to inflict your evil desires on my body? I've never taken the time to address you about what you did to me t...

March 21, 2019

I remember the first time I got cursed out by our neighbor. I was trying to back out of our driveway which was located on a fairly busy road. Our neighbors had planted low hanging trees and high bushes which directly infringed on our line of sight trying to leave our h...

March 15, 2019


"She said she wanted to run you over with her car?!  Because you tossed a notebook onto the seat instead of placing it down gently?!  Dude, that chick is crazy!  You need to break up with her!"

Umm, this makes me sound bad.... Maybe I should start over. 

I was...

March 8, 2019

One crisp fall afternoon, much like the chilly days we're having now, all my sweet school-aged children came filing into the house after being dropped off by the bus. All their precious little faces running over to me with smiles on their lips, giving me hugs and telli...

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