The Sky is Not Falling. (Don’t be afraid.)

I am sharing the lessons I learned from 2020 that I am bringing into 2021. Lesson 1: The Sky is Not Falling. (Don’t be afraid.) Before I went into therapy, one of the things that I struggled with was this feeling that the rug would get pulled from beneath me at any moment. I never […]

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Let this be your Christmas to escape.

I’m writing my memoir of healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse. Today, I wrote about the year I broke the “code” and missed Christmas the first time. Celebrating together and visiting everyone was always a big deal. Perhaps the greatest act was to show up, smile, hug, and exchange gifts with my abuser.  It was the […]

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Why me?

Where were you when you heard the bad news that changed everything? “I wonder if I should I try Mango or Peach,” I thought as I stood staring at the aisle of endless options for sparkling water. My phone rang, and I thought I recognized the number, so I answered it.  I held the phone […]

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Do you tiptoe or dive into the pool?

This photo is a screenshot of me attempting to jump on a float in the pool. I will spare you the video, but let’s say it didn’t quite go as planned. So, it is with life, especially 2020. I’ve been quiet and absent because I’ve been waiting for a good and stable time. A time […]

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the ledge of love

I thought I was a little overwhelmed before.Standing in the chasm of the unknown.On the edgeWith a tiny toe over.Do I leap?Or back fiercely against the stone wall? There is no where to go.The wall behind me is solidNo entry allowed. So I must leapTwo toes overI think I canI think I canLike a little […]

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You are held.

A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over my life so much that I nearly drowned.  (Mark 4:37 rewritten)  I immediately panicked and put on the nearest life vest floating on the water. Then I grabbed buckets and furiously worked to dump the water out as quickly as possible.  I cried and screamed […]

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Dearly Loved Daughters

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2 The lens of Childhood Sexual Abuse affected my life and my vision. It distorted my perceptions and impacted my […]

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You are not intimidated.

Fear of man will prove to be a snare,    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25 I pray this sets someone free.   It happened two Sunday’s ago. I walked in a little late to Sunday School and sat quietly in the empty chair directly in front of my friend Tope, the teacher. The four of us […]

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Inner Strength (Guest Post)

I’m so excited to introduce you to my prayer, women’s ministry and writing partner, Tope Keku. I started attending her Sunday School class about seven years ago, just as I was beginning my journey to heal from Childhood Sexual Abuse. She has consistently been there for me, prayed with me and pointed me to the […]

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