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Hell on Earth

It is a piece of hell when innocents are gunned down, without a doubt. I’ve read many attempts at solutions and blame in the days since. Some maintain that it’s the access to automatic weapons, so we need to limit that access. Or, it’s the lack of access to mental health advocacy, so we need to increase that access. It’s the violence in media, so we need to decrease that violence. A friend in Africa laments that some lethal crimes are “fad-” oriented, which is horrifying, but possibly true as well. No real solutions there. That’s the thing that speaks...

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Shade

My son asked me a million dollar question recently, “Mom, can I trust these people?”  I’m so sorry honey, but you cannot trust anyone purely based on an affiliation they have with a group.  A “homeschool family” tortures their children.  A long-term Pastor sexually assaulted a teen, and begged her not to tell.  A church board did not report the assault to the police.  An Olympic coach with more than 150 counts of sexual assault.  A lawyer who stole from his boss.  A policeman who shot an innocent.  Every day there is a new story.  A few generations back, it...

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Thriving

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is not difficult no longer matters.” (M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth) A friend passed along a quote about it being time for me to stop surviving and start...