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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...



“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...



“If you could have anything in your life at this moment, what would it be?” I dreamed that I was with a group of people and we were going somewhere I hadn’t been before. As we waited, I picked up my bags and they were so heavy I couldn’t move them. I wondered, “How did I even get here, I literally cannot lift this bag!” I was rearranging the stuff I had, taking things out and piling them up to take and leave in the car. My friends had to help me, as it was all too much. I had...