Poem written by the Mother of a Catholic Abuse-Survivor

My dear daughter. You are beloved and the light of my life. However, I abhor the person you have become while being in Catholic school. You have succumbed to their lies. You have believed the teachings of some Catholic Church women. These holier-than-thou, self-righteous women who blame the victims of childhood sexual abuse for somehow … More Poem written by the Mother of a Catholic Abuse-Survivor

Gaining Respect

Professional women must work hard to gain respect. Much like minorities, respect isn’t just given to women. Many women raise children in environments where women are disrespected which perpetuates the problem. This dynamic creates a society where women are not respected. Thus, we have women’s marches of all sorts. The spiritual life is rooted in … More Gaining Respect

Christmas Gifts

            Ministers of any Christian denomination know that Christmas is a very emotionally trying time for many people.             First, every family is reminded at Christmas time of loved ones who have died and can no longer celebrate with us physically. Then there are the … More Christmas Gifts

Real Love

Human beings are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, the mind of the human person is considered to be good. “And because the mind is regarded as praiseworthy, not only as being learned, but also as being good, one gives heed not only to what he remembers and what he understands, but … More Real Love

Love Prevails

Unseen, hidden, lost and feared the light upon light such a beautiful terror shaping and molding the star-filled sky.   The Word misunderstood, forgotten, dismissed twisted, contorted, abused, and used came to love through blood and tears.   Layer upon layer of lies over truth what is real is announced by one imprudence is practiced … More Love Prevails

Many Dwelling Places

The gospel of John chapter fourteen is filled with passages of Jesus comforting his disciples. The disciples want Jesus to stay with them forever. Jesus is explaining to them why he needs to leave. Jesus says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there … More Many Dwelling Places

The Risen Jesus

         How traumatic was the crucifixion! Yet, equally glorious is the resurrection! The timeless allure of the Easter story resonates in the soul of every person. No one has gone through life without experiencing some kind of betrayal, trauma, mocking rejection, or death. No one! Even the process of being born is a traumatic disruption from a … More The Risen Jesus