Panicked

This morning a panicked neighbor described in her best Spanglish about a ring of child abuse that is occurring.  Fourteen children from a nearby village school have been forced to perform naked for a pornographer.  The parents of all the known abused children have filed legal declarations, but the government authorities are afraid to take…

Fledgling Pledges

“Shoulding” on each other is the quickest way to lose friends!  The radio DJ, the anchor, the news columnist, all those people get paid to write opinions, to speak ‘their’ beliefs, and to report pure facts. They are not my friends, and they do not speak for me.  These days I must wisely just listen…

Denial Defined

Once upon a time, in the midst of a self-made-mid-life crisis, when my frustrations and delusions overwhelmed me, I had a slight glimpse of truth, a heart exposing revelation. That in my campaign to change people, I trampled over boundaries as I pridefully criticized world leaders, my family, friends and the church! Denial kept me…