Monthly Archives: June 2012

Abandoned but Grateful

  My mother and father abandoned me before I was a year old. I was literally left at a neighbor’s house, and no parent ever returned. I wound up being raised by my mother’s parents, who had been abusive to … Continue reading

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What’s your main message?

  In order to overcome adversity and go on to accomplish your unique Life Assignment, you have to know the main message that has been planted inside you. Everyone has a message. If you don’t know yours, that’s okay; I’m … Continue reading

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A gift worth more than a million dollars

  Yesterday I awoke to find something on my nightstand that is worth more than $1 million in cash. It was the most beautiful card my husband has ever given me.  That card told me his feelings for me and … Continue reading

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Steps to spiritual maturity that sets us free

  I HATE YOU I HATE WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO ME I AM STRONGER BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU DID TO ME. The most natural human response to being abused is to hate the abuser. But hatred is like battery acid. … Continue reading

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Practical advice for foster families (…for all families)

I was recently contacted by Focus on the Family to participate in a documentary film they are doing on what foster kids need. On Facebook I posted a question to nearly 3,000 friends, many of whom are foster alumni, asking … Continue reading

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