Monthly Archives: March 2015

Nut-Free Banana Bread

Nut-Free Banana Bread (Paleo)

I have made this Nut-Free Banana Bread more times than I can count, but each time I make it, it gets scarfed down before I get a chance to take a picture of it. I don’t remember where the original recipe came from but I’ve tweaked it a bit since I started making it and with that it’s become a family favorite where I make two loaves at a time whenever we have leftover bananas that need to be eaten. Continue reading Nut-Free Banana Bread

Toxic Family Members > God says “Walk Away”

ToxicFamilyMembers - God says walk away

I am often asked why I don’t associate with my birth mother, my brother, and two of my half-brothers. The conversations all start with, “How is your…?” To which I reply, “I’m not really sure, I haven’t seen them or talked to them in years”. Then I am asked “Why?” To keep it simple, I  just say that we took different paths in life, which sums it up in a nutshell, but that never seems to be an acceptable answer, because as soon as it’s said, the interrogation begins. At this point, I usually just say that the house I grew up in was abusive so I walked away, so I wouldn’t become a product of that environment. I am then told, in so many words, that it’s sinful and wrong that I’ve cut off ties with my family; that it doesn’t matter that they were or are abusive to me, the proper thing to do is be patient and tolerant of their sins.

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