Category Archives: Thoughts & Opinions

Grandparent Rights? No!

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There are a group of people who are currently lobbying for grandparent rights. Visitation rights, specifically.

They claimed June 14th as ‘their’ day.

Flag Day, in the US, has now been co-opted by folks who have their own agenda, and frankly, it’s a frightening one.

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The Duggar Girls Were Preyed On By Their Parents After Being Sexually Abused

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So I’ve had a few days to get my thoughts together on the Duggar story that is all over the news. A couple of people have asked me to share my two cents so here it is: Continue reading The Duggar Girls Were Preyed On By Their Parents After Being Sexually Abused

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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Setting Healthy Boundaries

Setting Healthy Boundaries

We all have to set boundaries for ourselves. It’s very important. Boundary setting is not about getting other people to change. It is about deciding what you are prepared to tolerate and then communicating those limits firmly and consistently.

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Shocking Facts About the Calendar

Facts About the Calendar

The calendar has come into conversation a lot, just in researching the history of the Easter holiday so it’s been on my mind. During my research and over the last couple of years I’ve been told by many friends and associates, including some that are leaders in the church, that the calendar is different today than it was in the day that the Ten Commandments were given, so wanting details, I did a little research and learned some truly shocking facts about the calendar.

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