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Brenda Elysium
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I am a pilgrim on the journey home.
I am a pilgrim on the journey home.

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Refocus for 2019
It has been seven years since my life shattered through an event that seems both very far away and as memorable as today's lunch.  A lot has happened since that cold February morning but this seventh year invites a special season of reflection and expressio...
Refocus for 2019
Refocus for 2019
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A Cross-Country Trip
I've moved across the country three times and made numerous road trips between Southern states and the Midwest but this fall was a first.  My husband and I set out on a three-week cross-country camping trip.  We planned the details of the trip for well over...
A Cross-Country Trip
A Cross-Country Trip
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Choosing Joy
I have a quote on my bulletin board that is worth sharing this week: "Not every storm is in the forecast. Trials and tribulations can always be counted on At different times throughout our lifetime. So why not choose joy anyway? Take ordinary days and find ...
Choosing Joy
Choosing Joy
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Hope for My Daughter
I've had the privilege of journeying with women recovering from having been married to a pedophile for a number of years now.  Some, like I, have dared to remarry but we have all struggled mightily with the prospect of trusting again.  After all, as some ar...
Hope for My Daughter
Hope for My Daughter
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Timeout
My second home from infancy One of the first places my parents took me shortly after my birth was to church.  I have an old black and white picture of my infant dedication, which included the "laying on of hands" in fervent prayer for me.  Both of my grandm...
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Timeout
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Enough for 2018
I have been struggling to write my annual post describing my word for the year for well over a month.  The word revealed itself quite early in the process; it has been the sorting out of what the word means to me or holds for the upcoming months that has be...
Enough for 2018
Enough for 2018
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Healing Stones
I awoke this morning after another series of dreams that seem to point to a niggling truth struggling to come to my conscious awareness.  As I prayed for discernment and understanding, I recalled the many who have been helpers along this journey of recovery...
Healing Stones
Healing Stones
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Court Transcripts & Letters from Prison
I have not said much lately about my "qualifier" (a kinder word for the perpetrator I was married to).  Earlier this year, he violated the conditions of his probation and now sits in prison.  As a former volunteer behind bars, I had inside information on th...
Court Transcripts & Letters from Prison
Court Transcripts & Letters from Prison
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Two Marriages, Two Islands, Two Traumas
I married my first husband when I was 21 years old and left with him two weeks after our weddin g for an assignment in the Caribbean.  We set up housekeeping in a multi-colored cement block house, in a small village on the edge of a rain forest.  We had run...
Two Marriages, Two Islands, Two Traumas
Two Marriages, Two Islands, Two Traumas
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When Dreams Die
One of the gifts that I have discovered as a consequence of marriage to a pedophile has been the opportunity to work with other partners. Sharing our stories and pain has been deeply rewarding and healing for me and I think for them as well.  I'd like to in...
When Dreams Die
When Dreams Die
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