One Outrage Is Spurring Hope

One Outrage Is Spurring Hope

After I was raped I lived in PTSD for months with the rapist as my backyard neighbor.  He was out on $250,000 bail in 1982, a huge sum then.  It took months for a conviction and sentencing; not for my case, but the one he was out on bail for.  I went to his sentencing.  […]

Two Spotlights on Spotlight

Two Spotlights on Spotlight

The film that wins Best Picture might not have been everyone’s first choice, but it will have had the most fans across the Academy.  The vote of the overall Academy chooses best picture. I have contemplated the significance of the movie Spotlight winning the Oscar for Best Picture.  I am delighted it did.  I believe […]

One Surprising Bill Cosby Legacy

One Surprising Bill Cosby Legacy

Great joy for all of you who had the great blessing of sharing the holidays with friends and family.  I had some fun time with both and I count it all joy! The new year brings in some encouraging news for survivors and their families. The opinion page of the Sacramento Bee says Bill Cosby’s […]

One Amazing Hope Story

I just spent the last week at a Level II Thrive course in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  What is Thrive you might ask?  Would you like to get on a joy building journey?  I am convinced there is nothing better, since we are designed by our Creator to live in joy. Though we worked and prepared […]

A Duggar Warning: The Lost Opportunity

So our iconic Duggar family has been tragically discredited.  As I look at what is out there about the disclosure of Josh’s molestations, it seems to me that the vast majority of responses are taking sides to either defend or discredit.  I hope to be impartial, understanding that they have been held up to be […]

Warning: Two Common Hope Mistakes

Hello all, What a week!  Our flooring is being installed for a third time in one year and five months.  The hope to find in this complicated story is that it is almost done!  Yay! What I see as a ‘hidden hope’ many do not realize can be found in a story in last Sunday’s […]

One Little Known Fact April

Oh, happy day!  I was able to take a great wildflower hike last Monday with friends.  There is such glory for me as I marvel in God’s beautiful colors, and how the seeds spread to produce more, as well as the joy of relationship with friends. “Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign […]

It’s No Surprise Right? And Here Is An Example Of What Is Happening Around The World

International Justice Mission is great.   I wanted to get this out sooner but so much is coming in to post that I forgot I even had this one as a draft.  So, a bit outdated, and yet not, at the same time.   These needs are all over the world, and IJM is constantly working like […]

35 Things We’d Better Tell Our Sons About Harassment, Assault & “Boys will Boys”

 This is a long one, I know.  Kudos to the author.  It can change us and our culture.  The following is the best Christmas give we can give our sons.  It is beautiful.  Merry Christmas to you all. From: A Holy Experience <annvoskamp@aholyexperience.com> Date: November 21, 2014 at 7:36:25 AM GMT+8Subject: 35 Things We’d Better […]

How Safe Is Your Child’s Teacher? “Kristen’s Secret”…48 Hours

How Safe Is Your Child’s Teacher?  “Kristen’s Secret”…48 Hours

  I love being outside; hiking, camping, biking, kayaking, and walking with friends.  I want to parachute.  I want to backpack.  I don’t like Facebook or Twitter or any of that stuff.  My intuitive therapist brain just doesn’t connect with all that, or even have a clue how computers work.  The younger generations have grown […]