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Jun 19

Persecuted

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

1375943_fireworks_9Yesterday my friend LeAndra posted on Facebook, “I have a love / hate relationship with this time of year…because of all the fireworks. I don’t know of I should hit the floor or look out the window at all the pretty colors…it all sounds like gun shots.”

She’s heard gun shots.
She’s heard fireworks.

Will the sound be followed by the beauty of celebration or the horror of violence?

The threat can be real; “hit the floor“.

Hit The Floor

LeAndra’s insightful comment reminded me of growing up bullied.

Feb 22

Dating Disaster – “Date Rape” – His Story

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Values

cold_morningDate rape is real, it’s tragic, and sometimes it’s very confusing.

This is a fictional account that’s written – based on true stories – to give words to those who are scared, silent, and silenced.

Yesterday’s account was written from a female’s perspective entitled “Her Story“.
Today’s account is from the male’s perspective.

I met this girl online.

Feb 21

Dating Disaster – “Date Rape” – Her Story – Part 1 of 2

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Values

167743_black_4Date rape is real, it’s tragic, and sometimes it’s very confusing.

This is a fictional account that’s written – based on true stories – to give words to those who are scared, silent, and silenced.

Today’s account was written from a female’s perspective.
Tomorrow’s account is from the male’s perspective entitled “His Story.”

Oct 24

Things Change

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Sports, Values

“Things change.”

“Things change. Change isn’t easy, but it’s necessary.”

Mark Anderson is speaking at TreeHouse’s Women of Hope event today. 

Last night in a room-full of interested listeners Mark Anderson captivated us with humor, heart-ache and wisdom.  In Mark’s inspiring story entitled “Defeat to Victory” he shared some strategies that have enabled him to overcome tremendous obstacles and achieve high levels of performance in his life.

Mark and his family faced many challenges growing up. Fortunately, as he said, “things change.”