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Jun 6

Bless The Bully

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, TreeHouse, Values

284860_winning_boxer_2Two teens on two Tuesdays.
They made opposite decisions.
They experienced different outcomes.

One

A feared gang leader sauntered into the room.
He looked nervous, but none of the teens in the room saw it.
They saw “him.”
They froze.

TreeHouse is an incredibly safe place.
Suddenly, for them, it felt unsafe.

I knew the reaction.
I didn’t know him.

He was required to be there.
He stayed ten minutes and left.
I followed, hoping we could have a conversation another day.
He didn’t stop.
He didn’t speak.
I never saw him again.
Sadly, he was killed in a gang-related incident within a year.

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.”

Feb 25

Heroes Arise From The Scandal Of Bad Choices

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Values

Scandal used to be, scandalous. Bad news prompted bad publicity, which lead to bad consequences.

Someone once said any publicity is good publicity. I think Tiger Woods would disagree.

The scandal of bad choices damages self-worth.

Moses struggled with his self-worth.  He was a murderer; pursued by the civil authorities he fled for his life. He left his princely role, his family, friends, people and nation.  Followed by scandal he fled.

And along came God with an offer to be a hero if he faced his scandal.  Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”