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Dealing with a bully; accountability is love

My teen daughter has a bully. Oddly enough? At the moment, so do I. But after spending my childhood and much of my adulthood terrified of these intimidating people, I’ve finally reached a point in my life that I no longer live in fear of them or anyone. So that’s what I’m teaching my children to do, … Continue reading

Loving an addict, finding hope in a wasteland

I woke up this morning in a disquieted state. I had been dreaming of a dear sweet friend of mine whose husband is an alcoholic. In my dream, this beautiful, vibrant woman with a sparkle in her eyes unmatched by any I’ve seen, looked starkly different. Her face was worn. Her sparkle gone. Her beautiful, … Continue reading

When I was hungry …

I met a transient couple named Justine and Wayne sitting outside of a downtown hotel today.  This wasn’t the first time I’d seen them, but it was the first time I’d stopped to talk. Yesterday, they had been sitting alongside the on ramp for the interstate with their dogs, holding up a sign and asking … Continue reading