• Published On: May 31, 2016/By /1.7 min read/

    We had family over for Memorial Day. So what? Lots of people do this very thing. For survivors of trauma, it's a big [...]

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  • Published On: May 13, 2016/By /1.2 min read/

    "Just because I'm crying, do not think of me as weak." The words sobbed out of my throat last night. I cry when [...]

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  • Published On: April 21, 2016/By /4.2 min read/

    When emotional, psychological, relational, physical, or spiritual pain lasts for an extended period of time, what choices do you have? I've discovered people [...]

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  • Published On: April 13, 2016/By /2.5 min read/

      Do you ever think  "everyone else seems to have their lives together? " What's wrong with me? Why do others have happier [...]

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  • Published On: March 1, 2016/By /3 min read/

    I just returned home from the Refresh Conference for Foster and Adoptive Parents in Redmond, WA. It was amazing! Unlike anything I've ever [...]

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  • Published On: November 4, 2015/By /4.2 min read/

    God is amazing! Prayer is powerful! If both of these statements are true, why have I felt so powerless when it comes to [...]

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  • Published On: November 2, 2015/By /3 min read/

    This is a crazy world we live in (I missed a letter, so I first typed, “This is a ‘cray’ world.” Either fits). [...]

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  • Published On: October 14, 2015/By /3.8 min read/

    Why don't we like to talk about difficult things? I'm from Colorado, so you know it's alway safe to talk about the weather [...]

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  • Published On: October 9, 2015/By /5 min read/

    Graduation. I spoke at the graduation of some adopted children whose trauma has impacted their ability to receive love. These kids came from [...]

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