Safe Haven’s 10 signs Directly from their website

10 Signs of Child Abuse You can become aware of child abuse by recognizing the signs. Here are 10 signs that can help. 1. Unexplained injuries. Visible signs of physical abuse may include unexplained burns or bruises in the shape of objects. You may also hear unconvincing explanations of a child’s injuries. 2. Changes in…

Josh Duggar

“Josh’s parents, Jim Bob, 49, and Michelle, 48, also issued a joint statement, saying they hope that people who watch them on TV realize that ‘we are not a perfect family.’ USA Today“ Yes, Michelle, you are right, NO family is perfect.  I sympathize with you. In our own family, we have had our own traumas.  And…

This Mother’s day I am praying that all my fellow moms can be whole, blessed and strong.

I no longer call you slaves…..I have called you friends JN 15:12-17 This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  For some moms, issues that may or may not have been dealt with can come to the fore in a huge way during many aspects of motherhood.   When you are enslaved it is very difficult to see Jesus…

Heart of the Home

How to spot a Feminist

This is what I believe a feminist to be: “John Paul II had begun his theologically based affirmation of integral gender complementarity in his Wednesday audiences between 1979 and 1984, in what is now compiled as the Theology of the Body. In this work, he describes his belief that men and women are formed as…

Truly, as I was told by a priest friend of mine this is something very needed, NOW!

I have something to admit.  I have been hiding my light under a bushel basket.  Why, you may ask: fear and perfectionism. Two of the demons that I fight every day and when a little mothering trauma/drama comes into my life I become frozen with fear and crippled by perfectionism.  Both of these make me…

See the woman in the front pew, she’s blessing you at communion

I am not your usual Catholic: I sit right in the front.  Sometime during Lent I was struck with a calling to pray for each person receiving communion.  I have been doing it since, for a little over a month or so. The prayer is quite simple; it’s: God Bless You. The urge to pray this…