Life In Community

Sorry I have been so absent from my blog.  As the CARE Retreat is getting closer we have been very busy people.  I am getting excited to share what we have learned over the last 15 years of being in community with survivors and learning the healing process.  I will...

The two kinds of amnesia

I became acquainted with Svali’s material in the early 90’s and found it to be a very helpful resource for my work with survivors. Svali gave me permission to share her articles on my blog.  She has articles on her own blog which might be very interesting...

Stair Class 4: Emotionally Engaged Living

The following is a class that two of our ladies is teaching the rest of community.  It is a class written and taught by the Veterans Administration.  They are doing a great job and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. What is distress tolerance? It is common for a...

Guilt

The topic is guilt. This is part of my therapy homework – to help me work on my issue with guilt, Jo told me that the next time I was doing the Shabbat sermon, I should talk about guilt. Thank you for being here and for listening! Well, I’ve been praying all week...

Rest and Restoration

Rest brings restoration!  If you work with survivors you need to take breaks to rest and listen to God’s voice (in the wind, the thunder, the roar of the ocean, in the quiet).  He tells me to “be still and know that I am God.”  I experienced Him all...

Vacation time!!

It is vacation time!  Jo and I are on a two week vacation.  Why?  Because we work with a stressful population that we love very dearly.  In order to meet all the needs within community we need air in our tires, metaphorically.  The people we work with have been...

WAR

Last night we went to a lecture given by WAR (Woman At Risk).  We were given interesting statistics that I would like to share with you.  Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal problem in the world.  The average age of children being trafficked for sexual...

The Foundation of Love

I don’t think I have ever met a trauma survivor of SRA who hasn’t asked one or more of the following:  Why did God abandon me?  Where was He when all of this was happening to me?  Why did God allow this to happen to me?  If He is God why didn’t He...

Facts About Human Trafficking

Early in our development of CARE, Jo and I were visiting various places, learning as much as we could about the area of trauma.  We were learning so much, and it was often painful information.  We came across information about human trafficking of women and children...

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