I was five the first time I saw my step dad hit my mom. There was all this commotion in the living room that woke me up. When I ran in, I saw my mom sitting in a chair crying. My step dad was standing over her screaming, cursing, and pouring a bottle of beer… Read More
children of domestic violence
A Note of Love to Those Who’ve Lost Their Mother or Child
A few years ago, I preached a sermon entitled, “A Word for the Motherless.” I spoke from first-hand experience about Mother’s Day not being the joyous flowers and brunch kinda day for everyone. You see, I only had my biological mother in my life for 11 years. And, most of those 11 years, I watched her… Read More
Will You Be the One?
I can hear the screams coming from next door, again. It scares me the way they fight. It seems like the episodes are coming more and more frequently and each time more severe. Lindsay is wailing in the background. I want to run over and scoop her up! It’s so unfair. She’s the same age… Read More