Open Blogging, Personal Stories, Safe Churches, Self-Care, SPIRITUAL SOUNDING BOARD

Checking In: How Are You Holding Up Under the COVID-19 Lockdown?

So . . . how are you doing with this pandemic? How is it affecting you emotionally and spiritually? Are you staying connected with people? What kinds of things are you doing at home? Are you doing anything differently?

Open Blogging, Spiritual Encouragement, SPIRITUAL SOUNDING BOARD


I'm grateful that I got to sleep in this morning and for the beautiful sunshine that is streaming through my bedroom window as I type. I'm grateful for you. This place would be nothing without you. I'm grateful that you have come alongside me in supporting others who have been harmed by those who claim… Continue reading Grateful

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Glory to the Newborn King – Merry Christmas!

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Work of Christmas Begins "When the song of the angels is stilled, when the… Continue reading Glory to the Newborn King – Merry Christmas!

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SSB Open Discussion

    Last Friday, I completed my second term at college and then had a fun visit with Kathi (Kathi helps me on the SSB Facebook page) on Friday and Saturday.  Today, for the first time ever, I became a "former homeschooling mom" as I sent all my kids to public school - two for the very first time.… Continue reading SSB Open Discussion

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Sound Off on Spiritual Sounding Board

      I've got a lot of fires burning, so you get to call it.  Your turn to sound off whatever is on your heart. Mark Driscoll made the Seattle news KOMO front page. How long can this last? Ergun Caner's 15-year old son committed suicide. I can't help but remember a conversation I saw on… Continue reading Sound Off on Spiritual Sounding Board

Open Blogging, Spiritual Abuse, SURVIVOR STORIES

Spiritual Sounding Board: Sound Off

*     *     * He made my feet like the feet of a deer  and set me secure on the heights. Psalm 18:33 *     *     * *     *     * I just watched this and experienced mixed emotions throughout this short video.  I don't want… Continue reading Spiritual Sounding Board: Sound Off

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Sounding Board: You’ve got the Floor

*     *     * Sounding Board 1. Music a. A thin board forming the upper portion of the resonant chamber in an instrument, such as a violin or piano, and serving to increase resonance. b. A structure placed behind or over a podium or platform to reflect music or a speaker’s voice to an audience.… Continue reading Sounding Board: You’ve got the Floor

Courtship, Homeschool Movement, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Open Blogging, Personal Stories, Reader's Prose

Hannah’s Purity Ring Story

After posting the article, Fathers and Daughters: Who Owns a Daughter's Heart?, it opened up a can of worms for Hannah, my 25-year old daughter.   For new readers, she's my daughter who was also named in the defamation lawsuit by our former pastor (you can read her story from her perspective:  Hannah's Personal Story in Her Own… Continue reading Hannah’s Purity Ring Story