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Trapped in the Dark Alley of Food Addiction?

Trapped in the Dark Alley of Food Addiction?

Have you ever take a wrong turn? Maybe you were 5 minutes late and your hunch that the next street was the right street backfired and landed you in an alley with some shady looking characters. By shady I mean varmints—a ragged feline atop a rotten fence hisses a warning, and a half-starved dog with hollow eyes half barks/half growls from its chain in a bedraggled front yard. As you try to back out, you hear a crack, and with horror recognize the outline of a giant tree limb as it crashes to the Continue reading

Hope from the Heart of the Cave

Hope from the Heart of the Cave

God knows the ways our hearts most need to hear from him. He knows our questions, even when the ache in our souls cannot find a way to express them. So I have learned again over these past weeks, when my heart and soul have been so dry and thirsty, He is there to water me. This world is not a safe place. Darkness and danger lurk in bedroom closets and inside the human heart. We can pretend they aren't there by shutting our eyes and counting to ten. We hear them thumping in the night, Continue reading

When Anger and Justice Converge with Love and Mercy

When Anger and Justice Converge with Love and Mercy

Have you ever been really angry? I'm not talking about annoyed or frustrated—like when your car breaks down and it's going to cost a lot of money to fix. I'm talking about seething anger, the kind that grips you by the gullet and squeezes. The anger that propels you toward the abyss of despair because there is no catch for your emotion. I felt that kind of anger when I first read about Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. The knowledge of what had been done to them made me so Continue reading