Thought provoking reflections on life.
This story begins in Arkansas with the nine-year-old Michael, and his younger brother, abandoned by their father, living with their strict grandmother who regularly beats them. The family attend church regularly, he discovers at a young age, he has a gift for playing the organ and it is the beginning of a lifelong love of music.
Author: Jay D Roberts, MD
Publisher: Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC
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Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.
have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Thanks to the generous donations from members of our community, Caring for Kids has been able to help a mother who is a survivor of domestic violence. She has left her soon to be ex-husband and is going to court for custody of her two children. In order to escape the violence and stress of an abusive relationship, she moved and required basic needs items for her new home. Caring for Kids was able to provide her with towels, sheets, hygiene products, kitchen items, and area rugs to furnish…Continue
Added by The Raise Foundation on September 25, 2012 at 10:09pm — No Comments
A mother suffering from mental illness.
A little sweet girl who wants nothing more than her mother’s love.
Family members who turn their backs to the blatant horror that is staring them in the face.Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on September 3, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments
Whether it’s Randy Travis’ mug shots splashed across tabloids, news of Amanda Bynes hit-and-run after an earlier arrest for a DUI or community service handed to Miley Cyrus for drunk driving, there is a celebrity battle with substance abuse seemingly everyday.
Added by Rhonda Talbot on August 22, 2012 at 10:58pm — No Comments
Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest is a deeply disturbing memoir. At the same time it is an important book, one that offers a strong message of hope and renewal to victims of this terrible crime.Continue
Getting Out of Dodge City, Heading for L.A. on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe is a short novel that reads like a memoir and that will appeal to those interested in black American history and the dynamics of poor black American families from the early 1800s to the 1960s.
The story begins in 1821 with our narrator talking about the origins of the Atchinson,…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 25, 2012 at 6:14am — No Comments
Raised to believe that a man needed to look after a woman and that, as her mother used to tell her, ‘single women have no status’, Philippa Sklaar felt that any man was better than no man. If a man looked after her, she owed him. So, for financial security and, admittedly, her relationship addiction, Philippa tolerated abuse, became whoever her husband wanted her to be and lost herself along the way. Her book,…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on March 30, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Have you ever witnessed a parent verbally mistreating their child in public? For me, this is the most uncomfortable feeling ...Until recently I was always confused as to how to respond if at all. For the most part I would try to ignore it while in my mind pray for the…Continue
Added by denny hagel on February 1, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
As the mother of an 11-year old boy, the news of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged child abuse and the questionable diligence Joe Paterno exercised in reporting the incident hit close to home.
Needing an outlet for my feelings, I posted the following on my Facebook page immediately after I heard the news:
I don't care about winning streaks, national titles, or hollow sound bites. That members of the Penn State administration barely raised their hands when faced with eye-witness…Continue
Added by Stacie Chadwick on January 24, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments
I just wonder sometimes what kind of a world are we living in where there is no respect for the innocence of a child? Where stores think nothing of putting graphic x-rated sexual images in front of our children with no warning. Once their young eyes have seen that type of material there is no…Continue
Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on November 14, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments
I am also a Penn State alum and a mom of three children, two of them young boys. I share your disgust and I mourn the loss of innocence of all of those victims. I also mourn the loss of our icon, Joe Paterno. Paterno was more than a football coach. For decades, he embodied how to lead with respect, honor and high standards. Unfortunately, now he must be judged himself by those same high standards. I agree with the board's decision, but I do not applaud it. There is nothing here to…Continue
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Two kids, two stints as a temporary stay at home mom….otherwise known as maternity leave. My second “vacation” as many ignorant people around me prefer to call my time off is coming to a close. Back to being a slave to the man next week. I have mixed emotions. I love my children. I have…
Added by Someone's Mom on March 5, 2011 at 8:21am — No Comments
The Girl Store, run by…Continue
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