Forgiveness

It is hard to add to her testimony of faith and healing. I urge everyone to read it and be spiritually strengthened, and also to help take practical action to fix our legal system that has allowed this injustice to occur.

toddlingFAITH

This is the most difficult post I have written. August 16th  is the 7-year anniversary of my family’s death. Although I have shared about my loss and the tragic events that took place, I have been relatively private regarding the legal aspect of this journey. However, recent events have compelled me to speak up and try to raise public awareness regarding my family’s experience with the criminal justice system. Something is amiss and needs to be brought to light. “If you see something, say something”. We are regularly reminded that we should speak up when something does not seem right. I have learned that ignoring what we see and hear can lead to destruction.

I have four goals in sharing my story:

  1. I hope to raise community awareness that my brother is being recommended for outpatient treatment and may be gaining access to the public.
  2. I hope that…

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21 Weeks Pregnant UC Journal- Kicks and Cramps

I don't know if it's because I've reached the magical age of 30 or if it's because I have 4 children already, but pregnancy #5 is not easy. I basically feel like an old lady every day. My legs hurt, back hurts, and I want to sleep. I normally love this stage of pregnancy and [...]

Biblical Response to Cutting/Self-Injury

I gave myself a rare treat tonight; a nice hot bath. As a mother of 4 (and counting) taking a bath is an indulgance I don't often get to enjoy. I was listening to an audio book of the gospel of John, when I noticed the marks all over my body. First, I looked at [...]