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Processing Pain Through Poetry

    by Linda K I wrote this poem a couple of months ago. I wrote it while trying to process the struggle of dealing with one sister who suffers with mental illness (bipolar disorder and bulimia) and other family members … Continue reading

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Just Broken Glass: Children in a Mentally Ill World

Mental illnesses in parents represent a risk for children in the family. These children have a higher risk for developing mental illnesses than other children. When both parents are mentally ill, the chance is even greater that the child might … Continue reading

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The Kingdom is a Family on Their Way to a Party

“Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”  Mark 3:35 There is a hidden mechanism lying in wait for us in this verse.  The fact that it is there at all borders on our sense of reason … Continue reading

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Gifts are Nice, But There is Something Better

This is my first attempt at writing a story. I’m not sure it belongs here, and I apologize for any deficiencies. Please be merciful. A father stood by his young daughter’s bed. She was clearly tired from a busy day, … Continue reading

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Funnies: Am I Overprotective?

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO DATE MY DAUGHTER Print out and submit as per instructions at the bottom of the form.   1. Name :______________________ Date of Birth :______________ 2. Height :___________________________ Weight :_______________________ GPA :________________ 3. Social Sec. #_________________  Drivers … Continue reading

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