everyone has a different “normal”
what they’re raised in
what they’re used to
and I wonder
how much that “normal”
if a child is raised around screaming all the time
will that child become an adult who screams?
if a child hears a lot of cussing
will it become part of their vocabulary?
but it also doesn’t have to be
I believe parents
and the like
who are creating an environment for children
should carry themselves well
regardless of their past
involves learning the difference
between right and wrong
and choosing right
but then it comes back to “normals”
maybe wrong IS right
I used to cuss all the time
scream at my kids
slam doors through the frame
my kids’ “normal”
but I changed
I hope others change too
all it takes is for one to change
to make lifetimes of different
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Yesterday, Carolyn had her last band competition in LA, which was too far for me to travel: I didn’t have the money or the gas, so we both knew I wouldn’t’ve been able to make it, and since we’ve been bonding a lot lately, that was hard on both of us.
She was supposed to arrive back at the school at 1:00 AM, so before I went to bed, I set my alarm, and before I did that, I sent her a text of how I loved her.
After ten, she responded with what a hard day it had been. She’d endured it with pain and tears. She was tired and couldn’t wait to be home, and in her text, she put, “Mom, you don’t even know,” so I knew there was more to her day than just pain. Continue reading
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if I hide my heart how will you know me
if I hide my heart what will be healed
if I hide my heart where will I follow
if I hide my heart what will I lead
if I hide my heart when will I grow
wedding planned in my head
created my own joy
my own worth
my own happy ending
reality never matched Continue reading
I lead a ministry at the Rock Church in San Diego called “JC’s Girls,” and we go to strip clubs and porn conventions and love on the ladies, and beyond that, we live our lives through God’s heart. Every day…reaching out.
What Our Ministry is About
As a leader, I’ve been loved, supported, prayed for, judged, talked about, challenged…there’s probably more, but thank God…I only care what He thinks, so I’m going to pour out my heart for a moment.