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Throwing Away the Remote: A Lesson in Courage

Throwing Away the Remote: A Lesson in Courage

// //       Flipping the page on my Alaska Wildlife calendar to a new month I’m reminded of an encroaching anniversary. I’ve lost track of how many years passed since my home break-in but even without a calendar on the wall I internally sense its date. My fir

Karen Justice Guard Interview

Karen Justice Guard Interview

  Breathe Again Magazine:  Karen you are on a journey. You have been on a journey for a while. You have written several books,founded a welfare to work program in California. You own a restaurant and now you are in the process of releasing the follow-up to your first book, which was Kee

Depression

Depression

Embracing Reality and Experiencing Freedom     For me, admitting my struggle with depression was taboo. It was something with which Christians should not struggle and for many years I was ashamed to admit my own battle with it. I lived under the assumption that depression is a state

The Safer

The Safer

              Periodically throughout my lifetime, I’d recall that moment of shame.  I would see in my minds eye...that tiny little girl walking down the sidewalk toward home with wet pants and the weight of guilt and shame on her shou

A Sister's Love

A Sister’s Love

After she and her sister had not spoken for a year and half, Laleise Curtiss would have never predicted what would bring them together. Laleise was born in Detroit, grew up in Cleveland and moved to Virginia Beach 15 years ago.  Curtiss and her sister had not spoken to each other in a year a

Forgiving the Unspeakable

Forgiving the Unspeakable

Exclusive Interview with Nicole Cleveland Forgiving the Unspeakable My Father Killed My Mother Recently I met a woman by the name of Lori McKenney. Little did I know she would be such a fireball for the Lord. From the time she picked up the mic, I knew there was a story to be told. You see

“Where Is The Victory In Death?” A Testament of Faith

“Where Is The Victory In Death?” A Testament of Faith

There I was driving home from work and my cell phone rang. It was my dad calling. He began by asking me a routine question then I recall him saying, “I got a phone call today that Chris Sessoms was in a car accident.” I expected him to say something along the lines of “pray for Chris” or tha

Love's Reciprocation

Love’s Reciprocation

Like a puppy in a cut-rate pet store, she'd experienced nothing beyond the most basic feeding and cleaning. The resulting inability to receive tenderness caused her to stiffen upon any human closeness. Though she'd loved him nearly forever, a clinging parasitic fear prevented her from offe

Infidelity, Do You Stay or Walk Away?

Infidelity, Do You Stay or Walk Away?

Every time we turn on the tv, there is a story about another spouse being cheated on? Or it’s the same story with more partners surfacing which affects the loyal spouse even more. From feelings of hurt, disappointment, denial and even anger, when a spouse has an affair it makes the spouse at home

I Don't Really Want to Hurt My Child

I Don’t Really Want to Hurt My Child

Darcy's training pants were wet again. Again! Marching over to my two-year-old daughter, I directed her into the bathroom. As I struggled to pull down the soaking pants, I felt a rush of frustration and a sense of failure. "Darcy, you're supposed to come in the bathroom and go in the potty cha