What’s There?

Visiting Portland this past spring, we took the train downtown several times. We like architecture and often comment on the details of an entryway or cornice or the design of a window. On the fourth or fifth trip, we began to notice new aspects of the passing scene. On the first few trips, we’d been focused on not missing …

Free to Say Yes

Do you or do you know someone who struggles with sex because of molestation? Here’s how Jerry and I cooperated with God for healing.  From Christianity Today’s Marriage Partnership newsletter: http://www.kyria.com/topics/marriagefamily/marriage/helphealing/sayyes.html?start=3 Blessings to you. For the next six weeks or so, I’m taking a break.  I will be back with new words in mid to …

A Naked Jesus?

Though there is some dispute, it’s likely Jesus was crucified naked. That was the common custom. Adding to his humiliation, nakedness also added to his identification with those of us who have been abused. Not only was Jesus ridiculed and beaten, he was physically exposed. Jesus understands our torment. Physical, emotional, and sexual violence. On …