Healing from Sexual Brokenness

Healing from Sexual Brokenness

This issue of the Redbud Post is one of the most painful ones we’ve run. Each woman shares the trauma of living in a society that has run amuck sexually. We tell their stories that others may find help and hope. And we also tell their stories in hopes that it...
Worn Hands

Worn Hands

I looked down at her hands, worn by so many years of labor. They seemed mostly of bone now, the fat and muscle mostly gone and the skin like a rag, twisted and stretched until it can never return to its original form. And, yet, they were beautiful to me. I spent much...
40 Days to Unwind the Roots of Anxiety

40 Days to Unwind the Roots of Anxiety

If you are fearful and anxious, you may be able to mask it very well for years, as I did. In fact, you may mask it so well that you don’t even recognize it as being a problem, but it will eventually catch up with you and affect your emotional, spiritual and physical...
Gratefulness Rather Than Greed

Gratefulness Rather Than Greed

Within moments of birth, a child’s life is driven by needs. Their first cry begins years of demands. And the demands get more insistent and determined as the child grows. By the time a child is two, he or she is determined that life is unfair and that they have to...
First Impressions

First Impressions

Ah Ni stepped off the airplane and immediately sensed she was in a new place as the odors of fried food and coffee assaulted her senses. Excitement and fear intermingled as she settled her backpack more securely on her shoulders and followed the crowd through the...

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