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THE LESSER LIGHTS

WALKING IN LIGHT, EMBRACING TRUTH, CONQUERING DARKNESS

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Sexual Assault Recovery

A Little Leukemia: Lessons in Betrayal, Trust, & Sanctifying Grace

Trust is precious and fragile. Every human relationship requires some degree of gifted trust. All social contracts are built on trust. When we trust others, we lower ourselves. We expose our throats believing the other party would never cut us at the jugular. We depend on them, and they on us. We expect mutual loyalty, mutual love, mutual fellowship, mutual support...

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Lamp for Our Feet…Light for Our Path

Feeling tired, stuck, lost, overwhelmed? Is Satan trifling and trying to steal your joy? Here's some light to get you through the day. ūüôā

The Cost of Christian Obedience

"Jesus Christ does not need your protection; he needs your obedience. Obedience means that you pursue justice and you stand up for the oppressed and you stand up for the victimized, and you tell the truth about the evil of sexual assault and the evil of covering it up . . . [I]f we’re not speaking out when it costs, then [the gospel] doesn’t matter to us enough."

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Prince of Peace, Sword of the Spirit, Twinkling Christmas Lights, & Worthy Disciples

As Christians around the world set up their decorations, take part in holiday celebrations, and giftwrap presents, we should all pause and reflect on what it means to be a worthy disciple of Jesus Christ. Read more...

‘Silence Breakers,’ Season for Change, & #ChurchToo

Sexual violence survivors from within the church join in a harmonizing chorus, reminding us abuse is in the #ChurchToo . Read their experiences here...

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Fool Me Twice, Part 1 (Derailing Democracy)

Echo chambers, "fake news," & "alternative facts" are defaming, and defrauding in epic numbers, ultimately derailing democracy--and, Americans, we are to blame. (Part 1 of a two-part article. Read Part 2 here.) Y'all, seriously. Sigh . . . Are you... Continue Reading →

No Passes for You, Third Party Participants

To the third party participants who made themselves participants to abuse, you get no pass. We unapologetically draw a bold line in the sand. Read more...

My Name & Fault Lines (reclaiming what was mine, discarding the blame that wasn’t)

They laid out nametags. Said, ‚ÄúPick one‚ÄĚ: Vengeance. Greed. Liar...none fit...

Sexually Assaulted? Yeah, #MeToo

Alyssa Milano ,¬†Kesha,¬†Lady Gaga,¬†Gwyneth Paltrow,¬†Gabrielle Union,¬†Barry Crimmins,¬†Anna Paquin,¬†Javier Munoz,¬†Debra Messing,¬†Rosario Dawson,¬†Patricia Arquette,¬†Rosanna Arquette, Evan Rachel Wood, Ashley Judd and I all share something in common, and it wasn't our early 1990s love for New Kids on the Block (well, maybe... Continue Reading →

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