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THE LESSER LIGHTS

WALKING IN LIGHT, EMBRACING TRUTH, CONQUERING DARKNESS

Sexual Assualt & The Law: More Than “Locker Room Talk”

Click on the link below to read what the law says about abuse. Learn about the statutes in your state and recent legal decisions.

Letters: Dear Victim

"Among their most dangerous features are a callous disregard for the rights of others and a propensity for violating norms. They can charm and manipulate others for their own gain, conning with no regard for anyone's feelings." What does this "callous disregard" look like? Here's a glimpse into the mind of a predator.

Healing Through Art

  Last summer I traveled to London and The Netherlands with students for a Global Leadership Summit on Human Rights. The trip’s theme was Artistic Expression as a Human Right. Kids saw the stre… Source: Healing Through Art    ... Continue Reading →

Healing in Writing

The secret of it all, is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood, of the moment – to put things down without deliberation – without worrying about their style – without waiting for a fit time or… Source:... Continue Reading →

Life Lessons: The Art of Reflection

"Reflection and experience are tools of change. Reflection keeps us from being defeated by our pasts, and it gives us the power to shape our futures."

Out of Egypt: The Landscape of Christian Legalism & Sexual Abuse

Survivors, if you're living in your own Egypt, if you're in a community enabling abusers and silencing abuse, and if your soul is crying out, know that God hears you. You don't have to stay in Egypt anymore. You have a voice. You may feel like Moses did. He worried over what words to say, he worried his words wouldn't be received, and he worried he wouldn't be believed...God gave Moses the right words to exit Egypt, and He can give you the right words, too. He can set your soul free.

Life Lessons: The Arrow of Time & Adding to Our Inheritance

Time is a runaway train. We can't stop it, slow it, or change its direction. We're either like Alice's White Rabbit, chasing the tick-tocks, stressing over some future deadline, or, we're like the jilted Mrs. Havisham...lamenting sad pasts. Like the Mad Hatter, we risk the time of present living, wasting ourselves in droll routine, drinking our daily tea but not knowing why...We murder Time.

The Gentle Wolves are the Most Dangerous of All – The Predatory Aggressives

Why, 300 years later, are we still warning young girls to be careful? Why aren't we tracking down the wolves and holding them accountable? Why aren't we making it unequivocally clear that preying on others will not be tolerated? Maybe it's because these "gentle wolves" are so cleverly camouflaged among us that we, like Red Riding Hood's own mother and grandmother, can't see them for the ruthless predators they are. Or, maybe it's that we don't want to see them for who they are.

The Butterfly’s Wings: Perfectly Defective

Our design isn't accidental. We are damaged with purpose. By reframing our perspectives of ourselves, we allow defects to localize our light. Then, like the butterfly, we can scatter our energy into the world.

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