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ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Sockeye Salmon jumping a waterfall, Author Marvina for Fish & Wildlife Service, Source http://www.public-domain-image.com (PD-Federal govt.) Salmon jumping a waterfall on the way to spawn, Author Marvina Munch for Fish & Wildlife Service, Source http://www.public-domain-image.com (PD-Federal govt.)

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Suppose I took a knife and gutted you with it, like a fish.  Suppose I left you to bleed out on the floor, but you somehow survived that catastrophic assault.  Would you expect to be unchanged by it?  Would you expect to recover just by thinking happy thoughts?

Obviously not.

Physical v. Mental Complaints

Yet this is the cold comfort some physicians offer abuse victims suffering from long-term depression/anxiety and PTSD or other chronic conditions, for instance migraines, stemming from our abuse.  We are not trying hard enough for them.  Better still, we must be malingering.  Who could possibly grieve for decades over a “mere” childhood violation?

Forget it.  Put it behind you, we are told.  Easier said than done, however.

The ignorance of such physicians is…

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Pushing Kids Into Transgenderism Is Medical Malpractice

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  • It is sadistic to use the public school system, which holds a captive audience, to engage in a social gender identity experiment with the nation’s young people.

By Walt Heyer

Socially indoctrinating young children toward accepting transgenderism is rampant today in public schools. In Washington state, public schools will begin teaching gender expression to kindergarteners in fall 2017, under newly approved health education learning standards. The gay advocacy network GLSEN received a grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control in 2011 for $1.425 million over five years to promote the LGBT agenda in public schools at taxpayers’ expense.

By infiltrating the curriculum in our nation’s public schools, LGBT activists can groom the next generation of participants. Young people are questioning their gender identity at an alarming rate that seems to be increasing, and are encouraged by educators and medical professionals to experiment with gender transition. Unfortunately, experimentation…

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Will God Help me not to try Suicide Again?

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I’ve just gotten out of the hospital after trying to take my own life. Things are better with me now and I don’t plan to go down that road again, but how can I be sure I won’t? Will God help me?


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Yes, God will help you as you turn to Him and discover what it means to walk with Him every day. The Bible says, “No good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless” (Psalm 84:11).

How does God help us? First, He helps us by giving us the strength to do what is right. When we turn to Christ and ask Him to forgive us and help us, He comes to live within us by His Spirit. We are never alone when we know Christ, for God now dwells within us! He is with us every minute of the day, and He helps us as we turn in faith to Him. His Spirit encourages and helps us when discouragement or temptation comes our way. The Bible says, “The Spirit helps us in our weakness” (Romans 8:26).

He also helps us by reminding us that He loves us, and we are His children forever. If you forget everything else I say, I hope you will remember this: God loves you. He knows all about your struggles and failures, but He still loves you–and the proof is that He was willing to send His only Son into the world to die for you. Your life will never be the same once you realize how much God loves you.

Don’t face the future alone, or try to meet it only in your own strength. Instead, by a simple prayer of faith ask Christ to come into your life today–and He will. Then turn to Him every day and thank Him for His love and His constant presence with you.

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Repentance, renunciation, and severance of the generational sins will stop the cycle of generational sins being carried forward as well as God’s merciful healing.

ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

“Thoughts of the Past” by John Spencer Stanhope (1859), Tate Museum, PD Art (PD-old-100)

The biblical prophet Hosea lived during a dark period in Israel’s history, around the 8th Century BC.  Though prosperous, the Northern Kingdom had turned away from the one true God, instead worshipping idols.

Against this backdrop, God’s puzzling direction to Hosea was that he should marry a prostitute:

Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry And children of harlotry, For the land has committed great harlotry By departing from the Lord” (Hosea 1: 2).

Hosea’s troubled relationship with his wife, Gomer, becomes a metaphor for God’s relationship with Israel [1].

Gomer bears Hosea three children, whose names are symbolic of the spiritual deterioration of Israel [2].  But Gomer is repeatedly unfaithful.  Hosea even questions the paternity of the younger children.

Despite that, Hosea is commanded by God to love Gomer (Hosea 3: 1). …

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New Life

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“Daisy Mae” and “Holly.”

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Daisy Mae & Holly

“Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” Gen 1:31

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Your Identity

Pure Glory

by Hazel Straub

God created each one uniquely, with a destiny and identity. So often, the enemy comes in to steal, rob and destroy our God-given identity. Although we repeated the ditty, as children, “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me,” this is not true. Spoken negative words from parents, authority figures, teachers, siblings, bullies, or others shaped our self-image and made us feel worthless, shamed and stupid, due to their echo in our minds. These words wounded our mind, will and emotions (heart), shaping how we perceived ourselves, stealing our God-given identity.

We did not recognize that the enemy of our souls, had come to try to destroy the treasure that God had placed inside of us. We believed a lie and shaped our identity based on falsehoods, trying to please people, not God. Then we rate our life, on circumstances, not God’s Word.

God, however…

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Just by Accident?

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Larvae to a butterfly

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The variety of flowers and plants.

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Food from a seed

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The birth of a child

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Streams and Lakes 

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The beauty of wild life

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Gorgeous Sunsets

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Majestic mountains.

How can anyone look around them and claim there is no God, it was all done by some weird accident? 

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Gen. 1:1

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Chris Sizemore, “Three Faces of Eve” Dies

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Chris Sizemore, multiple personality disorder patient – obituary

  • Chris Sizemore, who has died 89, was the subject – under an assumed name – of the bestselling psychiatric study The Three Faces of Eve, which documented her treatment for multiple-personality disorder and became a 1957 film starring Joanne Woodward.

Chris Sizemore’s story had come to public notice while she was under the care of psychiatrists Corbett Thigpen and Hervey Cleckley in Augusta, Georgia. She had been referred to them suffering from blinding headaches, accompanied by blackouts and erratic behaviour. She also confessed to hearing a voice which taunted her about her husband.

Initially, the doctors had put her symptoms down to the stress of raising a family. Several months into therapy, however, a completely different personality emerged, as brazen as Chris Sizemore’s other self was demure. Thigpen and Cleckley dubbed this provocative self “Eve Black”, while the dominant yet quieter personality was “Eve White”. It was Eve Black who had tried to choke Chris Sizemore’s two-year-old daughter, leading her to seek psychiatric help for the first time.

While Eve White liked reading, Eve Black preferred to spend her days at the cinema and her evenings in nightclubs. In The Three Faces of Eve, Thigpen and Cleckley described their efforts to encourage the emergence and eventual dominance of “Jane”, a third, more capable personality.

The study, which was published in 1957, declared their therapy successful, but for Chris Sizemore there were further struggles ahead. Jane died and more personalities took over, always in groups of three. They would function together for a time, then drop away and be replaced by others. Their ages would vary, as did their characters and even their physical health. “The Purple Lady”, who appeared when Chris Sizemore was 46, felt herself to be 58 years old, suffered from joint pain and sprayed her hair grey, while “the Strawberry Girl” thought she was 21, went barefoot and ate only strawberries.

Each switch would be accompanied by headaches and facial contortions, which her second husband Don had initially mistaken for signs of a stroke. She struggled to hold down a job and attempted suicide. In 1970 the family moved to Fairfax, Virginia, where she finally made progress under the care of Tony Tsitos, her eighth therapist.

For four years the two of them worked at reintegrating her various “psychic sisters” to form a coherent personality. “For me, being one person isn’t easy”, she told an interviewer in 1976. The final “sister”, who was mute, emerged briefly and then receded while she was trying to finish her autobiography, I Am Eve, written with the help of a cousin.

The book was an attempt to reclaim her identity from Thigpen, Cleckley and the mythmaking of Hollywood. Yet when the actress Sissy Spacek expressed an interest in making a film based on Chris Sizemore’s follow-up work, A Mind of My Own (1989), Twentieth Century Fox pointed to the wording of the 1956 contract that she had signed for The Three Faces of Eve, which surrendered the rights to “all versions of my life story heretofore published or hereafter published” to the studio. Chris Sizemore’s attorney contended that the contract proved she had not been in her right mind when she signed it: Eve White, Eve Black and Jane had all added their names. The case was settled out of court.

She was born Christine Costner on April 4 1927 in Edgefield, South Carolina. In the space of a few months, aged just two, she saw her mother injure herself severely with a knife and a man severed by machinery at the lumber mill where her father worked; the funeral of a baby cousin also left a deep impression. During these moments, another child with flame-red hair would appear to her and watch the proceedings without apparent distress.

In all, she reckoned that about 22 different personalities emerged over 40 years. But she had no professional help until she was 24, when she was diagnosed with atypical schizophrenia. The doctors recommended electric shock therapy, but Eve Black objected and stormed out of the hospital. Another year went by before Chris Sizemore was referred to Thigpen and Cleckley, who diagnosed multiple-personality disorder.

Later therapy sessions allowed her to harness her talents – several personalities had shown artistic abilities – and she made a living selling paintings and giving lectures. Of all her personalities she claimed to like Eve Black best, since she was “an honest person”. Husband Don, however, had fallen in love with Jane.

Her first marriage, to Gene Rogers, was dissolved. Her second husband Don predeceased her in 2002. She is survived by a daughter from her first marriage and a son from her second marriage.

Chris Sizemore, born April 4 1927, died July 24 2016