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Joy rising from the ashes of the past
The memory of abuse doesn't have to fill the present with more tragedy. Through spiritual healing we can rediscover and prove our original innocence.
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Past experiences, acquaintances, relationships, accomplishments, failures—we spend much time remembering them, sometimes with happiness; often, it seems, with sorrow and regret. We may try to play off one memory against another and so find a degree of contentment and peace. If only we could forget all that is unpleasant and hurtful and be conscious only of good! Well, we can. But this is done only through a spiritual awakening to the power of infinite good.
When I was about fifteen years of age, my father began to abuse me sexually, and this continued for a number of years until I resisted him so vehemently and with such a sense of finality that he stopped his advances. But the sorrow and mental suffering were almost unbearable.
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We are the children
Betty L. Boutilier
David Littlefield Horn
The singing prayer
A life of action
Nathan A. Talbot
Christmas and salvation
To be a child
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
My friend George
Michael D. Rissler
Elna W. Hull
Kathryn Ann Kimbro
The last time I visited an optician was in 1969
Charles A. Phelps with contributions from Bernice T. Phelps
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David Allen Foltz
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Eve McVeagh Gordon with contributions from David L. Cole
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Robert H. McCrea