Released from burden of painful memories

“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee” (Exodus 20:12). This verse from the Bible, the Fifth Commandment, troubled me for many years, even after my parents passed away. 

Dad worked an hour away and would drive home from a long day’s work of welding or work as a barber and take my sister and me to school activities or take the whole family to see a movie. He was a good provider and a faithful husband to my dear mother. We lived on a small farm that he worked hard to maintain. And yet, when my sister and I were young, our dad had an uncontrollable temper; he would punish us severely with a stick or strap and my mother would never intervene. 

I loved my parents, but this dark cloud of painful memories was always in the back of my mind, even after I was married with children of my own. 

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Testimony of Healing
Freedom of movement restored
December 11, 2017

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