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Anything I can think to say is trite and unhelpful. :( The brokenness of everything runs so, so deep, and the effort it would take to even make a dent seem so herculean that I want to just bury my head in the sand. I truly don't know how people cope without faith in God - it's pretty much the only thing that keeps me functioning sometimes. But thanks to the crazies who spew hate in the name of Christ I know that people who desperately need that hope are going to instead run as far as they can from it because the crazies have them convinced the whole thing is a hate-mongering sham. So, there you go. That's all I have to offer. "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden" - I'm guessing angry and fed up would work there, too - "and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29 Hugs to you, mama. Praying you find some peace tonight. Bound up in anger is a soul-consuming place to be.
A friend of mine went through a phobia program and they started with very tiny baby steps. They also gave their phobia some kind of physical manifestation that they could mock when they were kicking butt (or attempting to kick butt, or what have you). So, maybe instead of throwing yourself headlong into the thing that is freaking you out, start with tiny steps like looking at the title of the song on your phone, or something. For her it was flying, and she would do little things like drive by the airport or sit and watch planes when they flew overhead, etc. Then she slowly upped the ante. Her physical manifestation for her phobia was a toy dinosaur that, if I remember correctly, she named the Dread Pirate Roberts. :) When she finally flew for the first time she brought it with and made it look out the window like, "Ha! See?! I'm up here and you can't scare me!" :)
As a novelist desperately trying to make a career out of my writing, when I hear about stuff like Ruth's book or ebooks being downloadable for free from pirate sites I feel practically homicidal. Just when is this entitlement age going to end?! Respect the copyright, folks, and the fact that people can't make a living if you're stealing their stuff!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2011 on i've got one more silver dollar at WWdN: In Exile
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