— A few of my own words combined with Henry Cloud’s 10-minute video of “How to stop attracting narcissists.“￼
— “Anxiety is wasting present energy on a future outcome that is UNdesirable to me.“
— Myron Golden
(Myron Golden’s TED Talk on !)
— TONIGHT’S LIVESTREAM!!!
Thank You, PAPA!!!
And I thank each one of *YOU* who PRAYED FOR ME!!!
(FYI—after a lot of silence at the front end of the video, eventually our amazing Ministry Head is talking, and then the PRECIOUS person introducing me starts at 43:33, with my actual testimony starting shortly after that.)
STRENGTH VERSUS WEAKNESS
-- Listen. I hope you will LISTEN. Really listen.
Then... take action.
-- Hey there, Troopers!
I have been working non-stop the past two weeks! Cooking healthy AND... FINISHING THE FORMATTING OF THE EBOOK FOR MY MEMOIR!!!
I have more to do, but I'm really CLOSE TO FINISHING!!!
Would you pray for me?
Please and thank you!
(((HUGS!!!))) & SHALOM!
— (copied/pasted from Linda Seiler Ministries’ post):
“This is a stunning article about a biological woman who took hormones and had cosmetic ge***al surgery to appear like a man. She is speaking out against pro-trans policies based on her experience which includes:
*A pulmonary embolism
*An induced stress heart attack
*A 17-month recurring infection
*16 rounds of antibiotics
*Three weeks of daily IV antibiotics
*Complete hair loss
*Loss of arm function
*Arm reconstructive surgery
*Permanent lung and heart damage
*Hair growth on the inside of your urethra
*$1 million in medical expenses
*Lost home, car, job, career
*Temporarily unable to look after your children
*So far, unable to sue the surgeon responsible in part because there is no baseline for care for transgender patients
In her own words: "You can’t transition genders. You are who you are biologically. If I die and you bury me in the dirt and dig up my bones a hundred years later, they are going to say, 'That was a female.' That doesn’t change. But what you can do is make a person look different."
"What we're doing in society right now is allowing a thought, a feeling, a delusion to dictate legislation. We are not going back to reality. We’re not doing studies because when we actually do, those very studies go against what all the transgender activists are saying. It’s basically saying, 'Hey, you know what, women, you guys should have fought all these years for all these rights and we’re going to give them to men, too.'”
She says regarding medical transitioning: "It does not fix mental health. It does not fix anxiety. It actually makes it worse. ... The reality is that trans women are men who take estrogen. That’s functionally different. It’s not bigotry, it’s reality. It’s called protecting women."
She closes by saying, "There’s no way medical transition can help anybody with gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is an inside out problem. You have to fix it on the inside. You don’t fix it on the outside. ... Trans people are people who are not comfortable with the way that they look, so they take synthetic hormones to create an illusion of the opposite s*x. It will never be a biological switch."
— (copied/pasted from Linda Seiler Ministries’ post)
— Link to the first part of the podcast where Al McCarn interviewed me on my memoir, Loved. I. Am!
Thank You, PAPA, for AL & his family & ministry!!!
— From last week! The first of my memoir, Loved. I. Am!
Thank You, PAPA, for my Warrior Prince Brother Al McCarn!!
— My memoir, LOVED. I. AM!, launches **TODAY** TUE 1 SEP!!
Thank You, PAPA!!!!!!!
-- , LOVED. I. AM!, launches on TUE 1 SEP--thank You, PAPA!!!!!!!
You can purchase the PRINTED BOOK from Amazon on —that’s only a few days away!
Here’s the link:
— are *NOT* what transformed my life.
PAPA Transformed my entire being (and He still is) through of !
to what all is listed to be .
Yes, this is regarding Australia—AND—it’s also happening here.
— Short, but video of sharing on (returning to one’s biological s*x after living as transgendered).
Thank You, PAPA, for Walt!!
— (from the article by R.M. Douglas)
“An appropriate place to start, I believe, is with a deep consciousness of Jesus Christ's solidarity, and empathy, with all victims of s*xual violence. Having, as the Gospels record, been subjected to public humiliation, forced nudity, and a form of ex*****on designed to be especially degrading to the victim, this is a realm of human experience from which Our Lord was not as far removed as we are inclined to think. God stands with men and women who have undergone s*xual violence not from a remote distance, but out of the most profound understanding of what such things truly involve. It's important that victims know that.
A second invaluable response is regular public prayer on behalf of all those who have experienced r**e and s*xual assault, both female and male. In our Sunday services, we invite the congregation, as we ought, to pray for the poor and sick, for immigrants and refugees, for those affected by natural disasters and wars. We hardly ever do so for victims of s*xual violence; when we do, mentions of men and boys specifically are rarer than hen's teeth. Our silence on this matter speaks volumes to the victims, who are reminded thereby exactly where they stand in our scale of values.
Other activities we might initiate can signal to those in need of spiritual support that we stand ready to provide it. A book club or reading group on questions of s*xual violence can help build an atmosphere in which disclosure of prior or existing victimization becomes possible. (It's worth remembering that, contrary to popular opinion, most male victims do try, typically several times, to disclose their experiences to others—and most eventually give up after encountering repeated incomprehension, derision or stigmatization in response.) A male-focused event during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) can serve the same function. Qualified speakers can be invited; appropriate podcasts or YouTube videos can be mentioned in the church newsletter. The range of options is limited only by the level of our energy and commitment.
In all this, it's important to avoid trite spiritual formulae in our treatment of s*xual violence. Prayer is fundamental for all Christians, but it is not a cure for r**e-related PTSD—any more than it is for cystic fibrosis, type 1 diabetes, or coronary heart disease. Exhortations to "lay one's troubles at the foot of the Cross" are little more helpful here than the advice to the poor to be warm and well-fed condemned in the Epistle of St James. Still worse is the instruction to the victim that he is obliged to forgive his aggressor, or even that he will not be "healed" unless he does so. The meaning of forgiveness in this context is more complex than it appears at first sight, requiring both prudence and patience if the victim is not to be further harmed and the perpetrator enabled to re-offend.
Just the same, by far the most vital thing is to make a start, even if our first steps are uncertain and we don't know precisely where we're going to end up. Victims of s*xual violence will readily forgive our inevitable mistakes; they will not as easily understand—indeed, some will not survive—our indifference. We need not, and ought not, to seek to duplicate the work of professional counselors, a task for which we're ill-equipped. What we can offer, though, is perhaps more valuable still: a willingness to align ourselves with, and, if we can do nothing more, to suffer alongside, some of the most marginalized of our brothers and sisters in Christ. There will never be a better time to begin.”
— (from the article by R.M. Douglas)
FYI: Mr. Douglas is president of the Foundation for the Study of Male R**e and Sexual Assault (FMRSA).