Welcome! Thank you for taking the time. Please walk with me.
I want to share with you what it’s like to be an adult survivor of child abuse. The after-effects startle me like a frightened bird taking flight from the brush. I also want to share with you what it’s like to be in Christ. The ground is soft, the path firm, and the vista amazing.
I was raised by a father whose only family currency was rage and fear. I closed within myself. My mother did the same, but in doing so left me unprotected and neglected. Depression, distrust, and anger were my way of life. In 2010, Christ offered me a path: “…narrow is the gate… which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 (NKJV).
Along this walk I will speak of the undeniable presence of God. His blessings, grace, and mercy are like a refreshing cup of water during a sunny, warm hike. Other times I’ll describe jaunts strewn with potholes of self-doubt, walking upon ruts of despair, where I’m searching for Him, lost in the fog and slipping down an embankment.
You’ll get transparency, thoughtfulness, and maybe a little humor. I’m no psychiatrist, but it’s possible you’ll come away with an understanding of what you or someone you know traveling the same path might be experiencing.
My journey includes a book I am now writing, my memoir about my life struggles and finding redemption through Christ. I’ll notify you in when it’s published.
I was born in San Jose, but grew up in Milpitas. I’ve lived in the Sacramento area some 40 years. I follow the San Francisco 49ers, the Sacramento Kings, and teams at Sacramento State University, my alma mater. I have a passion for Christianity, cruiser motorcycles, and classic rock. In 2017 my daughter graduated from a Christian university in Southern California. I have a cat named Cierra who acts like a dog.
Thanks for joining me on the path to healing.