15 10, 2016

I Felt Like I Could Touch the Stars

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I Felt Like I Could Touch the Stars Ilamatlán, a name that would strike dread into my heart. I’ll never forget the first time we visited this village. Six missionaries and another 4 indian guides left the house that morning around 4, drove for almost 2 hours before parking our trucks at the [...]

7 10, 2016

Darkness Enhances our Fears

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Darkness Enhances our Fears Each September during the three years I lived in the state of Veracruz in the heart of Mexico the fall hurricanes would sweep in from the Gulf of Mexico and get hung up in the mountains where they would dump enormous amounts of water on our heads. Small streams that [...]

6 10, 2016

Dad, Stop!

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Dad, Stop! “Dad, STOP!” These were the words I remembered the most between the ages of five and fifteen. I remember asking, no, screaming with tears welling in my eyes “Dad, stop! Please stop!” But the beating would continue on, as my mom fought to protect herself from his harsh slaps and pounding kicks to her [...]