EGOISTIC AND CHOSEN

I was an insecure, self-centered, control freak party girl who felt unloved by my family. My mother would call me fat, untalented and flat-nosed. I felt like she’s always pointing out what was wrong with me, which caused me to feel unwanted and unloved.  My older...

SUPER HEROES AND BARBIE DOLLS

As a child, I always hung out with my two brothers. Being the youngest and only daughter in our family, I didn’t have anyone else to play with since my parents were always away.  I was not taught how to act girly, and my brothers became my role models.  I ended up...

THERE IS A HOPE

“In Him (Jesus Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.” (Ephesians1:7-8, NIV) My childhood, while no utopia, was normal in the sense...

GOD’S MYSTERIOUS AND PERFECT TIMING

I never belonged to a cult, but was a product of the 60’s counter culture, and as such was a hedonistic, narcissistic, existentialist overly impressed by my grasp and understanding of the meaninglessness of life. Sartre, Camus, were to me the gods of knowledge....

MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU LOVE

I would like to share with you how I came into this world, and to a family where I was never allowed to talk about my problems, for fear of being beaten. Children should be seen and not heard, was a family motto of ours.  My stepfather, and other relatives began...

SEEKING THE MASTER’S TOUCH

My name is Tony. I was born in Puerto Rico in 1949 — the youngest of four children. Our family left Puerto Rico when I was less than a year old. We made our home in Chicago, Illinois, “the land of opportunity.” My father was gone most of the time. My mother was the...