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Mission EDIFY unites leaders to advocate for the common good of adults suffering from the effects of abuse. Advocacy is a steady effort to listen, reflect, and meet the needs of survivors and their families with a willingness to evolve.

Our Mission is to
E
nlighten ministry leaders to the unspoken needs of victims of abuse.
Defend human dignity.
Innovate an empathetic program on forgiveness & equip messengers.
Foster sustainable transformation.
Yield to mercy--with justice.
 

Giving Day is December 1st

Your charitable donations and monthly partnerships expand our mission in 2021.

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Mailing Address
The Hope Center

2001 W. Plano Parkway
Suite 3422
Plano, TX 75075

*Checks should be made payable to
WNPA with Mission EDIFY in the
memo line. 

Questions? Contact Wendy

Mission EDIFY operates under the fiscal sponsorship of Women's Non-profit Alliance, a 501(c)3 parent organization.

Thursday, May 13, 2010 8:59 PM

Finding Your Smile in a Painful Past

Thursday, May 13, 2010 8:59 PM
Thursday, May 13, 2010 8:59 PM

Last night I watched some of the OLD Saturday Night Live skits performed by Gilda Radner. I have fond memories of staying up late to watch the show when I was young. Rosanne Rosannadanna was one of my favorites. For years I had very few memories of my childhood. I had thrown that precious part of my childhood in the same box of denial I placed the sexual abuse in. When I finally opened the box, I was able to see that though there were many hurtful circumstances I wouldn't choose to hang on to, I did find some good things worth keeping.

If you're facing something painful from your past and need a break from the tears that often accompany such a process, try remembering the television shows that made you laugh and watch them on You Tube. Perhaps you had a hobby that made you feel good about yourself; painting, gardening, dancing, or listening to music.

 I found a list of quotes by Gilda Radner. Here's the one I love best:

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next."

                                              --Gilda Radner
                                                June 28, 1946-May 20, 1989

 

Thank you, Miss Gilda. You've been gone all these years and still you make me laugh and inspire me to live...not knowing all the answers.

 

Question: What made you laugh as a child? What made you cry?

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