Discovering Divine Purpose in the Passions

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Mission EDIFY is a grassroots movemnet fortifying adults affected by abuse, exploitation, and traumatic betrayal. United in charity, let us strive to

Enlighten faith communities to the unspoken needs of the traumatized.
Defend human dignity.
Implement an innovative path to healing & forgiveness.
Foster daily conversion.
Yield to mercy--seek justice.


Please pardon the disappearance as Hannah and I prepare to head over to Mission EDIFY.

Friday, October 4, 2013 4:04 PM

the oak tree

Friday, October 4, 2013 4:04 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013 4:04 PM

A mighty wind blew night and day
It stole the oak tree's leaves away,
Then snapped its boughs And pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark

But still the oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
How can you still be standing, oak?
The oak tree said, "I know that you can
break each branch of mine in two,
Carry every leaf away,
Shake my limbs and make me sway.

But I have roots stretched in the earth,
Growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for you see,
They are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn't sure
Of just how much I could endure.

But now I've found, with thanks to you
I'm stronger than I ever knew.

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