What inspired me to write “Secret No More”

What inspired me to write “Secret No More”

When addiction first crept into our household 11 years ago, I started keeping a journal. Retreating to clean white paper became my refuge. The blank pages stared back, non-judgmental and welcoming. On their unvarnished surface I poured out my anguish, fear, confusion and shame. It was the only place – until many years later – …

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A celebration like no other

A celebration like no other

This is no auditorium. There are no endless rows of padded seats. No one is standing at the door handing out programs, and no one will scurry to add chairs for a standing-room-only crowd. Instead, at the front of this church hall stands a small table. There are no flags or potted ferns. And certainly, …

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Toss out the blankets

Toss out the blankets

My son says it’s counterintuitive. Parents love their children.  That’s a maxim.  And they do all they can to protect them from harm.  But when that harm is self-inflicted, what is a parent to do? Funny to think of it now, but when Jacob was abusing pills, and I was desperate to stop him, these …

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