If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your body?’ he will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’ Zech 13 v 6

Thursday, July 9, 2009


It still amazes me when I meet someone and the conversation leads to the question, "What church do you go to?" I hate how I feel like I need to justify why I don't attend church. I am usually vague but I do feel like I will be poorly judged because I do not have a church that I go to. I feel like our story isn't straight forward and can't quickly be explained.

Although we discovered the abuse in January 2007 new information has continued to be brought to light up until this year, when we discovered Patrick had broken probation conditions and served an additional 5days.

I know some are of the opinion that I should be further along in my healing process. When I consider it is almost 2yrs since the sentencing, I wish I were further along. What I do know is that I am further along then I was 6months ago and 6months ago I was further along than the previous 6months.

Remember the healing process takes more time for some and less for others. There is no time line for the healing process. Really let this sink in, it takes more time for some and less for others. Just allow me the time to heal and trust I am in the process.

1 comment:

freddyeddy said...

I know you know this, but you can't "go to church" anymore that you can "go to Danielle". You are Danielle. It is not and has never been a place you go. The Church is the people of God, redeemed by Jesus because of the mercy of God.

Social engineers understand that you change the way people think by changing language. Remember when Gay meant happy? (BTW, these folks are now trying to "normalize" GLBT-Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered. I'm sorry, but it isn't normal! Watch out, because the NAMBLA is also out there! You don't even want to know what that stands for! I digress).
Look for and appreciate the fellowship you encounter daily. Be grateful for the friends you have. Take time to ask for prayer and to pray for others when the need arises. God help us get free of our religious trappings! And give other people something to think about when they ask you where you "go to church".