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There is a lot of pain in our world,


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but there is a lot of joy, too.

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The sky is the limit and I just wanna float.

Free as a spirit on a journey of hope!

~Ms. Natasha Ann Bedingfield

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Sometimes telling the truth is terribly painful, uncomfortable, embarrassing, and inconvenient,

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BUT IT HAS TO HAPPEN!

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“The truth will set you free”

~John 8:23

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“The truth can be ugly beyond imagination,

but concerning such topics as abuse, we simply CANNOT ignore it.

It may set others free as well.  Figuratively and literally.”

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Read more here about an insight that Mr. Mayer helped me understand regarding the Penn State child abuse controversy.

READERS:

How do these principles/ideas apply to YOU?

And I know that they do somehow.

Truth.

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Slavery need not only be literal.

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Nor does slavery* of any kind need be permanent.

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     “Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ,

we can proclaim our emancipation from the slavery of trials and sin,

and thus (re)gain the freedom that is rightfully ours.”

~Katherine Wilkinson

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Read more here about how I became emancipated from a kind of slavery

through an expression found in a John Mayer song.

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¡Enseñando (teaching)!

1.  What things have you enslaved (figuratively or literally)?

2.  What ideas, resources, people, awesome blog(s) can be a Christ-figure and help emancipate you (figuratively or literally)?

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*Slavery of any and all connotations (but particularly institutionalized racial slavery) is something that makes my heart heavy with pain.  Please know that I never intend to be flippant or insensitive concerning these issues (read more here about how racism is absolutely 100% NOT compatible with true Christianity).

Also, I in no way mean to compare myself to Abraham Lincoln or to the Savior.  And still I am expecting a thunderbolt of blasphemy…

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Pain throws your heart to the ground

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love turns the whole thing around...

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