So, for the better part of the last week Captain and I were in Branson. We made the most of having to hear a time share opportunity pitch, and had a really good time. I took two books but never opened them. I took my computer, but touched it only a little. I did a lot of thinking and considering and connecting.
May 21, 2015
May 17, 2015
There are days I consider who I was in the past and what I did or didn't do. But sometimes I wonder, who would I be if I had been stronger, believed in myself like I pretended, and didn't try to be loved or make people happy. How would those situations have turned out if I could have stoop up for myself? What would have happened if I had believed I was worth... loving.
You see, self-defense isn't just the physical act of defending yourself. The heart of defense, as an email from a friend I have yet to reply to reminded me, is the knowledge that you are worthy of being defended. That you are worthy of loving.
May 15, 2015
Sometimes what I come up against in regards to self-defense and Christians is the mentality they don't think they should use violence for protection. It pains me when this comes up, because I do understand that line of thinking. I see where it comes from, and I have had to figure out how to deal with it for myself.