Category Archives: Witnessing

MY STOCKHOLM SYNDROME LOVE AFFAIR

  Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. Historically victims of Stockholm syndrome have been abused or intimidated into developing a relationship with their captors;  a kind …

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THE ROSE OF SHARON

November 21, 2014 I am resting in an Adirondack chair in my yard reading my bible.  Our cat Lulu joins me.  A huge blue heron flies overhead, its wings casting a broad shadow over us.  It flies into the trees outside our fence.  I look down to my left as I catch a glimpse of Lulu’s head.  …

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Misplaced (or Lost) Zeal

What are you zealous for? Many people can be very zealous about so many different things….political candidates, sports teams, etc. In the 2008 election I worked very “zealously” for a candidate. On one occasion me and another lady stood on a busy corner for two hours, during rush hour holding our candidate’s sign, jumping up …

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A Prophet In Her Own Mind

I’m back in time…May 2001 to be exact; I’m remembering when me and friend Barbara D. met on the plaza in front of Cornell University’s student union. We were both on a Christian mailing list and learned about an outreach that day, over the lunch hour. It was a warm, sunny, beautiful day. Barbara and …

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In The Shadow of the Strip

In the city called Las Vegas stands a man lost and alone Seeking fun and happiness, and far away from home “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” has become a famous quip As souls are bought and sold here, in the shadow of The Strip “Give us pleasure and fun” Babylon’s visitors cry “Fill …

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