Monday, June 22, 2009

This Little Light By: Christa Brown

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In this groundbreaking memoir and exposé, Christa Brown tells the story of clergy sex abuse and cover-ups in the largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention. As she shares her journey from trusting church girl to tenacious advocate for children's safety, Brown shines a light on the patterns of preacher-predators and the collusion of evangelical leaders. This Little Light speaks of the unspeakable, and in doing so, testifies to the transformative power of truth-telling.

An amazing wake-up call to churchgoers everywhereby Jim_Hill

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June 08, 2009: Christa Brown's story is an amazing wake-up call to those who have children in a Baptist church, and who mistakenly think their children are safe there. Brown's account of her own experience with a sexual predator masquerading as a minister is unsettling enough, but the more disturbing story is the response of the Southern Baptist convention. First there was denial, and then an elaborate cover-up. Even while her predator's name sat in a file of "known offenders" at Baptist headquarters in Texas, he was able to continue working in children's ministry in Florida. Instead of responding gratefully to the revelation that a predator was in their ranks, as any church member and every parent would expect of their church, the entire Baptist machinery strived to silence Brown. Baptist leaders prayed not for guidance, but prayed that Brown would just go away. Even if you are not a Baptist believer, this book is a fascinating insight into the inner workings of a powerful religious machine. And if you think the Catholic Church cover-up of abusive priests was unique to the Catholic faith, and if you thought that such a thing could never occur in the Baptist church, think again.


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  • Publisher: Foremost Press
  • Pub. Date: May 2009
  • ISBN-13: 9780981841830
  • Sales Rank: 126,080
  • 236pp

Friday, June 19, 2009

I Choose to Live!


I feel stuck.. I feel like I am not allowed to move on until the forseen present will become the past. I feel as If I've been going thru the motions of life. I feel as tho I have been looking without seeing, touching without feeling, eating without tasting, and speaking but that no one is truly listening. It's taking me a while... I've been only existing.. but I choose to LIVE. One day I will LIVE OUT LOUD. .. and those days are very appealing to me.. the thought of them are what keep me going.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”—Psalms 51:10
I waited for you today But you didn't show
No no noI needed You today So where did You go?
You told me to call Said You'd be there And though
I haven't seen You Are You still there? I cried out with
no reply And I can't feel You by my side So I'll hold
tight to what I know You're here and I"m never alone
And though I cannot see You And I can't explain why
Such a deep, deep reassurance You've placed in my life
We cannot separate' Cause You're part of me And though
You're invisible I'll trust the unseen .

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Beauty From Pain

I broke down. Two years of wanting to start a blog.. and this is it. One day I will create a real website. .. and who knows where God will take it. I will lead as he follows. At the moment I cannot use my real Identity and really can't speak of my story. .. because of Legal action that is being taken..but one day soon I will! Until then.. I will be blogging about a few different things .. maybe you'll understand what I'm all about. Please feel free to leave feedback on anything.. and also.. your website URL for me to check out.. 8) will write more with an UPDATE soon! Be Blessed.. and remember you can't choose everything you go thru.. but you can choose how to deal with it. The day you begin to die, is the day you become silent about what matters most.

Little child dry your crying eyes
how can I explain the fear you feel inside
cause you were born into this evil world
where man is killing man but no one knows
just why what have we become just look
what we have done all that we destroyed
you must build again.

One day you will find your Beauty from Pain.