A Cry For Justice

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Hope for isolated Christians. God will bring in the New Heavens and New Earth

Thou Lord, in the beginning, hast laid the foundation of the earth;  / and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure; / they shall all wax old as a garment; And as a vesture thou shalt change them, and they shall be changed; / but thou art …

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I’m Fine — a daughter’s poem

This poem (I’m Fine [Internet Archive link]) was sent to us by the woman who set up the David’s Slingshot She has sent a complaint to one of the Presbyteries of the OPC regarding her former pastor and leadership. The Presbytery appointed a special committee to investigate the pastor in October of 2017, and was …

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JUSTICE: a poem by a woman who was sexually, emotionally, mentally & spiritually abused

This poem was sent to Barb by a woman who was sexually, emotionally, mentally and spiritually abused by her pastor. When (a few of) his sins were exposed, all he got was a slap on the wrist by the “denominational council” and a whole year of free counseling for himself and for his marriage. Here is what …

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On the Other Side of Broken — a poem by Elise Delarosa

Here on the other side of broken Absolutely nothing is simple This wasn’t supposed to happen If I loved him with my whole heart And I loved him with my whole heart But that just wasn’t enough To make him stop Hurting And hurting me Finally had to open my eyes And listen to the …

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Poem of lament — by an anonymous reader

Love ❤ Is patient And is kind It is not proud Is not puffed up It thinks no evil You have broken my heart My heart being so tender has been further broken by you. You say you loved me but you critiqued me nearly every day. You humiliated me in a group or with …

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I Will Remember You: a poem by a reader

This poem post is by one of our longtime readers, IamMyBeloved’s.  Many thanks to her! The other day as I was feeling the consequences of being married to an abuser, I started recalling events in my mind of how our lives had been with this man and all he had done to us. That is …

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