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The Day Your Voice Went Silent

As I read your post, I thought that I must live so that memories keep speaking. Great Poem!

Annie's Poetry

The day your voice went silent

my world was void of sound

No more to hear your familiar voice

No more to have you around

The day your voice stopped

I felt such depth of pain

To go on without you with me

To never see you again 

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Slipping Off A Slippery Slope.

My Cancer Fairytale

What in the hell do I mean? What a wonderful, beautiful, loving, moving, tearful, and happy testimony. After reading your, I am grateful to be called a Christian. Thanks,

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Life is a story.  The setting is loving parents and all the possibilities of the world, an ugly boy abandoned on the street tortured by all he encounters, or perhaps a past you would like to forget.  And we must have a conflict.  Cinderella is all the more beautiful for the cruelty she endured, Snow White can only be rescued by her prince because the witch seeks to kill her, and a story is not a fairytale unless there is a conflict.

Suffering does not always feel like a fairytale.  And that is why it is called “conflict.”  The world deals with suffering in numerous ways.  When confronted with pain, those that never acknowledged God before, then curse him.  Buddhism deals with pain by seeking stoicism.  Atheist run from pain, seeing that it serves no purpose.  Only in Christianity can pain and suffering be embraced.  What in the hell do I…

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Do We Understand Silence?

In less than one minute you will have a thought for an entire day.

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Do You Hear It?

The Master answered….

One disciple sat silent.

She gave more answers….

Why had not he asked questions?

“Silence distracted his thoughts.”

© 2015 By D. R. Criswell

Overcoming an addiction, many times, an individual must listen to the silence to find the answer.

Rid your life of unnecessary noise.

Solutions speak to the heart




Pornography destroys, however, there is hope; Seeking first to understand and then be understood. Searching to understand your partner works both ways; yet, a solid marital relationship works better with the man initiating the listening first

Hopeful Wife Today


After my husband decided we were going to be silent about his past pornography addiction, we went on as usual with our life. Shortly after, I became pregnant with our fourth child. We were ecstatic and felt very blessed. I was excited because it gave me a new focus after being in such sorrow. However, it did not change the fact that my husband and I never talked about any of the hard issues.

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You are a gift!

Thank you, Jennifer. I forget that I am a gift to others. I have moments (many) when I think only about me of how am I a gift to me. I am a gift to others. Thanks so much.

Parents In Recovery-


“Today, in the midst of your busy life, may you have at least one moment to sit back & relax, when you don’t have to do anything or be anywhere in particular… But mostly in that moment, may you realizehere & now what a gift your life is, not just to you, but to everyone who knows you.” Author Unknown

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Beautiful Nature Scene