IT’S TRUE: We’ve thrown out the BABY … and the bath water

by VyckieThere have been several Christian readers of this blog recently who are leaving comments to the affect that Laura and I were "following" ~ a cultic movement ~ "interpretations of man" ~ a false understanding of God.Their message is this, "Don't throw out the baby with the bath water! If only you REALLY KNEW Jesus ~ you would understand that He loves you and seeks your good." One comment reads, "There's a big difference between following a cause and following the living Christ."I will admit that such comments are seriously aggravating to me because one point we'd really like to make in all of this is that Laura and I were genuine Christians.While Laura admittedly did "turn … [Read more...]

Off to College??

   Laura circa 1981 When I was a sophmore in High School, I was a cheerleader. Go Mustangs!!That year we went to Cheer Camp at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). It was fun as you can imagine. During my senior year I started looking at colleges and UCSB was on the top of my list. I love the ocean and it was right there. I had some familiarity with the school having spent a week there at camp.I applied to some other schools when the time came and, of course, filled out all those financial aid and grant applications. I waited...and then the acceptance letters started coming in. I was a good student and was accepted to every school I applied to.Now the time came to decide which school to go t … [Read more...]

ROTFL ‹(ô¿ô)›

  http://www.welingelichtekringen.nl/de-vrouw-als-broedmachine.html Yesterday, both Laura and I were at our computers working on posts for this blog ~ she in Seattle and I, in Nebraska. We were consulting via IM on a few things that we're working on, when I sent her the link posted above. What follows here is our chat which left us both laughing until we had tears:LAURA: what is the german breadmachine thing?VYCKIE: i can't read it!!i think it's the salon.com articleLAURA: doesn't it look like it's talking about a bread machine?I have got to send my moms that link!!VYCKIE: if you figure out what it says, let me knowLAURA: okI will try an online translator... … [Read more...]

Vyckie's Story: I Am Not Trapped!

Okay ~ I'm finished posting the part of my story which I wrote for my uncle ~ and before I start writing "the rest of the story" ~ I want to share part of the last letter that I wrote to Ron. (Warning: my letters to Uncle Ron were always way too long!) After nearly a year-long correspondence in which we wrote almost 1,000 letters back and forth, my uncle and I managed to cause some serious upset with the relatives. It's quite a remarkable story filled with a whirlwind of intensity, obsession and drama ~ and in the end, Ron decided it would be best to end our letter writing ~ I haven't heard from my uncle in almost two years. I miss him.Although I understand and respect Ron's reasoning, his … [Read more...]


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