A Weekend With Other Survivors

As originally published on Reclaimed Story’s blog, August 25, 2021. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’” C.S. Lewis  I am about to share with you a piece of my story. I am not looking...

Little Beginnings, Big Blessings: Amy’s Story

My story is unique in that it has two beginnings. I was born June 6, 1980 in Ashland, Oregon. A young lady who was probably a student at a nearby University learned that she was pregnant. Medical records tell me that she learned of her pregnancy in May of that year...

Lodene’s Story

In starting this testimony I want to honor my mother, father and our Lord. I am grateful and  humble for this breath of life.  My mother was 22 and a newlywed, when she found out she was pregnant. She was ecstatic,  but my father not. I was conceived on...

Understanding Trauma: Neuroscience Advancements

Don’t let the title stop you from reading! There is certainly a wealth of information in the literature about the science behind trauma and how it affects our bodies and brains, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or hard to understand. This month, as...

The Healing Power of Community

By Denisha Workizer, originally posted December 2020 I remember the day like it was yesterday. The rush of adrenaline made my arms and legs go numb. An empty, hollow feeling surged through my stomach. I held my phone tightly as I read my dad’s reply after I asked if...