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God with a Capital G?

January Moon

Though it’s been more than 40 years, I still flinch at the thwack of a belt pulled quickly from the waistline of a pair of pants.  I still remember how it feels to have my skin welted, broken, and bleeding—and to have my mother apply ointment to the wounds.  A good therapist, a lifetime of kind people, and a loving community of faith have helped me come to terms with childhood abuse and forgive my father as much as I’m humanly capable of doing. Continue reading God with a Capital G?