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Early Morning Blessings

Early morning.
Sun hasn’t yet shone through the clouds.
Quiet.
Peaceful.
Flowers blooming.
Intimate time with Abba.
Soul cleansing.

Prayers for a wonderfully blessed day!

Who Hears the Children?

Years ago, I was blessed to have been invited to an elementary school. As I was watching them during their lunchtime then recess I began to ask myself, who hears the children?

Who hears the children when they cry from pain?
Who hears the children when they cry in shame?
Who hears the children?

 Who hears the children when they’re poked and prodded?
Who hears the children in the dark of the night?
Who hears the children when they cry from fright?

 I watch them laughing and talking and running and playing.
So many of them don’t yet know it’s wrong for that shadow of an adult to come creeping into their bed at night.
So many of them don’t yet understand that what they feel will leave a deep scar on their soul if someone doesn’t listen.

 Who hears the children?

 The little one, his shoelaces were untied, and he seemed not to care.
That one over there brought his lunch in a bread sack.
Does anyone hear the children?

 She sits down slowly as if there’s pain.
She’s all alone in a room full of little ones.
Does anyone hear the children?

 It’s a sea of squirming, restless, energy-filled little humans, adults yet to grow from their child state. The noise of clattering trays and scraping chairs on the floor, the loud whispers as they line up to go play.

 That one over there, the little brown-haired girl, keeps her head down and dares to not make eye contact.
Clothes, torn and tattered, faded and too big.
Does anyone hear the children?

 It’s not a crime to wear old, worn-out clothes nor is it a sin.
Yet, then again, who hears the children?

They silently cry out from beneath their child-like faith, trusting and believing someone cares.

 There’s the well-dressed little girl with everything matching just so.
I wonder if she sees shadows at night, God only knows.

The little boy with blond hair and blue eyes, he’s so cute and sweet.
Does anyone know if he has enough to eat?

 My heart aches as if it will shatter to pieces.
What will we do?
Does it really matter?

I know how it feels, to be alone and confused, to be tattered and discarded and used.

Does anyone hear the children?

What are we to do, you and I, to help these children who some, may never even cry?

I do not know, I reply.
Yet I know that only God holds the answer to the children’s cry.

It is evil and wrong to violate, to touch, to prod, and to poke and say too much, leaving scars deeply etched on such a young soul.
Yet I wonder, who hears the children?

 I long to bring peace and safety to every young one on the planet this day but I know that won’t happen in my kind of way. So, I sit here typing these words from my heart and pray with deep meaning that somewhere a spark will ignite a fire for the children we have.

 Not every mom nor every dad has violated the little one they have had for which I praise God. I praise God for the many wonderful moms and dads who love their children and seem even glad to have such a precious gift.

 But again, who hears the children?

 And, who will listen?

Who will act?


House Full of Secrets is my latest nonfiction book. I share details of some of the abuse I survived in my childhood. All my books are available on Amazon. Just type in Pamela Richards-Woodall.

No one deserves to be abused!

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Sharing the Good News

Have you ever found yourself so tired and drained you asked God to let you die?

You actually questioned Him what the point of you being alive?

You found yourself plodding through the day aimlessly, meaninglessly?

Oh my friend…been there…done that!

But for me…can’t speak for anyone else …that’s a lie of the enemy!!

I truly believe that it’s his job to bring doubt, defeat and fear! To steal, kill and destroy!

I’ve never in my life seen and sensed so much evil fear! It’s like this fear is a living breathing entity!

>Good News

Fear ..he is a Liar!

If the spirit of fear can get you hooked on watching hours and hours of news and social media, which breeds even more fear, how can you then be happy? You can’t! It’s simply not possible!

That’s much like eating a diet of sugars, carbs and junk food expecting to lose lots of weight!

The good news …you do have a choice!!

I grew up in a house stuffed full of fear!

I experienced horrific child abuse in all it’s ugly forms. I was constantly afraid……afraid of when someone would come sneaking into my bed at night…. afraid I wouldn’t get another meal…. afraid of when my grandma would give me a terribly painful enema… afraid of what man would be waiting on me when I got home from school… afraid….so very afraid!!

But be encouraged….we…you… I do not have to be afraid!!

The Word of God tells me, we don’t have to fear!

For me, I’ve learned it’s a choice!

I am learning daily to not be afraid!

Choices!

It’s good news!

Fear has tried to drain me but fear is a Liar!

My good news is that I will put my trust in the Lord God Almighty!

I will gain His supernatural strength, discernment and wisdom to accomplish that which He has placed before me. I am His daughter and He loves me so very much!

Unconditional actually!

How cool is that?!?

And He loves you the same!

Will you too receive that good news?

In so doin, may you have deep peace, sweet sleep, health in all areas and divine purpose!

Until next time… massive blessings!

Prayers of Peace

My goodness, we’ve sure got a lot of upheaval within our world right now.

Wars and rumors of wars!

A worldwide sickness that’s created mass confusion and grief!

Pedophiles being called out!

And so much more!

Yet, if you’re a Follower of the Way, then you know we are not doomed!

There is hope!

Yes, it looks bleak!

It seems very scary!

And yes, it can cause widespread panic and unrest.

Then again, isn’t that a strategic tactic of the enemy!?

To cause fear, bloodshed, chaos and more?

If we, who are Followers, know in Whom we hope then all is NOT lost!

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It is my prayer that you have peace in your heart. But if not, then my prayer is that you will soon discover this sweet peace that passes all understanding.

I’d love to hear from you!

Massive blessings!

Where’s a good hot flash when ya need one?

Up until the last year or so I made it through winter fairly well….due in part to the blissful hot flashes I’d have.

Listen, if you’ve ever had one you so understand where I’m coming from!

But now….oh no!! Now…what I’d give for just one good ole hot-flash!

This year in our part of Kentucky we’ve had colder weather and more snow. Or seems so to me. And yes, I do know it could be way worse!

This is a lovely view out our backdoor but it sure is cold!

While typing this, I look out my eastwardly facing window. My eyes scan the snow-covered yard and flower garden. I watch numerous snowbirds flitting about.

We all long for springtime for sure!

How do you deal with the winter’s cold?

I hate winter!

Warning: Enter in but this is a real and raw post with a lot of pain!

I’ve been struggling the past two days and wasn’t sure why.
I’ve attempted to connect with my inner self to find out what’s going on.
Nope, not feeling sick.
Nope, not overly emotional.

So what in the world is going on?

I’ve learned through counseling to write letters to my former self no matter the life stage or age of that me from years ago.

Today I sat down with my journal and just let the words free flow. Oh wow…

I’ve been on a healing journey with a great deal of grief to process. Freewriting helps me to get in touch with what’s going on deep inside.


I HATE WINTER!!!!

We’ve received substantial snowfalls recently back to back with more heading our way this weekend. I didn’t connect that wintery event with my issues until this week. Ugh….


following is a bit of what I’ve written today…..

Please read carefully….

Yesterday and today I’ve found myself struggling really hard. No, I don’t know why.


After writing the following I now better understand what my body had been trying to tell me. Years ago, when I was a little girl, horrible things were done to me. Abuses no one should ever have to endure. ‘But God!’ I did and He has saved me and continues to heal me even my deepest being!

I’ve realized when I turn on my healing path to face a demon from my past, it’s vitally important to reward myself for the hard work. Any form of healing can be hard work!

This afternoon, after a quick run to the store…yes they’re predicting bad weather again….ugh….I will do something fun and creative. I have lots of supplies to begin sewing cute little hearts for Valentine’s Day. Or I may color! Either one is a refreshing change from standing my ground and facing that horror from my past. In so doing, I am choosing to replace the ugly with something beautiful.



No, I can’t change the past pain but I sure can change how I view winter from now on. It may take a bit of reminding myself often that I am now safe and very well-loved and protected! I need never worry again about the little girl within being abused!


I do know…..I HATE WINTER!!

Many years ago when I was but a child, I hated winter!

It had snowed!
A lot!!
Oh, no! No School!
But school is my safe place! What am I gonna do!?!

My little girl’s body was abused….over and over and over!
I was hurt!
And no one cared!

With my little boot-clad feet, I tried ever so hard to scrape the snow off the yard.
If there’s no snow, I can go to school. Oh, the logic of a seven-year-old little girl.

Oh, no! Too much snow!
What am I to do?
It did no good no matter how long I scraped snow.

Oh, that poor little girl!

No One Cared!

Where were You in all Your infinite wisdom and glory, seated upon Your comfy, warm throne?
I was all alone!!

Alone with the pain!
Alone with the shame!

Alone!!

Oh, it hurts so badly!

And yet, no one cared!

What a good little girl you are“, they said.

No One Cared!

I hate the snow!
I hate the winter!
I hate the pain!
I hate you!

No One cared!

Why didn’t someone, anyone care?

Can you help me?
Won’t you please?

I hate the winter!

She tried so hard to be so brave.
The things they did to her.
They plowed her secret place with painful devices.
It hurt!

I hate the winter!
I weep for her, the lost little one!

No one cared!

View out our backdoor.


I am a long way in time from that little girl, yet she still resides within my being.
I will do her honor and justice by acknowledging all the pain she endured.
I will make sure her voice is heard!
I will respect her enough to hold my head up and say, yes she/I was abused and survived!
I will honor her pain and suffering by doing my very best to heal deep within to radiate that healing outward!
I will rise up out of the ashes others heaped upon my little girl’s head to become the woman warrior God has destined me to be!

If you have suffered any form of abuse I pray you too will be able to gain that necessary healing.

I will listen to you!




Pray for Kentucky, USA

Last night, December 10th, western Kentucky was hit hard with a powerful tornado. There has been much property damage as well as lives lost.

Many across our great state need prayers!

This is Mayyfield, Kentucky. A tornado ravaged much of the area Dec. 10, 2021.
Image: David Sparks

I’m tired! I can’t adult today!



This is raw right here!

Physically I’m tired.

I’ve had to go off my supplements for my thyroid for almost a month so I can have new blood work done today. I pray for good results. At least I am hoping to gain more knowledge on what’s going on so I can discover a new healthier path.

Emotionally I’m tired.

I know I’m still in the mourning process. Having lost both parents, my sweet mother-in-love (law) within 23 months as well as 7 other close friends or family, my heart hurts! I miss these amazing people!

I know there’s a process to mourning and I’m trying ever so hard to walk that out yet, I’m tired!

Mentally I’m tired.

I believe a lot of this is due in part to my thyroid being off-kilter right now. Once I get my levels corrected I’ll begin to feel better. Or that’s my hope!


How do you deal with life when you’re tired?

Do you retreat?

Do you confront?

Do you hide under the covers till the feeling passes?

Do you call out to Abba God for help?

Just for today….

>I will be grateful for a new, sunny day.
>I will drink my water…helps plump up my veins and I hate being stuck all over for blood work.
>I will be kind to myself.
>I will borrow strength from my beloved husband to carry on.
>I will remind myself this too shall pass.
>I will stay focused and breathe deeply.
>I will survive today!

What will you do just for today?

Self-Mulitation…Any hope?



What do you think self-mulitation is?

What does is like?

Why would someone want to hurt themselves?

I recently had an eye opening thought hit me bout self harm. It could be cutting, over eating, drugs, drinking, and more!

Have you ever engaged in self-harm?

I did…for many years!
Drugs
Drinking
Sex
And much more!

But now….things are changing!

#healinghappens

I’ll share more in my next post.

I’d love to hear your story. For me, I’ve discovered that just having someone to listen helps me so very much.

I will listen!

Healing happens.
Let’s grow together!


December Already??

Oh my goodness…it’s December already!

Where did this year go to???

Seems to me it whizzed by and I didn’t get to experience as much as I’d liked.

It’s been another strange year and I’m not sure we’ll ever get back to what we once perceived as normal. We probably won’t go back to what was but we can look forward to what can be!
We can learn how to shine even when the situation seems darkest with Jesus on the inside of us!

This new year let’s…..

This new year let’s all focus on loving ourself just a bit more!
Let’s eat the chocolate!
Let’s take a nap!
Let’s turn the music up blastingly loud!
Let’s practice saying, “NO”!
Let’s layout in a field watching the clouds float overhead!
Let’s get naked and admire our body! (No…not together.)
Let’s learn how to stay in the moment!
Let’s learn how to color again…and this time…don’t worry bout staying in the lines!
Let’s just simply sit and be!

What one thing are you planning to be in 2022?