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Paedophile father raped daughter four times a day and twice got her pregnant | Daily Mail Online


Memories 😬

I take permission from the fact that Carolyn wants her hymn to be shared and we need to sing these sorrows.

By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 8-23-2018
Author’s Note: This new hymn is in response to the latest news of abuse by clergy; it was written with input from survivors and counselors. The hymn also references Pope Francis’ Aug. 20 letter, using in particular: “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Corinthians 12:26). Please share the hymn with priests, pastors, church musicians, counselors, friends and others who might find it helpful. Permission is given for its free use. Prayers, including sung ones, and actions are needed to “Bring healing, love and mercy; Bring justice, God of truth.”

PASSION CHORALE (“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”)

O God, when trust is shattered
by wolves among your sheep,
when youth and children suffer,
when those remembering weep,
when victims tell their stories,
when leaders hide abuse,
bring healing, love and mercy!
Bring justice, God of truth!

When leaders side with evil,
when people do their worst,
may we reach out to victims
and put their healing first.
If any member suffers,
we all will suffer, too.
Bring healing, love and mercy!
Bring justice, God of truth!

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We pray that the abusers
will learn sin’s awful cost,
and — making no excuses —
will know that they are lost.
Then may they find redemption—
as we all need it, too.
Bring healing, love and mercy!
Bring justice, God of truth!

May all who serve in churches
be careful, watchful, wise.
May we prevent abuses
and hear your children’s cries.
We pray that institutions
will seek your way anew.
Bring healing, love and mercy!
Bring justice, God of truth!

Tune: Hans Leo Hassler, 1601; harmony by Johann Sebastian Bach, 1729
Text: Copyright (c) 2018 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
Email: bcgillette@comcast.net New Hymns: http://www.carolynshymns.com

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is the author of over 400 hymns that have been sung by thousands of congregations around the world, and are found in 20 books and thousands of web sites, including http://www.carolynshymns.com. Many of her hymns are published at Sojourners and are also found in Christian Century magazine, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, and PBS-TV. She and her husband Bruce are Presbyterian ministers who have served congregations in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

You are the Victim be Kind to you 💥💥💥

Survivors of child abuse need to know that it was not their fault, they did not deserve it and the shame belongs to their abusers not to them !

The future lies in our children – all of our children – even (or especially?) the abused ones.

As a survivor of abuse myself, and the mother of abused children, as someone who has spoken to countless survivors and studied the research and statistics, I strongly believe that the way to end child abuse lies in how we deal with those who have been abused. That is one big reason why I am so very proud to be a part of the FACAA team.

All too often, children who suffer any form of abuse, be it neglect, psychological, physical, emotional or sexual, feel that they have somehow deserved that abuse. They take it all on board and internalise it in ways that will haunt them for many years. On top of that of course is the actual trauma itself and the reactions and ripple effects from that.

Many develop PTSD, Complex PTSD, drug and alcohol issues, depression, relationship and trust issues, self harming behaviours and suicidal ideologies to name a few of the problems faced.

We know from the research on Critical Incident Management used around the world for assisting first responders that PTSD can be avoided if the traumatic event is dealt with swiftly and carefully. Very often of course, disclosures are made many years after the abuse has taken place so in those cases it cannot be avoided and it cannot always be avoided in cases where the abuse is immediately evident either.

What can be done though, in each and every case, is to ensure that that child, or those children, are cared for comprehensively, respectfully and professionally as soon as practically possible. We need this to become common practice, right across the board, with every agency that deals with abused children. We need to let those kids know that it was never their fault, that they did not deserve to be treated that way, that the shame is not theirs and never was theirs.

Taking the abuser or the child away is never enough. Telling the child things like “It’s over now”or “just try to forget about it” can actually do more harm in some ways, making them feel that it is not okay to keep thinking or talking about what has happened to them.

We need to be ready to hear them, to validate them, to care for them, to nurture and support them – right from the very beginning for as long as they need us.

If we can do that, we will be a lot closer to ending not only abuse but many of the problems faced by communities across Australia. Our future is in our hands, as are our children. We need to step up and shoulder that responsibility before it is too late.

Please note – this post is not in any way meant to imply that all people who have been abused will develop mental health, drug and alcohol, or other problems and it is not intended to offend anyone. I am simply talking about what we know for a fact becomes the reality for a large percentage of survivors (GE)

#ProudFACAA #FACAA #Survivors #EarlyInterventions #GuardiansOFTheInnocent #SaveOurKids #VoiceForTheVoiceless #HopeForTheHopeless #NoVictimBlaming #WeWillFight #StandUp #NeverGonnaStop #EndingChildAbuse #RaisingAwareness #ChangingLaws #HealingSurvivors #ChangingLives #GuardiansOfTheInnocent #VoiceForTheVoiceless #HopeForTheHopeless #NeverGonnaStop #SaveTheKids #RealFighters #RealCharity #PhoenixProgram #JuliasJustice


Scott Edwards former NSW state boxing champion has been found guilty of 6 counts of aggravated intercourse with a girl aged 10 – 14 years old and faces up to 20 years behind bars.

A former state boxing champion and gym owner Scott Edwards has been found guilty after just 3 hours of jury deliberation of 6 counts of aggravated intercourse with a girl aged 10 – 14 years old. He was found guilty of having sex with her (we feel it should be called rape, considering she was a child at the time of her rape and children cannot give consent and no consent means rape) twice although some news articles suggest he was raping her for years.

What we do know is he has been found guilty by a jury, this is a massive betrayal of trust for the owner of a gym to abuse his position of power in such a horrendous way, we do know these charges need to be re-named. The fact is he was committing a rape, he is a child rapist. Children can not give consent and without consent sexual intercourse is rape. We do know that no 31 year old “man” should be having sex with a child aged 10 – 14 years old !

Edwards is facing up to 20 years behind bars for his crimes, we have no doubt he will be looking at nothing even slightly near that. For some insane reason child rapists don’t do any decent time behind bars, our courts seem to think that sentences are only deterrents for financial crimes not crimes against children.

Whatever sentence Edwards receives, he will be placed on the child sexual abuse register (which isn’t public for some reason) and this will hopefully prevent him from being in a position of power over children again.

We at FACAA hope every child abuser ends up getting the long sentence they deserve, not only to act as a deterrent to others but also because their victims get a life sentence so why shouldn’t they ?

#GuardiansOfTheInnocent #FACAA #VoiceForTheVoiceless #HopeForTheHopeless #ChildrensChampions #NeverGonnaStop #WeWilLFight #StandUp #FromHellWeRise #EndingChildAbuse #RaisingAwareness #ChangingLaws #HealingSurvivors #ChangingLives #Legal #Law #LegalReform #JuliasJustice #PhoenixProgram #ProudFACAA #NSW #NSWPOL #NSWPolice #Boxing #FromHellWeRise


In days of yore there were very able dyers in Marwar or Rajputana. They would give seven
colours to the sari or clothes of ladies. After washing the cloth one colour will fade away. Another
colour will shine. After some washing a third colour will manifest in the cloth; then a fourth colour
and so on. Even so the mind is coloured when it associates with the different objects of the world.
When the mind is Sattvic, it has white colour; when it is Rajasic, it is tinged with red colour; when it
is Tamasic it has a black colour.
The mind plays with the five senses of perception and gets experiences in the waking state.
The impressions are lodged in the causal body or Karana Sarira. Ajnana or causal body is like a
black sheet of cloth. In it are contained the Samskaras of all your previous births.
The mind is ever rotating like a wheel. It receives the different sense-impressions through
the avenues of the senses.
In the dream state the doors or windows of the senses are shut. The mind remains alone and
plays. It is the subject and it is the object. It projects various sorts of objects like mountains, rivers,
gardens, chariots, cars, etc., from its own body from the material collected during the waking state.
It manufactures curious mixtures and marvellous combinations. Sometimes the experiences of the
previous births that are lodged in the causal body flash out during the dreaming state.
Remove the colouring of the mind through meditation on Atman. Do not allow the mind to
run into the sensual grooves. Fortify yourself by developing the Vijnanamaya Kosha or intellect
through Vichara or enquiry of Brahman, reflection and contemplation. The Vijnanamaya Kosha
will serve the purpose of a strong fortress. It will not allow the sense-impressions to be lodged in the
causal body. It will not allow the impressions of the causal body to come out. It will serve a double
You will be free from dreams through meditation on the Supreme Being or Brahman when
the colouring of the mind has been removed.
Brahma Jnanis or Sages have no dreams.
May you all attain the Turiya or the fourth state of eternal bliss, which transcends the three
states of waking, dream and deep sleep!

Some Bunny Sometime…

Every Bunny falls in love somehow…

Well – I’m surely not Dean Martin, but I do love painting bunnies…

especially funny bunnies this time of year with Spring and Easter right around the corner.

And Remember – in case you doubt…

You Alone are Enough
You have nothing to prove
to Any Bunny!