The Dark House

How many times have you heard the phrase, “Life Happens?”

Reflecting back to my to my childhood, I recall hearing this phrase, being loosely used by my Dad. Like an echo, in response to his own statement, you’d hear “Get use to it.” Pondering within myself, then watching angered look of frustration settle within him, was pretty scary.

We were all programmed. Once he arrived home from drinking, we encountered mood shifts and confrontations. Afterwards came his favorite quote, “Life happens, deal with it.” All verbal conversation, smiles and laugher would instantly cease. The paranoia and fear of us talking behind his back, plagued him everyday. It was all about control, it was like a light switch.

The white walls inside of the house went from sunshine to darkness. Silence filled the cold lifeless house. During the times of silence the three of us communicated with one another by whispering, using jesters and hand signals. My Mother would attempt to make a game out of it, just to ease the tension and stress. We were hostages, moving about the house as if we were walking on eggshells, in fear of awakening the terror. If walls could talk, they would have cried out for help, revealing many secrets…

No one deserves or ever has to accept abuse of any nature, at any age from anyone. If you or you know of someone who is in danger. Tell community service workers or local authorities.

Yonnie’s Words of Affirmation:

God Loves ♥️ Me!

I am valuable, beautifully and wonderfully made by God.

I am more than a conqueror.

I have a voice and will not be silenced.

I will Speak up!

I will Speak Out!

I am Free.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

John 1:5 NIV

Yonnie, #INHISCARE

17 thoughts on “The Dark House

  1. A wonderful post! You’re absolutely right, NO ONE deserves to be mistreated. Life doesn’t just happen, if we let God take hold of our hearts! The house may have been dark, but God’s love was the light shining within!

    YOU ARE, valuable, beautifully, and wonderfully made by God; to be a conqueror! You have a voice, this is a voice. Continue to speak up, speak out; to help others to be free… to worship!

    God bless!

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  2. I like the Hindus who bow to each other while saying “Namaste.” The Quakers also recognize the same light inside of each of us when they greet one another.

    I bow to your light!

    Michael J, Conshohocken, PA USA

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    1. Thank you very much!
      I am truly grateful 🙏 .
      To God be the Glory!
      “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
      Matthew 5:15-16

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  3. Very well written, I could feel the darkness and tension created by your father.
    But God…

    2 Corinthians 4:6
    For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (NIV)

    Where His light shines, darkness has no power. What a powerful testimony you shared.
    May God continue to bless you and your family!
    ~Shanon

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    1. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.
      But God… is exactly right.
      Each of us can reflect and find our own “But God” experiences, those moments…
      Your words of affirmation which rest in the Word of God, 2 Corinthians 4:6, is right on point.
      INHISCARE

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  4. I come from a long line of alcoholics and addictions. I didn’t want to become how you described your father. Because I was well on that road. Praise God for getting our attention and saying it’s enough.

    Thank you for sharing your experience.

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  5. I am speechless. But let me start by reminding you how strong and beautiful you are. Life tried to break you down and here you aren’t sharing your story. They all want us to keep it a secret but at some point of your healing process, you will realize that you can’t heal while keeping it a secret anymore. The Lord got you and He will never give up on you. Put your trust in God, let him take care of your past and make it the reason of your blessings and elevation. I am proud of you for sharing your story, it takes a lot of courage. YOUR STORY MATTERS ✊🏾👑 I am here if you need to talk 😊 God bless your heart ❤

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    1. Voice of Peace, I rejoice in the Lord and delight always in Him, always. Thank you 🙏 for your support, kindness, the love ❤️ and encouragement. Truly God is faithful and I will forever trust in him. Silent no More, I am Free to be me. God has called us to live and not allow the things of our past to dictate and attempt to silence our Future. Whom the Son set Free is free Indeed. We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus, blessed beyond measure.

      Yonnie
      InHisCare

      *Healing Virtue Fall Fresh*
      Shout unto the Lord,
      Break the Silence,
      Speak Up,
      Forgive Quickly
      Healing Process

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