Happy New Year 2018

                                Happy New Year!!!  May 2018 be your best year ever!

Thank you all for reading marcsjustice.com ! I’m deeply grateful for your support and love during these past 3 years! I know my posts have a very sensitive message and for some are hard to take, but you have walked with me. I’ve discovered how tragedy can open doors that teaching, preaching can never do. So, this is my ministry!

Marc and I send a toast for the best 2018 –

I’m blessed with such a good group of followers! You all are from many parts of the U.S., and from so many professions. I’ve cultivated a personal email list as I’ve noticed FB and other sites are not the best promoters of a blog like mine. My personal list works well for me as my posts are pretty intimate or strong in nature, they aren’t the normal FB fare.  I’m so glad I don’t have to chase down some elusive FB algorhythm. It gives me more peace and freedom to say what I want in my blog when I have my own list. Quality of reader is maybe more important than quantity in this venture.

Some of my posts veer away from grief, the case or defendants, but I’m so glad for your comments as I’m finding out I’m touching on issues that many of you think about or have some expertise on. For example ….. I really appreciate it that some of you relate to PTSD and grief while others relate strongly to forgiveness. Some of you have an interest in justice and some youth or homelessness. Some have a heart re: healing, while others know about the world of violence in our homes or streets.

You almost invariably share thru email, and I thoroughly get that you don’t want to pour your heart out in a public comment, but  …..  I really like it when you post on the site, as others can see what’s on peoples minds. Your comments largely are to comfort me but I also know you’re interested in the many issues in this nation that we all think are troublesome. I just want you to know I think of you guys when I write, it gives me great comfort to know you are there. I don’t write for you but I write to include you!

Marc and I would dialogue or share experiences on many levels of life, many subjects. I miss that. I can’t talk with him now but this blog is a great outlet for me. I could not have made it thru the last few years without it or you, I’m so aware it takes a ‘village‘. That’s another reason I’ve cultivated my list as I care about each of you, I know most of you fairly well. And having connections is ‘where it’s at’ in this crazy, impersonal world.

A lovely spot in a park near the site of the incident – Downtown Portland (DD)

2018 is going to be a great year!

I don’t know exactly how things will pan out re: the defendants and I, and their life journey’s but I’m trusting God!  I’d be a liar if I didn’t say I’m anxious.

I wrote a screenplay few years back titled ‘Saralicia’s Sojourne’ and I’ve been working on another, which will use some of the experiences of the last few years after having lost a son. I really wish for people to take a better look at Marc, the defendants, certain cultural issues, etc. and it seems a screenplay will be able to reach a broader audience. True forgiveness is so misunderstood, being used so recklessly. Some people think God’s not watching ~

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