Domestic Violence Awareness

Nov. 30, 2020

Have you ever sat and wondered why you do something that just seems to be a part of your very being?

I sort of eased into being a Domestic Violence advocate. As I have stated before, I used to adamantly declare I grew up in a "Norman Rockwell photo-type" family. Yeah, not-so-much...

I spoke to someone I grew up with, recently, and they had NO idea about my family of origin - and our families attended the same church, and were involved in similar social circles. If their parents knew, nobody knows.

That was just the way it's been for so many years - "what happened in your home, stayed in your home"...I mean, I've also stated that it's been around since the beginning of time. Am relatively sure Adam wasn't too excited about Eve's "little faux paux", right??!

My childhood Best Friend's family let me be at their house ANY time I wanted; but she was rarely allowed to be at my house. Our Father's knew each other - actually introduced us, in Kindergarten. They knew, am sure of it; and I am forever grateful, btw.

I want people to be aware of what's going on, right before their very eyes, and for them to change their lives, if they so choose. That is a part of my "Why", which is my commitment to do what I can. That's all any of us can do, really. Correct?

Have a good day and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE #EtSoV www.ozerministriesinc.com #walkinTHEIRshoes

*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this, no matter what month it is, to help get the word out. The Victim has to make the choice - but, "What If..." they read something you sent them, that makes the difference? #walkinTHEIRshoes

*I will be sharing a "What If..." post on the first Monday, of every month. I would love to share YOUR "what ifs". Please send your "What If..." ideas to Connie J... - beamererin@yahoo.com; or through Ozer, at the website or email, ozerministries@att.net. 

Nov. 23, 2020

This week is Thanksgiving...but for many, it's not a "thankful" time - the Holiday Season.

This time of year usually escalates any Domestic Violence situations; leaving the Victims (all involved in the immediate vicinity) reeling.

With children just being children, and pets just being pets - they become moving targets for the perpetrators. The Victim-parent is trying to balance on such a thin thread, that toppling is usually quick, and inevitable.

Choices are made - and all involved are the ones that suffer - whether continuing the relationship, or not. Support is the only real recourse, as the Victim is the only one that can change their situation. 

This year, situations are exacerbated by the Pandemic - so whether you gather with extended family, or not, I encourage you to keep your eyes open, in any situation. You CAN make a difference, just by raising the question with someone you suspect is a Victim. Remember to do it safely - even if it's just with a look. 


We CAN make a difference - by definition, the possibilities are are endless. Do what you can...

We wish you a safe, and Happy Thanksgiving - whatever your situation. Remember to look for the things to be thankful for.

#ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE #EtSoV  www.ozerministriesinc.com #walkinTHEIRshoes

*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this, no matter what month it is, to help get the word out. The Victim has to make the choice - but, "What If..." they read something you sent them, that makes the difference? #walkinTHEIRshoes

*I will be sharing a "What If..." post on the first Monday, of every month. I would love to share YOUR "what ifs". Please send your "What If..." ideas to Connie J... - beamererin@yahoo.com; or through Ozer, at the website or email, ozerministries@att.net. 

Nov. 16, 2020

When the hand is a Mask...
How hard to break through?
When you hiss and you bite
And you're left there, to chew 

On the horrible things 
That still ring in your ears
Some that fill you with RAGE
Others stifle you, with Fear 

That you're doomed to live out
All that they've said you will
But hidden, deep inside
Is the hope that you still 

Will break free of these bonds
Of those fingers tightly pressed
That at times, hard to breathe
And the pounding in your chest 

Where your Heart longs for freedom
From THIS oppressive life
That in the future - release
Thus, ending pain and strife 

To live, as you're intended
Be the BEST you, you can
Share your story with others
Thereby, ruining "The Plan" 

To keep you held in bondage
Oppressed, unable to stand
And you will be feeling the freedom
From when the mask WAS a hand... 

Connie R Jordan... Finished 042720

Nov. 12, 2020

Masks, many wear them

Some people, more than one 

They're covered by hundreds 

They think that they're done 

That life will be better 

And no one will know 

That they're hiding behind something 

And that NO ONE cares to go 

Beyond the masks they wear 

To see what's really under 

True, many DON'T care 

Or for one second, wonder 

Why their need for so many? 

It screams of pain untold 

And not many dare go there 

To stand, and help fold 

Back the edges, many delicate 

And so easily broken 

Some, hard and fast 

A definite token 

Of wounds deep embedded 

Not even willing to look 

To go through the pain 

And have their foundation be shook 

It is not an easy task 

To hold a mask, once removed 

And to see the pain left 

Lines of pain deeply grooved 

Into scars, the reminders 

Of a memory of the past 

That once the mask removed 

The scar WILL last 

A reminder to show you 

From whence you came 

And also, a reminder 

To not go there, again...


Connie R Jordan...  091018

Nov. 10, 2020

On October 29, 2020 Make Up Artist Kaleb Arkwright demonstrated how he has created domestic violence victims for 4 of our 5 Art Exhibits. His model for the evening was Georgia Carl. The event was held at the Columbiana Nazerene Church.