Forgiveness: Let the Light In

She stands there.  Helpless.  Hopeless. Heartbroken, as she watches him drive away, forever. He covers his ears with eyes squeezed shut, crouching in the corner of his room, praying the fighting will stop. They remain, collapsed on the floor, cradling their baby, once so full of life.  He holds her, all of them, promising he'll …

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Drowning in Silence, Emerging in Peace

“Speak only when it improves upon the silence.” -Gandhi   Silence. It was deafening to my soul most of my life. Truly deafening.  I did all that I could to fill the void with noise…constantly initiating conversations, funny jokes, pointless rambling, playing music. Anything.  Anything to drown out the silence. Silence was something I could …

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“For Everything You’ve Missed…

you've gained something else." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Last April, I wrote the piece, Tick, Tock…Tick, Tock… about my struggles with the concept of "time." Completely consumed by it at the time, focusing on anything else was near to impossible. Time continues to be a reoccurring theme in my life. However, I am not nearly as anxious …

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When Life Happens…You Take a Sabbatical.

So life happened. The journey of beautiful triumphs and heartbreaking moments. You've been there too, right?  Those times in your life when you need to take time to reflect, reground and rise again? Something like this: But actually more like this: I have so many adventures to tell about during my "life sabbatical": my first …

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