A Puritanical Lead

The book the Scarlet Letter really says it all. The novel tells the story of Hester Prynne, a woman who conceives a daughter through an affair and then struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Hypothetically, it shows the estranged woman redeeming herself through her silence. By paying for her sin throughContinue reading “A Puritanical Lead”

Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you blame?

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Who do you blame for the pain in your life? Pain is defined as “physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.” Pain has a beginning. Does pain have an end? That’s an interesting question. I believe it does. Blame takes away accountability. JustContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you blame?”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

Jewel: I am loved. Gem: I am loved. Metaphorical Gunpowder: Remind yourself today that you are loved! The little blonde girl on the left is now gone at 59. She was my childhood friend. I will miss her. She looked for love all of her life. Please remind yourself today that you are loved byContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

The greatest act of love is vulnerability

So many of us already practice deep resilience. The grounded, raw day-to-day survival of people has as much to teach us as any textbook or intellectual treatise and, if met with humble appreciation, can be illuminating. People who know what it means to have a kind of survival faith can be teachers. This discernment ofContinue reading “The greatest act of love is vulnerability”