“Few people have the imagination for reality.”

Quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe a German poet, playwright and novelist, considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era. He died in 1832. The courage to see reality has been around a very long time. Memory screams for interpretation, so it seems. Or does it? And, who should give that interpretation? TheContinue reading ““Few people have the imagination for reality.””

F N’ F (Fear Not Friday)

On the discussion of fear — Do you fear success? I was a good daughter. To be a good daughter in the house I grew up in meant I had to allow myself to be brutalized – a lot. I had to accept that I was not loved and smile anyway. I had to hideContinue reading “F N’ F (Fear Not Friday)”

F N’ F (Fear Not Friday)

On the discussion of fear — Do you fear you are like your abuser? No! Most of us would say. But, let’s look closer. Do you hate them? Do you have them on a high pedestal of esteem through your active denial? I used to smoke. Not that much – about a pack a week.Continue reading “F N’ F (Fear Not Friday)”

F N’ F (Fear Not Friday)

On the discussion of fear — Do you feel like you are battling along in life alone? Incest is a lonely journey from the moment it touches your life. Who understands what has happened to you? Who do you tell? Who do you talk to about it? Usually, no one. And, that hurts. The messageContinue reading “F N’ F (Fear Not Friday)”

F N’ F (Fear Not Friday)

On the discussion of fear — have you ever heard that perfect love drives out fear? In my early 20s, I began to explore the bible. I hated religion and I hated the god that my father taught me. But, I found that I needed something outside of myself. I decided I would throw awayContinue reading “F N’ F (Fear Not Friday)”

Jaded ~ There are Two Sides of Depression

I wasn’t the depressed guy that stayed in bed all day, let their house fall apart around them, and never did the dishes. That just wasn’t me. I falsely believed that because I went constantly, I wasn’t depressed. When questioned by my counselor if I was depressed, I’d say an emphatic no. I wasn’t theContinue reading “Jaded ~ There are Two Sides of Depression”

Is Rejection the Real Culprit?

Pain, mercy, abuse – it’s all born out of rejection. When my father was dying he and I had a six-hour conversation. We talked about a lot. I asked him who hadn’t seen his pain. I pushed the question again, saying, “Dad, was it your mother who didn’t see your pain?” He looked down atContinue reading “Is Rejection the Real Culprit?”

Justice, Justice ~ When there is no Justice ~

Habakkuk’s Complaint 2 How long, Lord, must I call for help,    but you do not listen?Or cry out to you, “Violence!”    but you do not save?3 Why do you make me look at injustice?    Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Habakkuk was a prophet in the Old Testament. He was tired of looking at people get away with violence and destruction. I findContinue reading “Justice, Justice ~ When there is no Justice ~”

F N’ F

On the discussion of fear — do you fear God? For the majority of my life, I could only be a friend to Jesus. He taught me and I grew with him. Father God was an entirely different story. Terrified of the father I grew up with, I didn’t really want anything to do withContinue reading “F N’ F”

Kindness

On the discussion of kindness, I find myself at a loss. What is kindness and how does it differentiate itself from love? Here’s a definition I found: “Kindness – An attribute of God and quality desirable but not consistently found in humans.” When a person comes from a home that has mean people everywhere, howContinue reading “Kindness”

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