A sure sign of emotional/psychological healing and growth is the change in your prayers. At the pivotal changing point in my life, God had very clearly answered a recent prayer I had delivered in tears on my knees in the locked bathroom at one my lowest points. Since then, my prayers have mostly been gratitude, … Continue reading A Change in Prayer
(On suicide prevention...) I’m guilty, too. Of letting my teen spend too much time online. Of not requiring her to spend enough time outdoors. Of letting it become too common practice to do our own things in separate rooms most of the time. These are dangerous things. Especially in these times. Too many (more than … Continue reading I’m Guilty, Too.
This one’s for a friend. For my son. For my student. For you. For me. We all stumble. Sometimes merely a trip, sometimes down a seemingly endless, dark abyss. We all get lost. Sometimes we find our way, sometimes indefinitely in the same spot, we remain. We all face obstacles. Sometimes they lift, sometimes they … Continue reading In Darkness and Doubt
Daybreak is near. I feel the twinges of melancholy I hoped to sleep off stirring. I've been on an incredible positive mental-health streak lately. Even though romantic love is an area I have to do healing work with daily, as someone who has never experienced it (returned), I had a very happy Valentine's Day. I've … Continue reading I Believe
The winds arrive and excite the waves, even the green line up about the bay, my car detours the same way, all of us drawn to bid farewell in reverence to the last light of day, casting down in glorious display, the awe once ingrained can never be washed away, to witness the heavens on … Continue reading To Witness the Heavens
The light is ever-present, yet it speaks to me most deeply when it flickers in whispers between the trees.
It calls, the distant sound of crashing waves. It draws us from our shells and caves. We come and gather, toes lining the shore, migrating creatures eager to release the excess we've stored. We submerge our bodies into the saline solvent hoping to emerge lighter with washed-off problems. We stand before the … Continue reading Sea Summoned
It is inevitable that a sun must set, must sink out of view, bringing darkness, signaling that a day is through. So it is with the things that come to pass, regardless of our will or grasp; some things simply get laid to rest. But just because a sun, a heart, sinks doesn't mean … Continue reading Revolutions