Tag Archives: pain

Margaritaville Syndrome

Staying with a thing even when it’s not fun or easy anymore is a useful life skill. So is the humility that lets us know when our pain is our own damn fault. Continue reading

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Of Grief and Pain, Loss and Hope

Some deaths are tragic, some horrific, some a welcome release. Even in the release, there is loss and sorrow. Continue reading

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The Right Formula

Doing a 35-mile bike ride without using a hydration formula proves to be a really bad idea! Like trying to endure life without relying on God’s strength… Continue reading

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A Tender Helplessness

When a loved one dies, it isn’t explanation and purpose that we want; what we really want is to have that person back. So what can we do? Continue reading

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18 Chairs*

A silent memorial, a reminder of the suffering of others, a call to grace, a seeking and sharing for healing. Continue reading

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Of Memory and Monuments

It is not truly honoring those we have lost when we become more focused on our own grief than on those most treasured memories. Continue reading

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Comfort

I have seen close enough
the long aching pain
the death of a child brings a mother. Continue reading

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