Dark Saturday

Your disciples all hid awayterrified that dark SaturdayNot knowing what to donow that men had crucified You Hope that day was hidden toodoubting what You said was trueWondering if You would really riseor if Friday proved Your demise I think I know just how they feltas with hopelessness I have dealtMired in the Saturday ofContinue reading “Dark Saturday”

Contemplating Suicide Is Not Selfish

Sept. 10,  is World Suicide Prevention Day. Why there is but a single day of the year devoted to preventing suicide, I do not know. We should endeavor every day to provide the hope the hopeless need to get them through the pain that leads to suicide. Often we hear it said that those who killContinue reading “Contemplating Suicide Is Not Selfish”

That Didn’t Hurt

Note: This article was posted last November on my page at The Mighty, a great resource and community for people with chronic or mental illnesses. I have long, straight, super-fine hair. When I was a kid, it would often get tangled and I didn’t like to brush it. So my mom would brush it forContinue reading “That Didn’t Hurt”

Hold Onto What You Know

  A dear and wise friend of mine once told me that I should never go by what I feel, but by what I know. Feelings can be fickle and reactionary, and oftentimes they do not reveal the truth about the situation they are a reaction to. There are times when my feelings have been all of theseContinue reading “Hold Onto What You Know”

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