Throwing the Flag on the Phrase, “This is Just a Season”

“This is just a season,” has become an easy and convenient way to justify chaos and to minimize pain and heartache. It has become a programmed response to avoid pausing and accessing the heart. I’ve found this to be especially true in the areas of kids and hardships. So I’m throwing the flag. I’m challenging…Continue reading Throwing the Flag on the Phrase, “This is Just a Season”

Book Review: Mended . . . Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters

I have the great joy and honor to review the book, Mended: Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters, by Blythe Daniel and Helen McIntosh. The title alone caught my attention and I became excited to see what this book has to offer. While my mother is no longer with me physically, I was open…Continue reading Book Review: Mended . . . Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters

Posing: Bringing the Scaffolding Surrounding My Heart into the Light

“The platforms on the scaffolding I’ve built to surround my heart are fear and shame. It’s from these places that my greatest pose operates. In my ‘identities’ of religion, education, marriage and children, the collaborative pose or message is, ‘I have it all together’. The scaffolding I build, the pose I project, is a way…Continue reading Posing: Bringing the Scaffolding Surrounding My Heart into the Light