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

Space

I’m preparing to enter into one of the longest separations my husband and I have had to endure. As the weeks leading up to his deployment have come and gone, I’ve struggled to answer a simple question, ‘How am I?’ I’ve felt as though I’m numb. Maybe in denial. Or maybe it’s the peace that…Continue reading Space