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Tag Archives: healing
How are you doing?
It has been five months, 21 days and about 13 hours since I received the worst phone call of my life. What everyone wants to know is how I am doing. What everyone wants to hear is that I am … Continue reading
Tonight I sat on the top of a hill and stared out at the vast expanse below me. I saw county buses, rooftops, fields, and streets. I watched dark, stormy clouds roll in and lay thick and hazy over the … Continue reading
Hiking the Oaks
Hiking looks a little different these days. Hold on. There’s a butterfly! Anyway, it looks different now. Remember all those pictures of Jacob on my back at the top of the hills? Well now Jackson is on my front, … Continue reading
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The cast is off! I can’t walk on my ankle for two more weeks, but I can move it a bit. The stitches were removed and I can get the incisions wet and everything! There were twelve stitches on the … Continue reading
How to get through: Surrender
Surrender: How to experience peace When bad things happen, you have three choices. You can let it: Destroy you Define you Develop you Steps of Surrender 1. Accept what cannot be changed. Yes, it’s part of the Serenity Prayer for … Continue reading
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How to get through: Sorrow
Sorrow: when your heart is breaking The second part of the “Get Through” series was so powerful to me. The topic was sorrow. As Americans, we downplay sorrow. We are the self-made man, pulling himself up by his bootstraps; that … Continue reading
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Thought for the day
This is a loose paraphrase from the service yesterday, but Rick Warren said something that I want to remember: When our children cry, the first thing we say is “don’t cry!” As though crying is the worst thing that could … Continue reading
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