Tag Archives: Pain

Statues Come Alive

I’m guessing the statues in my yard come alive at night. These two are probably the queen and king because they’re so very old. They’ve spanned 3 generations of humans. They don’t have names, but for this blog, we’ll call … Continue reading

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What They Don’t Tell You About the Wonderland Trail

It was a big hike.  The farthest we’d ever backpacked was 60 miles, so I spent quite a bit of time, combing through the many blogs and websites, reading about others’ experiences on the Wonderland Trail. Now that Scout, Dallas … Continue reading

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Packing for Stormy Weather

We’ve looked at what to put in our packs as we’ve traveled through a Lenten journey. We need to look at what was already in our packs when we started. I sat in an extremely contentious meeting a few weeks … Continue reading

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Healing Balm in My Suitcase

I recently read a book by a school teacher of 35 years. In Positive Words Powerful Results, Hal Urban shared the difference he saw in students when he stood by the door and greeted each by name as they entered … Continue reading

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Traveling with Discernment

We kicked off Lent yesterday. Ashes on the forehead. Ancient liturgy. Pieces of Mardi-Gras beads still lying on the street. The next 40 days are considered a journey—often through one’s self.  We’ll see self-portraits of beauty and pockets of loathing. … Continue reading

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Cutting the Cord on Pain

While visiting the wise and wonderful woman of the Nursing Home, I heard a woman down the hallway crying out… “Help me… Help me.” She often cries out.  Sometimes she’s in pain. Sometimes, she’s frightened. Sometimes she just wails and  … Continue reading

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