Category Archives: Friendship

Pain, the path to freedom

“I don’t know how to recover this time. For the first time, everything in me just wants to barricade my heart and say ‘no more. Never again.’ It’s too much. It’s too raw and too honest, too much has passed … Continue reading

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“They”

Today I went to our local refugee center to find out how I can help.  There is no way I can describe the gratitude written all over the directors face.  I get the impression that they don’t have many people … Continue reading

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Tearing down walls

For as long as I can remember, I’ve hidden behind walls constructed for the sole purpose of protecting myself from hurts, both real and imagined.  My walls, I’m coming to understand, are made from very specific types of materials:  Anger. … Continue reading

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Learning to sail

I was talking with a friend about an opportunity I’d had recently, when she made a statement that made me feel a bit like a child being corrected (not because her statement was corrective, but because I thought she was … Continue reading

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Love covers a multitude of sins

Lately, I’ve been asking myself how I can be more loving toward certain people in my life.  It seems there is always that one friend, that one relative, that one person in my life that I just cannot get along … Continue reading

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Not just words

Not long ago, I witnessed a beautiful exchange on facebook.  Two women were having a disagreement about something and the way my friend handled the argument was beautiful.  Kind and full of grace, she managed to present her opinion without … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Comparison

. “You need to watch your sister do vibrato, she’s better than you at it.” As soon as the words left my mouth, I regretted them.  Oh, I tried to make up for it, telling my daughter I wasn’t telling … Continue reading

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