The Miracle

I had always lived a life without love.  It started early, when my needs were neither acknowledged nor met and I slowly became invisible.  My own feelings scared and startled me because they were not important to those around me.  Slowly, I grew ashamed of even having them.  As a child, I was constantly berated for how … Read more

Glimmer

Today I am grateful that I am able to feel grateful.  I am grateful that I feel God’s grace in my life on a daily basis.  There was a time when I felt so deprived and so dark that I resented people who expressed happiness and gratitude.  I did not believe that the world held … Read more

Inside She Was Free

I often wonder how we, as humans, survive?  When I step back and contemplate the number of horrific events that I have lived through—some caused by others and some part of a self-fulfilling prophecy—it is unfathomable to me that I am still here writing this.  Even more surprising is that I am living a peaceful and … Read more

Avoiding the Bends

Lately I have been wondering who suffers more—the person who lives each day in denial or one who lives with self-awareness? There has to be a reason for the existence of the phrase “ignorance is bliss.” I know many people who seem to be happy and who do not work on themselves at all.  Is it … Read more