Are They Our Children?

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Immigration reform is once again headline news.And it continues to divide our country. I tend to refrain from weighing in on such political hot topics, but I think too many of us are overlooking some important facts. I, like those fighting for unrestrained immigration, empathize with the plight of those who arrive on our shores tired, alone, afraid, and impoverished. …

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Fear, Glennon Melton’s Sacred Scared, and Choosing Healing

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  “I’ve been absolutely terrified every second of my life-and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe Journeyer, I came across this quote while reading Glennon Melton’s post Sacred Scared. Wow, just wow… Glennon has this beautiful and forceful, yet gentle at the same time, way of reminding us …

Honoring and Holding Space for All Those Left Behind

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  On Sunday I attended a simple ceremony for a sixty-something-year-old man who had given up on life years before his body did.   He wasn’t a veteran, but one of the young men in attendance has been newly inducted into the Marines and may soon be deployed.   As I stared at the countless flags dotting the landscape on …

Kodak Moments, a Digging for the Light Excerpt

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  Glennon over at Momastery recently wrote this brutiful piece about feeling overwhelmed and down because she didn’t perceive her family to be happy and normal like all those snapshots we see in Christmas cards and on our social media pages. In the post she wrote that she feared people might consider her a fraud and she used the phrase, …