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In Others’ Words: The Sacredness of Tears

In Others’ Words: The Sacredness of Tears

There was a time in my life when I would not allow myself to cry.  Month after month, I refused to cry, swallowing the tears burning the back of my throat. The truth is, I had a lot to cry about. Repeated loss. Ongoing loneliness. And times of dark, dark doubt. My faith wavered. I ached to the very core of my being and my soul seemed shattered. The one time I let my guard down and allowed tears to... Read More »

In Others’ Words: What a Laugh Can Do

In Others’ Words: What a Laugh Can Do

It’s been a week where my emotions have teetered-tottered back and forth — up, down, up down. I never quite hit the ground hard … I always found a way to push myself back up into the air again — up, up, up. But then I’d get that sinking-back-down sensation again. I never was a fan of teeter-totters. This week has not been unbearable.There’s been no reason for te... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Humility

There’s nothing like a good friend — or two — to keep you humble. The best of friends celebrate your successes when they are nothing more than dreams. These friends cheer you on, assuring you that you can do it, you will do it — whatever “it” is you’re pursuing. The best of friends tell you it’s okay to cry when a dream crumbles at your feet. They ev... Read More »