Words

Once spoken our words cannot be unspoken, retracted or unheard. They are there forever to heal, encourage, and bring hope. They can forever be remembered as hurtful and unnecessary too. I know I have spoken out on more than one occasion I wish I had not. We have all done it at some point. Hell,…

Vulnerability

When you’ve been in boarding school since the age of five, feeling detached and apart from people in general becomes ingrained in your psyche.  You cannot escape feeling detached and when you are scared that others may not want you around because they feel your disconnection.  Those first years in boarding school were like being…

Embracing our Uniqueness

The Bible tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps. 139:14) and indeed there are no carbon copies of me, you or anyone else.  Even identical twins aren’t definitively identical.  We wear our peculiarities as evidence of the environments to which we have adjusted; like childhood, school, college, marriage, the workforce and in-law families.…

Libraries

My love of books and reading I inherited from my parents, both avid readers. My mother belonged to book clubs, my father to libraries, no wonder I grew up believing books are one of life’s great pleasures and treasures.  Perhaps not solely because I am an introvert but libraries have been a sanctuary from noise…