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Courageous Compassion Part III

What does it look like to love and show compassion in the midst of pain? How does anyone keep giving when they find themselves in a despicable situation? 627 more words

Free Believers

The Struggle of Despair in Our Lives

The “Prayer of Saint Ephraim” is ubiquitous during Great Lent and is recited in all weekday services. In the Byzantine tradition, this prayer is considered to be the most succinct summation of the spirit of Great Lent and is hence the Lenten prayer… 383 more words

Orthodox Catholic Church

Death in Paradise

Blue so deep you feel you could drown if you stared too long. Not like Westbrook Bay. Grey, brown, muddy brown, muddy grey. Sometimes, on sunny quiet days it’s green and nice. 145 more words



I wrote this while despondent from severe pain and spasms.  I welcome feedback.

The lights may be on

But darkness surrounds me.

I scream at the top of my voice… 79 more words


Hope deferred makes the heart sick. The people will beg that the mountains will fall on them. People will seek death but will not find it. 523 more words

For Christians

Good Grief

Good Grief

Grief doesn’t rearrange the furniture anymore, she just throws everything away with no care for whether she’ll need it later. Grief sits at the kitchen table with her head in her hands, a cup of black coffee, untouched, at her elbow. 19 more words

Learning to Me - Part II

If you’ve ever wondered what depression feels like, or if you need someone to relate to…

The words aren’t coming. I know I want to write, but I feel dry. 583 more words

Mental Health