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Making It, or Faking It? The Messy Journey to Authentic Healing

Sometimes I wonder if I’m actually living authentically, as I strive to do, or am still people pleasing and rushing into the idea of forgiveness and acceptance. 1,291 more words


The Power of Personal Story-telling

One of the most amazing aspect of being a chaplain is the opportunity to hear people share their stories. It does not cease to amaze me every time someone shares something so personal, so emotional and so moving. 301 more words


Today is a Better Day

My Emotions are like a raging winters storm, often blinding me from life, clouding my judgement, making me too cold to feel the warm embrace of my son, I try not to break down or cry in front of him, I try to be strong for him, He needs to lean on me, to be able to count on me to comfort him when he breaks down, we have been there for each other, he hugs me while I break down and tells me that it is okay, Momma is still here with us in our Hearts. 646 more words


Into the Sunset

let me slip off gently
avoiding the rivers of
lingering goodbyes


There is a Place: Mourning with Poets

David Marcus –  Lieutenant Saavik was right: You never have faced death.
Kirk –  No. Not like this. I haven’t faced death. I’ve cheated death. I’ve tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity.

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An Invisible Blanket Between the World and Me



It is February 27th and I have posted only once before this in February. Both my reading and writing have hit a serious standstill. I’m not giving up, but I have slowed down significantly. 483 more words

Honor and Grief

Today the world mourns one of our heroes in the Entertainment industry, a person who literally changed the world with one character played for three years in the 1960s, and in the never-ending Star Trek franchise for decades after, a character that came to represent the courageous, disenfranchised outcasts of our world and beyond. 748 more words

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