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Why I Don’t Call God "Father"

God the Father is such a popular term for God that it’s almost redundant—by the time I say “God” from the pulpit, many people are already imagining a sullen, ripped, bearded fellow who may or may not be a father, but whose identity is reinforced when followed by the word father. 1,198 more words

Biblical Interpretation

I Can’t

I can’t do it. I honestly just…can’t. It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s not that I’m sick of it. I just cannot. I’ve hit an immovable wall. 910 more words

Family

Reflection

I saw my face today as I screamed in horror feeling as if I was facing sudden death.

I had heard a loud bang while vacuuming the hallway. 223 more words

I Have a Screw Loose...Literally

I met with my neurosurgeon yesterday. It’s been a year since my spinal fusion and I am still having some pain and difficulty. I had a functional capacity assessment (FCE) done and a CT scan to look at my spine. 597 more words

Family

Plowed Over, For a Moment

Last night’s tragic events in Las Vegas plowed me over this morning when I heard of the horror of last night. It is good to have compassion for others and it is good to be appalled at this horrific event. 924 more words

Hurt People Hurt Others

I have the least patience for others on days I physically feel the worse. The battle can become a “how to shoot someone who outdrew ya.” On those days, hurting people seem to come out of the woodwork and find me. 445 more words

Trauma Triggers: Chronic Illness

My amazement with trauma comes with the triggers it creates during chronic illness. In some ways, I have dealt with the actual traumatic incidents better than the backlash years later. 463 more words