Letting Go

We've all heard the phrase: "Let it go." (And we've all probably heard Elsa's power ballad of the same name at least a million & a half times. Thanks, Frozen -_-) In last week's post, I talked about some of the surprises that have come up in my life recently, such as transferring to a... Continue Reading →

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On Sucker-Punches & Surprises

I have a love/hate relationship with surprises. On the one hand, I love them because I love the excitement & the pleasant tickling feeling of the thrill of spontaneity. Few things have made me feel more loved than finding out that my friends or family were working behind my back to do something kind for... Continue Reading →

To Be Worthy of Love

The chapel was quiet, the silence only slightly broken by a few gentle guitar chords softly rising to heaven from a little back corner. It was dark, with a single light illuminating the altar, drawing the attention of everyone in the room to that spot. The soulful voice of my friend Anna came in softly... Continue Reading →

Jean Valjean, Maximilian Kolbe, & the Audacity of Mercy

"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."  ~ Matthew 5:7. "Mercy: compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power;  lenient or compassionate treatment; a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion; compassionate treatment of those in distress." It's not that Merriam Webster gets it wrong, it's just that... it doesn't get it quite right either. And me being me, I have something to say about that - hence, this post.

Lord, I Need You

"Life is pain, Princess. Anybody who says differently is selling something." These words of wisdom were spoken by Wesley, the dashing male lead played by Cary Ewes in the hilariously satirical 1987 movie The Princess Bride. His identity hidden behind a black mask, these words are his comeback to Buttercup's (the female lead played by... Continue Reading →

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