Giving Jesus My Grand Gesture

All I wanted to do was impress her. She was my hero at the time.  I can picture her in my mind---polished, professional, charismatic, beautiful.  When she walked into the room, there was a tangible shift---everyone knew she was there, everyone adjusted.  People clamored for her magical touch, her validation, her encouragement.  She knew how [...]

The Void of No Goodbye

My heart hurts.  It seems like my heart aches most of the time.  Before I had children, before I fought for my marriage, before I really experienced some of the darkness of the world, my heart didn’t feel so much.  I grimace now, when I reflect on the past.  I am embarrassed by my judgments [...]