I'm honored to have an essay in Barren Magazine, Issue No. 4, which released today. Truly grateful to Jason Ramsey for choosing “Home” as an Editor’s Pick and to Barren for their kind inclusion of my work alongside the many talented writers, poets, and photographers. Many thanks, Jason & Barren!
Posts from the ‘Caregiving’ Category
I’m honored to be over at SheLoves Magazine today. We all have times when the words of others have wounded us deeply. How we respond affects our lives for long after. I’d love to hear your story or thoughts on overcoming hurtful words & the offering of forgiveness. Please feel free to share them at SheLoves or leave a comment here at BellaVerita. Thanks!
When the words left her lips, I sat stunned. The air in the room was sucked out in a moment’s edict, from a woman of whom I expected grace.
I was one of six, sitting around the table, searching out deeper truths of the New Testament on a windy day in April. Including the teacher, there were four men and two women, one older and one younger – me.
It happened during the break. We were asked us to introduce ourselves. The simple words of small talk common to new groups were spoken. Circling around the table, I was the last to speak. Like the others, I began with my church history, years of attendance, years married, finishing with my son who was six, and my daughter not quite a year old who was born with Down syndrome.
I’d barely gotten the words out when they were met with the declaration, “You are going to have a miserable, difficult life.” …..
Continue reading “The Sustenance of Grace” at SheLoves Magazine
“Hi there, honey. I think she’s still in her room.” The receptionist greets me as I walk through the heavy, dark wooden doors leading to the place my mother now calls home.