Burden-Bearing

Burden-Bearing

  Burden-Bearing The healing power of inviting yourself into someone’s pain. A number of years ago when my oldest was getting ready to leave for college, my youngest, who had shared her room since she was born, was counting down the days of her departure. She was...
Dependence

Dependence

Self-sufficiency and independence are part of the American way. Most of us have embraced these ideals. They allow us to provide for ourselves with little uncertainty and little inconvenience. We’re all prone to viewing our Maker as a good back-up plan. We work to...
The Wonderful Land of Affliction

The Wonderful Land of Affliction

I well remember the day I packed my bags to move to the Land of Affliction. I had lived in the Land of Ease for 35 years and, to tell you the truth, I took most things for granted. I never really appreciated the fact that I could just pick up and leave the house and...