Violence is defined as behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something. Synonyms of violence: brutality, brute force, ferocity, savagery, cruelty, sadism, barbarity, brutishness. … [Read more…]
Dealing with personal betrayal is not easy. In today’s world we feel that any betrayal merits retaliation. If you do this to me, if you do not stand with me you deserve some kind of negative reaction. When faced with the pain and sadness that comes with knowing that those we trusted did not value … [Read more…]
It it is hard to imagine how difficult it was for Jesus to stand silent before His accusers when just days before He was welcomed with joy and honor. How does one respond to false accusations that are meant to demean and belittle everything that had been done with a true spirit of generosity? … [Read more…]
It had to be an astounding experience for Martha and Maryto see their brother come out of the tomb alive. When someone dies we often realize how fragile life is and how we would wish to treat the person differently. Maybe we would like to express our love for them more clearly. Martha and Mary … [Read more…]
We all need sanctuary at times. So it is a good thing to preserve a space within my heart to which I can go to in spirit when I need a place of safety and refuge. I also recognize that I must help others to find that same safety when they are in my presence.