Life

When the heartbreaking gets blackened by the heartless…

It’s September 11th. Every year since the Twin Towers, I’ve written some sort of post to commemorate. A post to remember those whose lives were taken in an act of cruelty and horror that seems almost unreal. That should have stayed in the movies, but somehow crossed into reality.   Each year, as the day goes on, I feel my …

This kind of stuff isn’t supposed to happen in real life…

I keep waiting for someone from CSI or Criminal Minds to pop up and yell ‘CUT!’ and all this news to turn out to be nothing more than the filming of an episode. It’s so surreal, and so heartbreaking.   For those of you who didn’t see my last post about the investigation in the disappearance of a local woman, …

Questions that Go Unanswered

I don’t know about most people, but I know there are a group of questions in my mind that are my downfall. Questions that haunt me and fester and burn until I hit a point where I just can’t take them anymore.   I try to be strong, to convince myself that I don’t need answers, because the answers are …

Pray

Do you ever have those moments where it feels like God has taken a sledgehammer and knocked you upside the head with it? Towards the end of To Save a Life, I definitely got one of those. It wasn’t lovely. It hurt. Emotionally, spiritually, and I’m sure I felt the physical reverberations of it. At that point in the movie …

It Only Takes One To Make a Difference

Tonight the movie To Save a Life was shown at our church by our somewhat local radio station. I knew prior to attending the movie it would have a huge impact on me. The previews alone left me weeping every time I heard them. The main premise to the movie itself was one that wrenched my heart. It was something …

When All You Can Do is Question Yourself

For the last week or so, I have been in a consistently irritated mood. Everything is setting me off. I’m ferociously angry for no reason. I hate everyone. I hate everything. Ever feel like that, where you start questioning everything about yourself? Well, this has been the though-process my brain has been trapped in for the last week or so: …

You are Loved

I found out two days ago about an amazing project in the works to inspire, encourage, and share love with young girls. The project, called ‘In My Daughter’s Eyes’ is a collection of letters women are writing to their 12-year-old selves. My younger years, as some of you know, were a time of great darkness for myself. On the outside …

A Story of Sacrifice

Originally today I was going to do a short story I came up with about Good Friday and the impact of what Christ did. Now, I’m not so sure there are any words I could use to explain the profound depth of His sacrifice. So instead, I am posting something short, simple. I find it a contradiction saying ‘Happy Good …

Dig yourself in, or dig yourself

When I got home last night, I was once again, feeling a little depressed. Not so much about life or anything, but about how it seems so difficult for me to fit in. As I was sitting there thinking about that, I realized it doesn’t really matter. Sure, it feels great to have friends, to be part of the action, …