Month: September 2015

heartbreak and the example of Christ

My new place of employment has a unofficial tag line. “No drama… no avoidance.” Things are dealt with honestly and directly, and any drama is not tolerated. It’s taken me awhile to adjust to this kind of environment. And I suspect it will take…

crisis and transition

Yesterday, someone said this to me: “The first time we sat down and had a long conversation, shortly after we met, I had a sense of who you were and what you’d been through. Then I called you three weeks later, and you were…

trauma and grace

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these…