The Rough Work of Healing

The Rough Work of Healing

I notice the bandages on his knee after dinner. “Did you hurt yourself at school?” I ask my seven-year-old son. He wears shorts almost exclusively now that the temperature is reliably 50 degrees and warmer. “Yeah, I fell on the way out to recess,” he says with a shrug. No, he didn’t cry, he tells us. “We need […]

The Hidden Blessings of Wounds

The Hidden Blessings of Wounds

I am going to counseling during this season of my life and I’m learning a lot about heart wounds. An event occurs in the present and triggers that old feeling-memory from a past wound. If we don’t realize what is going on, we will continue to react to the old wound instead of choosing a […]