The blended aroma of fresh coffee and out-of-the-oven croissants greeted me as I entered my friend’s country kitchen. Jane grabbed her grandmother’s rose patterned fruit bowl off the counter. I picked up the coffee pot and together we headed toward the sunny breakfast nook with its bistro table set for two. “I must tell you... Continue Reading →
Forgiveness is complex and this post from the heart revealed a thoughtful nugget about compassion and forgiveness. I hope you enjoy it.
Four days after my son was attacked and left in a coma in a hospital over a hundred miles away, we had a major water leak. It was our second trip home to bathe, change and comfort the rest of the family, and the leak was the last thing we needed. I had all but screamed down the phone to get help, desperate to get away, back on the road south. By the time there was a knock on the door, I was wound as tight as a spring.
The plumber was huge, a veritable giant of a man… a Rastafarian, who seemed to fill the entire doorway. He came in and set to work lifting floorboards. It would not be a quick job. I sat at the computer, trying to update everyone who was seeking news…and there were many. Messages, prayers and kindness were pouring in from all over…
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Forgiveness Nothing is as painful, As unforgiveness to the soul; A heart that’s torn asunder, With forgiveness becomes whole. A single kind word spoken Means more than countless words; The true words, “I forgive you,” Are all that need be heard. To a soul that has been wounded, Like a healing, cooling balm; Forgiveness soothes... Continue Reading →