Loyalty and Love and God
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His life was defined by hard work and his love for and devotion to my mother. He was fiercely dedicated to providing for my brother and me as we grew up. It’s the way he loved us.
It is true when I think about it, I am surprised by contentment. It is not what I considered in my decision to live here. My reasons were strictly practical, proximity to where my dad lives in a residential care home and budget constraints. Six months have passed since moving day… I am drawn to the light outside – beyond the living room window, which is large for the space and graced by cotton voile sheers that camouflage white vertical blinds. The blinds are not my favorite, but this is not...
The healing of old wounds is not optional but essential to protect our lives from undesireable consequences.
It’s true we shouldn’t dwell in the past and rehearse the hurts and injustices we’ve suffered, or our regrets and shame. It’s also true that unless we have dealt properly with a shattering experience of the past, faced the pain and processed it in a healthy way, the unhealed wounds will inflict further injury.
Leah was betrayed by her father who devised a scheme to marry her off to a man named Jacob, who was passionately in love with her younger sister. It does sound like the plot for a soap opera, but you can read all about it in the first book of the Bible, Genesis Chapter twenty-nine. True stories are almost always the most intriguing.