Category Archives: Compassion

Forty Days Revisited, Day 24–Don’t Say Anything

Sometimes it’s better not to say anything. About anything. Lately I’ve found myself in situations in which discretion was the better part of valor and so I said nothing. Some circumstances require, even demand a response, but where possible, sometimmes … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 20–The Body Knows

Sometimes my body know things before my head does. Often, long before it comes to my consciousness that something is bothering me, my body has already sent out signals that something is going on. I noticed today, as I anticipated … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 19–How Can You Mend?

How can you mend a broken heart? How did Jesus do it? Day in and day out he was, at any given time, surrounded by misery, suffering, grief, despair, pain. How did he deal with that on a regular basis. … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 28–On Self Compassion

I am having a difficult time figuring out how I want to begin this conversation–I even stumbled over the title of today’s post. Please bear with me as I work this out in public. I am among a large group … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 14–Suffering and Silence

During these 40 days, folks who observe the season of Lent spend a lot of time thinking about suffering. The closer we get to the end of these days, the intensity of focus concentrates on Jesus’s suffering as he is beaten, … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 13–Jesus Wept

The shortest verse in the bible is in the Gospel of John, chapter 11, verse 35. “Jesus wept.” Two words. I first learned about this verse when my father told us the story about how he and his siblings each had … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day Five–Seasons and Cycles

Yesterday I wrote about waking up feeling “some kind of way,” which was the best I could do at the time. It was after having spent a little time with the feeling, that I was able to sharpen it, to … Continue reading

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