Life is Grace

discoveries of grace in my messy and imperfect, but blessed, life

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers the fear. Nelson Mandela My dad, who was one of those troops so many years ago, once told me that only fools are never afraid. …

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What happened in Charlottesville was evil. Pure and simple. The same evil my father fought in WWII, now come home to America, complete with swastikas, seig heils (including “heil Trump”) and chants of “JEWS won’t replace us”, and, in the end, murder. The KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists, spewing their hate, were out in full …

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I am feeling horribly fragile today, as I have been on most days these last months. Fibromyalgia pain, worsening back and neck pain from arthritis, migraines, foot pain, and depression, a nasty depression relapse that just goes on and on and on…Are my medications not effective any longer? Are changing hormone levels playing a role? …

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.  (Eleanor Roosevelt)

 

 

 

February 6, 2016

THIS IS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO KNEW AND LOVED MY MOM: Top Ten Things I Learned From My Mother (In No Particular Order) She always told me that love is the only thing that really matters. You can lose your possessions, your job, and your health, but you can always hold on to the …

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