…our loves ones truly are ever-present. We may bury their bodies or scatter their ashes, but their spirits are boundless and do not accompany them to the grave. The terms ‘letting go’ and ‘closure’ are...
The moonlight rained down on the beach as if to shine a spotlight on my solitude, and I wanted to cry out at it, ‘Why did you take her? You, surrounded by all of your...
Time doesn’t heal all wounds, only distance can lessen the sting of them.
—Shannon L. Alder
Hopefully, this will give you some closure.
I turned to face Audrey, and everything I loved was right there in her eyes, the memories tangible: the schooldays and sleepovers, the cheap bottles of wine and sappy chick flicks. She was there for...
Words matter, but what matters more than words is forgiveness and compassion.
In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of...
Arrogance is someone claiming to have come to Christ, but they won’t spend more than five minutes listening to your journey because they are more concerned about their own well being, rather than being a...
If you have feelings for someone, let them know. It doesn’t matter if they can be in your life or not. Maybe, it is just enough for both of you to release the truth, so...
I realize that not everyone could be granted the chance of getting a decent closure – most people just deal with the decisions they made then on their own.
The problem with people that ignore people they dislike is they can’t ignore them. Anger carries a person in your mind forever, whether you choose to speak to them or not. Therefore, don’t mistake prosperity...
I lick each envelope I mail, so I can taste the closure and anticipation of travel. If they tasted like ice cream, they’d match the love letters inside.
It wasn’t closure, really. But I’d said the right things. I’d hit on some truths. Maybe some things didn’t get closure. Maybe some things weren’t really worth it, or didn’t really need it, and after...
Sometimes the door closes on a relationship, not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life. So, lock the door, shed a tear, turn around and look...
Beat you to the top of the mountain”, followed by the funnest sprint of both of your lives.
I couldn’t help but suspect something he’d seen or encountered had changed his view of what had happened between them. It had somehow set him free. And he’d let it fly, that gorgeous blackbird of...
Your job is to get off your self righteous butt and start reaching out to the difficult people because my ministry wasn’t about a bunch of nice people getting together once a week to sing...
when the picture is too close to your face you lose the sight, when the future is too close to your face you see the light.
When religious people take the stance that they don’t owe anyone that is hurting closure or answers then God is not winning. Conflict continues because of lack of communication, fear and indifference.
In the spirit of the Alpha and the Omega, in the way the Alpha was theOmega, and vice versa, he knew the beginning was also the end—and that the end was just another beginning.
Peace is the way, not the destination.
They’ve been intensive. They will get more intensive until we get something done. I’m hopeful. We’re focusing all of our energies to do that now. We’ll reach closure one way or another.
Closure is just as delusive-it is the false hope that we can deaden our living grief.
Maybe, it is just enough to believe with a positive heart that people didn’t let you down. It could be just this: They couldn’t give you the compassion you really wanted based on where their...
As the situation has changed, we have been taking gradual steps towards the closure of the missions and submissions,
Forgiveness wasn’t ever easy, but a feat much more manageable when you weren’t the subject of its grace. Maybe I’d always be a broken recipient of grace. And in that musing, I found rest.
Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must, in order to bring about peace.
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