Pain & Suffering

Giving Our Life to Dead Things

Waiting is the hardest part, sang the late, and pretty stinking great, Tom Petty. I’m feeling that lyric lately. I’m going through some major changes involving some brontosaurus-sized decisions. And, as you know, scientists have proven through complex formulations that change sucks. Even good change can stink up the bathroom. Most of my friends also

The Past Hurts

The people that hurt us leave scars. Curves of shiny thin skin that catch the tips of our

How Not to Die Inside

I dated a girl I went to high school with years after high school was a dark black

Hurt People Hurt People

The causes are a complicated series of emotional and psychological abuse, faulty beliefs about my right to have

Today We Weep

It’s emptiness in the center of me. My brain is stuck in second gear, and I’m numb. People

Brain Pain Change

Cotton balls in my head. A loose affiliation of words lay between the cracks in my brain. I

In Touch With Pain

We all have pain. It’s one of the strings that run between us. Tied in an infuriating knot

Is Suffering Spiritual?

We Christians have an unhealthy relationship with suffering. If suffering itself weren’t awful enough, because of our screwed up ideas about it, our pride is often stabbed in the process. We either can’t imagine that any ill would come to we generally good and gentle folks, or that God would allow us, specifically, to suffer in

What About the Past?

I was talking with a friend today about the past. Not our past together, I mean the past.