Recently I spoke with a friend of mine who is
experiencing intense grief due to a
tragic loss of a beloved. I too
have had many losses this year. More than
most people experience in a life time let alone a year., so I have been told. My losses may not be as
great as my friend’s loss, but I am finding that grief can be a relative term. In talking about ways to cope with grief
through distractions, the thought came to me that we never lose that
grief. I used to think that when that horrible
tearing pain of grief ended I would be able to move forward.
In 2010, I had hit the track before dawn to walk off my already
anxious day. The full moon hung like a rare
pearl nestled in the gray velvet folds of the night sky. I asked Abba to please give me a sign of hope
that I would get through this very difficult time in my life. As I started my third and final mile of my
daily walk, I noticed the atmosphere grew darker and the temperature drop a few
degrees as it always does before the dawning of each new day.
I waited in great anticipation for the first chirp of the morning
which would lead to a second note of awakening which would bring on a glorious
symphony of song much like Handel's Messiah, heralding in a new day with new
It is a
universal truth that mourning lasts but for the evening and that joy comes in
the morning. Upon the dawning of a new
day when our Creator paints those wide swatches of salmon pink upon the gray
canvas of the dawn sky that those new mercies are created. They are mercies not left over from a day
that is gone, nor are they mercies borrowed from a day that has not yet been
created nor promised. Those new
mercies are made uniquely for the new day that has been created. They are mercies that are there for the
taking and are as unique to us as individuals as our
Here is the
thing about this thing called love. It
can be thrilling, it can be tantalizing, it can be tenacious and sometimes it
can be exhausting. But the thing about
love is that it can’t ever be forgotten.
What love people give to others great or small is sacred. Whether together or a thousand miles apart or
on another realm, love cannot be destroyed, the bond is eternal.
Love can be
wounded. Pictures can be deleted. The physical presence can be gone. A computer reset and love letters
July 16, 2013
I awoke early, too early, I thought. 3:39 AM to be exact. My head and shoulders wracked with pain from a neck injury I incurred this past January. Not being one for conventional chemical intervention, i.e. an aspirin or other pain relievers of the kind, I knew that if I could lay on the grass, the pain would be absorbed into the earth. Did you know that the earth has a beat, like a heart beat?
As I lay on the cool grass just before the dew, I heard an old hoot owl.
Hiking, gym, cooking, gardening, writing, dogs, new floors, more hiking, more gym, gaining momentum and energy, strength and endurance. It has been three months since the CHM 2013 and I feel as if I am just now getting used to not seeing the BWCT 2013 team, manager, and coaches. For weeks after the team disbanded I felt disconnected. I felt like something big just happened in my life and I let it slip through my fingers.
I found myself regretting a lot about those five months.
This past week of rains flooded a lot of farm land here in Sevier County. I don't remember having seen such flooding in this area. The river at the greenway was swollen and angry. Waves crashed against the pilings of the bridge and the banks of the river had seemingly disappeared. The day was gray and bitter cold. An awesome sight to behold.
I was reminded of the winters of my youth. We children always looked forward to skating on the farmlands that would flood and freeze during winter rains.
CARPE DIEM!!! Seize the day! Seize the moment. It is the only thing we are promised from the time we entered into this earthly domain. Embrace and revel in the good. Accept and get through the bad as quickly as possible. We are alive to feel both.
We are not mere survivors in this life. We don't have to settle for that. WE ARE CONQUORERS IN CHRIST. That is a promise that has been given to us. I want life-the bad stuff-to wear a t-shirt that says:
As I was meditating on the curse that was cancelled through the cross of Christ, I started to think of what that curse really was. We were made physically, emotionally and spiritually to live forever. We were made to work the ground. We were made to tend the animals. We were made to keep the earth safe and holy. Creator-the Holy One of Many Names, created us to be in union with the force of the universe.
The cosmos, the terra firma, the plants and even the animals were all made to live in balance and harmony and in that we have the the source to live in complete health, wholeness and unity with our Creator and each other.
Welcome to trinityfactor.info. I desire this to be a venue where thoughts can be shared about an ancient concept of healing and wholeness through the mind, body and spirit connection.
Through the course of this blog, I would like to share with you some of the ways I have discovered effective ways of learning to live an abundant and healthy life. These concepts and thoughts are not meant to be inclusive or exclusive of other universal truths. These concepts and thoughts are meant to be my encouragement to you to learn what you might discover for your own personal life journey.