Archive for the ‘Pain and Suffering’ Category
December 3rd, 2012 by Sarah Jackson
TweetWe sit on the couch and he tells me about his life group leaders training meeting. “They want us to keep our eyes open when we pray together, to make sure no one gets hurt.” I raise my eyebrows. “I guess someone fell over once and got injured while the group was praying.” He looks [...]
November 12th, 2012 by Halee Scott
TweetLast year was one of the more difficult periods of my life. The word “horror” comes to mind. Aside from a few years of teen angst and a few months living in the exurbs of Dallas, I’ve never really struggled with depression. Anxiety? Perfectionism? Sure, but not depression. So last winter, I was completely blindsided [...]
November 5th, 2012 by L. James Everett, III.
TweetIt’s fall/winter again. One of my favorite times of year. What I like about fall is that even when the grass is green the brown leaves fall, and things start to look bleaker, especially in areas of the country where the grass goes brown as well. The wind rustles up the barren trees and scuffles [...]
October 22nd, 2012 by L. James Everett, III.
TweetThe Slaughterhouse Cases is a happy story. It is also a sad story. And it is a true story, with a lesson for today. After the Civil War, the Republicans controlled Louisiana and pushed for “Reconstruction.” The South had been destroyed in the war, and it needed to be rebuilt. So the Republican party, which [...]
October 15th, 2012 by Halee Scott
TweetSeptember 11 was my coming of age. I was 23 years old, married for two months, and, though I had already experienced many personal horrors, my view of the world was dewy and bright. I grew up in a small town in east Texas that’s something like the Shire — provincial, safe and removed from [...]