Most people have never heard of Agnes Sanford (1897-1982) but she has been and, in fact still is, a dear friend of mine. She was an interesting woman who was born to missionaries in China, married an American Anglican ( Episcopalian) and became mother to three children.
Agnes suffered postpartum depression.This minister's wife became suicidal when one of her children came close to dying. A tiny flame of hope was lit within her heart after her son was healed physically and she slowly began the process of her own emotional healing. "The Healing Light", Agnes' first book describes her... Read More
In the emptiness, knocks are measured with suspicion but as an unknown, he was embraced with love and affection. She, coroneted him as her own king and in the parades of sparkling dreams, they received the salutation of honor. In the corridors of their world, amazingly they returned the blessings of love, with equal intensity. They very cautiously treaded through the treacherous time; with absolute sincerity, they created a space for passion, to recreate from the ruins, a palace. With new found blessings of love, both, King and the Queen could muster all the available passion to revive the... Read More
Every person holds the power to do great things. Do you believe that? Yes it's true...no if-ands-or buts about it. Once you believe this, and I mean feel this deeply in your soul....you set yourself free to acheive all the meaningful things you want in your life.
If you are looking outside yourself for happiness or success....STOP!! Everything you need is right there inside you. Own it, know it, believe it in your core. Then step up and be YOURSELF. You deserve all your wishes and dreams to come true. Stand up and make it happen.
I have often told people, well, a few... Read More
you feel sorry
cut the cocoon
from his prison,
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One afternoon before Easter, I was ironing cotton dresses and shirts for church the next day. Six year old Mara watched for a while and then pointed to the iron and asked,
"What is that mummy?"
I laughed because I realized that this little girl had never seen me iron; I usually used the clothes dryer as my wrinkle smoother when I wasn't looking for perfection but rather efficiency. Actually it was not just the iron that seldom received attention as I mothered a large family, something that I considered essential was eliminated from my life with the birth of every child.... Read More
One visit from Grandma Jean and Grandpa Ron occurred when Jean and Ruth were about four and five years old. Grandma apply a touch of make-up each morning and my little girls were fascinated because they had never seen anything like it. I wasn't interested in make-up in those days and frankly there wasn't time anyway; I was lucky if I managed to brush my teeth and throw some real clothes on by noon.
Finally, after a few mornings of watching the longing on her granddaughters' faces, my mom asked, "Would you like me to give the two of you a make-over?"
Jean and Ruth were almost... Read More
At times you wished to yell and begged for your innocence but strangely conditions ceased stopped you. Why could you not speak your mind? The answer is simple. You cultivated the silence in your own thoughts. The result was excruciating pain as when you tried to speak, you were unable to share your voice. The result was guilt. You were declared offender. To be prosecuted for the cognizable offence you were questioned incessantly and people formed positions to draw inference of your mindedness.
Your display of anxiety, conveniently invited insinuation from the people around you.... Read More
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Barbara Mac, you is one very intelligent cookie. Just got your comment my friend. I have been stirring a few people lately, atheists/learned people included...people get upset even when you apologize. Okay girl. "Stupid human 'real hunter' variety, shot...
Could you please explain this to me, cause I just am not getting it? Hmmmm...Nice to see a post though, what ever happened to Rot In Hell? :)
Thank you carlwise, happy you enjoyed my article. :)