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One White Privileged Woman and One Small Step Forward

06/29/2020

From time to time, I’ve felt called to write about racial injustice. For example, I’ve pondered my role as a bystander by not speaking up about racial injustice. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have put the issue of racism in the United States front-and-center this summer. Racial injustice is so […]

Feeling Less Lonely During Lockdown

05/20/2020

By Jennifer V. Miller Just a few blocks from where I live sits Aurora Pond, an independent retirement community that is nestled in a lovely, wooded section of land. When riding my bike, I’ve seen the residents milling about on the lawn, or waving to passersby from their apartment balconies. What a friendly group of […]

Praying During the Coronavirus Crisis

05/05/2020

At a recent Wisdom of the Wounded team meeting we discussed praying during the coronavirus crisis. One of Ann Lamott’s simple, yet three powerful prayers like, “Help” “Thanks” or “Wow” fit the bill. But we also wondered: maybe people are seeking specific ways to pray for others during this very unusual time in our lives. […]

Jump Off the Boat

Guest post by Jeff Mulder “Jump off the boat” is a phrase my wife and I use.  It comes from the movie, Forrest Gump.  There is a scene where Forrest is all alone and is driving his shrimp boat down the river.  He sees his long-lost friend Lieutenant Dan on a dock, and without any […]

Staying Positive in a 6 x 8 Foot Home

04/21/2020

As the coronavirus pandemic entered its fourth week, I was feeling signs of “cabin fever” and perhaps engaging in a little pity party for myself. Then I received a letter from a friend named Randy who is currently incarcerated in a Michigan prison. Randy is used to being in “isolation” and practicing “social distancing.”  Every […]

How to Cope with Difficult Times

04/07/2020

We all experience rough stretches in our life— times when we feel gloomy, defeated or fearful. How can we cope with difficult times? I’ve realized that no matter what our circumstance, there are things we can do. Read on to learn some of my tried-and-true ways to deal with life’s difficulties. Name Your Fears In […]