There is hope
In flowers
Soft petals
Even now

via Unfurling — Learning to love the silence



Eyes + Words


“People, I have discovered, are layers

and layers of secrets. You believe you know them,

that you understand them, but their motives are always

hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never

know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”

– Veronica Roth

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The biggest lie in all the world: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The biggest truth: WEAPONS

The Reluctant Poet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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twenty six letters
funny shapes and angles
made into words
telling me things
I don’t want to know 

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The Pledged Word

Some old-timers residing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina see a hurricane coming, and they board up the windows and doors and then leave. Other brave souls stake their claim on the land and stay to face the storm. Occasionally the storm destroys them, but more often they come out resilient, strong, and even better prepared for the next one. They live here knowing storms will come, and yet they are not afraid.

What marriage does not have its storms? It’s not the battle that matters, but whether you choose to fight or flee.

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Why Struggle is Good For Us

Note to self: There is purpose in the struggle. Embrace it.

Writing With Hope

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Struggle allows us to ponder the direction of our lives. If we never reflect, we forget to challenge ourselves to be better. I hadn’t realized what struggle does to our character until I was listening to a podcast about the subject. It was Joe Rogan who pointed out something profound, something I hadn’t thought of before on the subject of struggle.

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