Unveiled Faces

by Gina Ellis Not a morning person, I arose earlier than usual. In the bathroom half asleep, I looked at the sign on my bathroom wall, “Rise Up”, and prayed for the day. It was not a long prayer with fancy words, just a grateful heart with a simple request...

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Hi Anger. Nice to Meet You.

by Kristin Mitchener In response to me talking about my depression, a dear and wise friend told me, “Anger is depression turned inward. So I encourage you to explore that. What are you angry about?” Anger…I never considered myself an angry person. I’m a depressed person. I’ve been depressed since...

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Finding My Own Loving Mother Inside

by Kristin Mitchener I have lived a life of sadness because I didn’t have a healthy, loving mother. But, what is a mother? Mothers are all around, and simply take the voice I have within. Running is my mother. Running pushes me, strengthens me, tells me motivating things like “You...

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To Call or Not to Call

by Kristin Mitchener I started thinking about calling my mother two days ago. We haven’t spoken or seen each other in over 10 years. I called my younger sister instead, the wise sister who is able to set boundaries in order to keep our mother in her life. “Well why...

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The Power of Presence

by Pat Kuykendoll We are physically present for many events both small and significant for the motherless daughter in our lives. We spend much time shuffling to doctor appointments or attending school functions, which is a necessary part of our role. But we have another, far deeper need, one we...

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