Tag: hope

A Saturday Encouragment

I had such an unusual week.  I’ll begin at the beginning. My youngest daughter is open-enrolled in another school district because our home district is, well, incompetent and infamous for refusing to implement any kind of special education services.  That’s fine if your child…

Changing Your Mind

Does hope ever turn into something unhelpful? Something bad? In my experience, I  would say that it certainly can.  You can’t live without hope, but a misplaced hope can steal your life.  The Tanakh says that hope deferred makes the heart sick.  Continually hoping…

Embrace the Process of Healing

“If I am not for myself, who is for me? And when I am for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?”— Hillel the Elder I’m 44 years-old, and I’ve been on the “therapy circuit” since I was 16.  As soon as…

Just Do It

“Adventure will hurt you, but monotony will kill you.” I don’t know who said this, but this feels quite true.  In fact, I would change it were this my quote to this: “Adventure will no doubt hurt you, but passivity will certainly kill you.”…

What if

Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the…

A Rest Stop

I was reading an article today taken from a magazine entitled Critique: A Ransom Fellowship Publication, and I want to share part of the article with you. “Today the notion of God’s judgment tends to prompt discomfort rather than assurance, a reason to disbelieve…