The other night I tried to open a jar that just wouldn't budge. I tried all my tricks--knocking the edge of the cap and even stabbing it with a knife to release the pressure. Nothing worked. In fact, I tried so hard that I felt something twist in my shoulder (thank you, forties). I finally… Continue reading Stuck

Releasing Hope

Release means unclenching my grasping hands. It means letting go into another's care what I hold. Release is scary because I cannot know for sure what will happen when I let go. Will what I held fall to the ground and break? If I let it go, will I ever get it back? I'm reminded… Continue reading Releasing Hope