Author: connectingthreadsblog

  • Choosing to Tread Another Path

    Beautiful thoughtful post from Beth Godbee of Head Heart Hands. via Choosing to Tread Another Path

  • Reframing “Independence Day” as a Day for Truth-Telling and Committing to Justice

    via Reframing “Independence Day” as a Day for Truth-Telling and Committing to Justice

  • What Darkness Does

    What darkness does in its arrogance is revel in its power.
And that WILL prove its undoing.
Because in its power-drunk madness it forgets:
There have always been those with the ability to see right through it.
And this is why
what darkness does best
is give strength and clarity to the Light.

  • What the NICU (and NICU parents) can teach the Resistance

    Each new headline hits like a wave — each one strong enough to knock me off my feet, leave me gasping and sputtering in the sand and salt, struggling to regain my footing.  Each one bringing a new and different level of pain, yet this combination of exhaustion mingled with fear and grief feels strangely […]

  • On Faith

    I remember as a teenager having real battles with my father on this issue. Ours was a religiously split household, and to profess a faith in his Roman Catholic God or my mother’s Protestant God of Love was to reject beloved family members on the other “side”. As the oldest child I bore the brunt […]

  • Swish

    By Amy Marchand Collins Swish. Swish. A swirl of blackness, gone already before you realize she is here. Wounded. Leviathan. In the deepest depths. Lashing out. Angry. Betrayed! Well, yes. She was. And she scarcely knows which she wants more: to howl with grief and rage and pain or lash out in anger. And I allow […]

  • What Darkness Does

    What Darkness Does By Amy Marchand Collins What darkness does is bring us close, closer together, closer to the Light.  So it has always been, since first we left the trees and congregated around fires to tell the stories that make us who we are.  The woman sitting and knitting in the back of meetings […]

  • Light-Flinging

    By Amy Marchand Collins Wouldn’t it be fun If instead of mud-slinging, People and politics were more about light-flinging? What needs to seen? What’s there to be healed? Instead of lobbing bombs or bullets We could shine the light of compassion Where were you bullied? How were you oppressed? Rather than cut people down, dragging […]

  • Proposed Budget Cuts Will Likely Have Unforeseen Implications for the Disabled and their Families. 

    For every person, with or without a disability, there are a web of people who support that person as they grow and develop to live an independent, productive life. For children, that web starts but cannot end with the child’s parents. For a child with a disability, much of that web of support depends on […]