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Finding Unshakable Hope in the Middle of Your Mess

by in:Connection

A red-winged blackbird voiced its chime-like chortle from atop a towering white pine, and I sat with my head in my hands — a broken woman. I went to the woods because I’ve always found healing among conifers and cattails. Even as the beige fringes of winter taunted me with reminders of our very painful circumstances, the song of the blackbird seemed to speak of hope. Our past season was the kind no one wants to endure. Storms came from every side, and just when we found our footing in the aftermath of one trial, another slammed us from an unexpected direction. I sat mulling it over as the ...


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