The Day I Knew I, Too, Could Murder

By Bronwyn Lea | Twitter: @bronleatweets A clanging phone dragged me out of sleep. Someone, somewhere, answered with mumbles. I groggily acknowledged the time: 4:57am. The light snapped on. I winced and reached for the proffered handset: “It’s for you.” Seconds later, I was horribly, terrifyingly, shakily awake. “Bron, I’m sorry. You need to come. She’s with […]

Only A Reflection

“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” –1 Cor. 13:12 When the fear of loss overwhelms, only a reflection, only a reflection When the “Why Lord?” comes, only […]

More Than a Number

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” ~ Steve Maraboli I didn’t become aware of my body until around the age of ten. My friend Caroline was visiting for the day and insisted on […]

Serving at the Entrance of the Temple

“… and do not compare yourself with others or you will become vain and bitter.” —Desiderata One of our greatest areas of self-inflicted pain has its source in our determination to measure ourselves against other people, evaluating how much better or worse we are in comparison to them. Friends, family, colleagues, neighbours—no one escapes the […]

On Verbal Zings and Muddy Springs

Today. Walking in the backwash of the cross and before the resolution. Destruction eddies in the streets. Disappointment. Hopes crushed. And all the small ones hiding in doorways and barns and fleeing to the edges of the city, of Jerusalem. Wrapping themselves in their cloaks and aching for a little comfort. We stand there too, in […]