Traumatic Episodes: A sneak peek

The following is an excerpt from the manuscript I am working on entitled Traumatic Episodes: Finding Grace in a Life Lived with PTSD.  It's very much a work in progress. There will be journal-like entries (as with the one below) along with narrative chapters covering different time periods in my life. (Petros the Stress Demon is my …

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“I’m still here.” – A veteran’s story.

This morning I had therapy at the local V.A. clinic. When I went in to my appointment I had thought that this would be a fairly routine session. My plan was to ask my therapist some questions related to the book I am currently working on, which is entitled Traumatic Episodes: Finding grace in a life …

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Grace and forgiveness: A theological conundrum?

   Jesus' teachings on forgiveness are well known. We are called to forgive, just as he did, even on the cross. That's a tough ask for most of us, because throughout our lives there are people who do things that sometimes wound us so profoundly.  Those deeply inflicted wounds can come with long lasting consequences, …

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