Duality

  When a man puts their hand gently on my back to invite me into the comforting place they’d like me to be as they deliver their words, so as to have me be in the most accessible emotional state to receive them, a little bit of rage starts to flutter under the heat of …

From Darkness to Light Day 31 by Sarayu

From Pride to Prasad by Sarayu   I went to college on a basketball scholarship. After 4 years of playing my favorite sport, with fantastic teammates and partying like most normal college kids, I found myself sitting in the church during our graduation mass, thinking to myself, “what am I going to do now?” I …

From Darkness to Light Day 30 by Crystal Gamet

Free Fallin’ by Crystal Gamet of Redneck, AIDS Orphan, Survivor   I don’t remember the exact moment that I realized this was it. I don’t know what made this different than all of the other times that my mom got sick. I guess her AIDS was progressing and her blood counts were way too low …

From Darkness to Light Day 29 by Alison Armstrong

From Shrinking to Shining by Alison Armstrong of Adventures in Wonderland   Part one: Shrinking I’m living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for a while. There’s a writers’ conference and in one of the workshops I write this: She was the best of mothers. She was the worst of mothers. I was born shrinking …

A Beautiful Month

We have had a beautiful month of stories from people pouring out their hearts in order to turn their pain into a little bit of wisdom for others. I want to sincerely thank everyone who has participated. I have been continually floored by people’s honesty and generosity of spirit in this series. If you want …

From Darkness to Light Day 28 by Ihagh G. T.

A Journey to the Light Within: digging for treasures within the soul by Ihagh G. T. of Motivation & Environment   As someone who came from a Christian background, I became fascinated by many wonderful tales and inspiring verses in the Bible. I was deep into church activities, and epic biblical stories struck me with …

From Darkness to Light Day 27 by Linda

A Simple Plea for Help by Linda of litebeing chronicles     Wow, here we go… I am both frightened and exhilarated at the prospect of letting go of this secret. I have very few secrets left, and you know what they say – you are as sick as your secrets. It is not as …

From Darkness to Light Day 26 by Jagati Olson

A Death Bed Dawning by Jagati Olson of Emerging Design Consulting   I got the call from my brother Glenn. “You’d better take Che up to the nursing home and see Dad now. He had another mini stroke and he’s been in a coma the last two days. The doctors say he won’t come out of it. He …

From Darkness to Light Day 25 by Carrie Hopper

My Struggle with Mental Illness by Carrie Hopper of Choosing Joy   May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so I want to do something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I want to share about my struggle with mental illness. It’s my hope that this post might spread more awareness of mental illness …

From Darkness to Light Day 24 by Brittny

Heartbroken Happiness by Brittny of Sincerely Brittny   In October of 2017, my world was shaken up. While I knew things weren’t going great, I was under the impression that things would get better if I just rode it out and stayed in prayer. Unfortunately, this just wasn’t the case. The delusion that I had …