Let the Healing Begin

St. Francis River near Frederiktown River

“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.”

Steve Goodier

At the moment, the world is in great need of lots of love and healing. Presently there is so much hate and discontent and it looks as if it is going to get worse before it gets better. Turmoil and confusion are the new norm. People are being controlled through fear, intimidation and misinformation. It has come to the point that one doesn’t know what to believe.

St. Francis River near Fredericktown, MO.

Pray, pray and pray some more. We are told that, “the truth shall set you free!” What is the truth? The whole truth and nothing but the truth. That’s a $64 question.

I don’t know what is in our future. We can’t give up or lose sight of what we believe in or our dreams. We have to be kind to each other even if we disagree with each other. Healing won’t start until we learn to love one another. I pray that we learn from all of this so that we will be stronger in the future.

St. Francis River near Fredericktown, MO

I chose the pictures I used because of the peace and solace it gives me. It is my safe place and my place for healing. The rocks represent me, and the river is life. Every day the rocks (me) get pounded by the river (life) and the rocks persevere. The river just takes the rough edges off the rocks.

5 thoughts on “Let the Healing Begin

  1. I sure relate Wayne. We all need a safe place. Ours is in nature, rivers, campfires, fishing and we would be lost without those places.
    Have you seen the movie “Healing River” ?
    Its about forgiveness (not about the actual river) and the journey to get there. Leaves an impression.
    Contrary to Hallmark movies, Love runs over a lot of rocks, has undercurrents, rapids and experiences all the aspects of a river…I think about these things on the banks by the fire.

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    • Thanks for the tip Gary. I am going to see if I can find the movie.
      I know you understand where I’m coming from. We learn so much from nature that we can use in life. It’s like anything else though. You have to look and listen to nature. Become a part of it. That’s what a lot of people fail to do.

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