Posted by Janneke in Trauma-Healing
on Feb 13th, 2012 | 0 comments
Open a Locked Door of pain?
Is there meaning behind a Locked Door?
Is there a gift behind a Locked Door?
What about the gift of meaning?
these may be the TOUGHEST QUESTIONS
for survivors of World War II and other trauma
If Trauma has a Gift
(by Janneke Jobsis Brown)
If trauma has a gift
And the gift is bringing meaning to life. The gift is
Its cost is astronomical
People pay with their lives
The wounds are deep, as deep as the soul.
The very Spirit suffers, hides wounds, yearns for healing
If meaning is the gift of trauma
Is the cost then,
a broken spirit?
We hope and pray not. ...
Posted by Janneke in Grace Stories, Trauma-Healing, War's Family
on Feb 21st, 2011 | 2 comments
(Read War’s Family Page, first)
“Have you ever seen people who through some disaster were driven to great times of prayer? And have you noticed that once the disaster was long forgotten, a spiritual sweetness remained that warmed their souls?” June 12 Streams in the Desert L. B. Cowman
I’m not always one of the sweet people.
I know some who are.
As much as I love L.B. Cowman’s quote, I think for the big disasters they are not long forgotten. Even if they are locked up deep inside us in a box or cave, they are not forgotten. So when disasters, like years of war, come out of lock-down...