Monday Spiritual Rumination: DVA…

“…the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other…”

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Monday spiritual Ruminations: one last reflection on DVA…

October is nearly gone. The leaves, colors, scents all are whisked away by winds portending the coming of Winter. With the passing of this month goes a heightened awareness of Domestic Violence. Today’s post is one last reflection, one that speaks to the hope of healing. It elicits an earlier time of year that seems […]

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Monday spiritual Rumination: But she’s a smart girl…

I wrote this piece 15 years or so ago for some type of writing contest. While I did not win, I chose to keep the piece. I take it out every now and then, adjust the dates and do a little editing. The reason I hang on is that the story documents a near miss. I’d […]

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Monday spiritual Ruminations: and hope must be their names.

Tonight I pose  questions, ruminations, and a call for healing and hope. I first penned this poem four years ago, upon hearing of yet another murder resulting from domestic violence. I wonder if hope has been given a chance in the aftermath. A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in what police described as a suspected domestic […]

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