Pain, struggle, and healing

Do Roses Ever Truly Die?

“Do roses quite die when left to themselves?” At its very core, The Secret Garden is a story about a group of deeply hurting individuals—all with very different ways of coping. But the story doesn’t leave them there. Perhaps our story doesn’t leave us there, either.

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Christmas

When the Stockings Come Down

It’s almost been two weeks since Christmas.  Presents have long since been opened, stockings ravaged and enjoyed. Nostalgia is in full force as you cuddle up in your favorite chair, staring into the tree, enjoying the beauty before it’s taken down, dreaming of plans and goals for a new year. Perhaps the days leading up …

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Friendship

Don’t Let Your Pain Become A Wall

You’re hiding again, curled up by the window, tears streaking down your face. With a frustrated sigh, you wipe at your cheeks, trying to stop crying. You’re breaking down again, as if this hasn’t already happened a half dozen times this week. Why are things like this? Why can’t you just hold it together?  Beside …

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