Can You Dance in the Rain? Can You Sniggle at the Pain?

"Can You Dance in the Rain? Can You Sniggle at the Pain?" By Rob Weddle One can buy the world. Another giggles while evil is uncurled. One hurls dead glances at innocence. Another jabs at the ventricle of a child seeking recompense. One lynches hope with words. Another can waltz seamlessly from laughter to acidity, … Continue reading Can You Dance in the Rain? Can You Sniggle at the Pain?

The Dysfunctional Relationship between Chronic Pain and Dark Emotions

I’m a 35-year survivor of chronic pain and all its twisted passions. As anyone who suffers from debilitating pain can tell you, it’s a grueling, infuriating and wearisome road, to be certain. I recall speaking to my Grandma Stroud (RIP) about it when I was about 10 years into my journey of suffering. She had … Continue reading The Dysfunctional Relationship between Chronic Pain and Dark Emotions

Jesus Called Us “Sheep” — Is That an Insult or What?

As a Christian, I’ve always kind of avoided (and perhaps, to be honest, been a tad insulted by) Bible verses which refer to me and my spiritual family as “sheep.” The modern-day consensus seems to be that sheep are blind, spineless and ignorant, good for nothing but thoughtlessly grazing the hillside unless they're being sheared … Continue reading Jesus Called Us “Sheep” — Is That an Insult or What?