All posts by Blyth Jori Kirtley

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A Lesson in Forgiveness

One of the first things I ever learned about in my family was how not to forgive. My mother was a seething cauldron of remembered slights reaching like rubbery tentacles into the far past, to school girls in faded photographs. On some level, I learned

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Love’s Hard Lessons

Love has been a hard lesson for me, especially the love of God. I can understand the wrath, the anger, and the punishments of God, but somehow, His love can elude me. When I understand His love, it is intoxicating, heady. When I do not,