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Dare Boldly · 23h ago

In the morning when a homeless child wakes up, the scary dream is still too real.

What is reality when you’re homeless? What does it feel  like to not have a home? The reality of homelessness is, you do not have the resources to have a place to call your own. It means all...
Dare Boldly · 1d ago

There is tragedy, there is hope, in homelessness

On Tuesday evening we held the 20th Anniversary Annual General Meeting for Inn from the Cold, where I work. It is important to celebrate all the good work that has happened over the past twe...
Dare Boldly · 4d ago

What will I tell my grandson?

It is a scene I still see clearly in my mind. My mother is in the kitchen, standing over the ironing board. With one hand, she holds the hot iron and moves it back and forth, back and forth ...
Dare Boldly · 4d ago

How does avoidance strengthen fear?

Under stress I tend to slide into avoidance, spinning plates where hitting home runs cannot happen because I am too busy running around the bases trying to catch the balls I am constantly dr...
Dare Boldly · 1W ago

When people behave badly, what do you do?

A girlfriend and I are sitting in an upscale restaurant having a glass of wine and a bowl of classic onion soup. Shortly after sitting down, the hostess seats a couple at the booth just behi...
Dare Boldly · 1W ago

Trust. It is a beautiful grace. Thanks! @SafewayCanada

It was one of those forgetful moments. I am at the self-check out at Safeway near our house. I pay by Debit with CashBack and walk away with my groceries, but not my cash. It isn’t until I’m...
Dare Boldly · 1W ago

The ocean refuses no river. Life refuses no body.

Mirabai Ceiba’s beautiful song, Ocean, begins with the line, The ocean refuses no river. It  never fails to resonate within my heart, stirring notes of harmony and peace throughout my being....
Dare Boldly · 1W ago

Fierce Love. It’s a boy to be!

Thirty-one years ago, when I gave birth to my first daughter, I was in awe of the sweeping, fierce love that consumed me the moment I heard her first cry. Over the nine months of pregnancy, ...
Dare Boldly · 1W ago

In times of angst, what do you do to change the world?

I played in the studio yesterday. I intentionally sat at my art table without a plan, without a real vision and simply experimented. It was freeing. Calming. Peace-making. And, fun! I didn’t...
Dare Boldly · 2W ago

When we don’t take action, children’s lives are at stake.

I felt my heart break yesterday. It took just a glimpse of baby clothes hanging from a rail. A box of infant diapers in a box and I felt the piercing melancholy of sadness and sorrow sear my...