Author Archive | Ashlyn Burns

A Mother’s Heart

“No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you.” A mother says to her child, who then adds, “After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.” Pan to the child with his head on his mother’s chest-burrowing into a place of safety and […]

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Trauma and the Hope of Easter

Imagine, for a moment, a toddler whose fingers are roaming the countertops, unknowingly headed straight for the stove. His mother looks away for only a second, unable to intercept the wandering, chubby fingers of her little one before his hand meets the red hot eye of the burner. He bellows out in pain and confusion. […]

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