And Then I Lost My Balance


My move from Texas to Georgia last May went smoothly. But it was four months or so later, when the company that moved me here went under, that my life seemed to get a bit off kilter. It’s not ... [ Read More ]

Fill These Empty Hands


I've had to adapt to life rather than allowing life adapt to me. It's wasn't supposed to be like this, ya know. By twenty-five, I was going to be married and soon thereafter, have a little girl, ... [ Read More ]

Raising Moments

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I was a little girl when my grandma, Rhe, started a frog collection for me.  By the age of ten, I must have accumulated over one hundred frogs — metal frogs, paper mâché frogs, plastic frogs, tall ... [ Read More ]

In the Waiting


We all have something for which we remain postured in hopeful expectation. Waiting is often that anguished “pause” between absence and abundance that causes us to drop to our knees and cry out to the ... [ Read More ]

Happy New Day!


There are so many things in this world that are out of our control -- floods, terrorism, the Kardashians. Which is why it’s important we remember the things we can control -- like forgiveness, second ... [ Read More ]

Fear is easy. Faith is hard.

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They say that insomniacs don’t have a problem with sleeping, they have a problem living. And as I lie awake again at three o’clock in the morning, pondering my life that recently increased in ... [ Read More ]

Lead the Cheers!


During the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of high school, I worked at a Hot Dog on a Stick type of establishment in the mall. I had only been working there a few weeks when, on this ... [ Read More ]

Heartbreak is indeed heartbreaking


In my darkest hours, I often retreat to the safety of my hall closet.  I suppose the tight walls in that pitch black space cradle me like my mother’s womb and I feel held again. Or maybe it’s because ... [ Read More ]