Category Archives: raw

Faith and trust

There are seasons in which it’s easy to share, and then there are seasons wherein I go into turtle mode. Today, I know I need to share. As a matter of fact, I know I need to share more. Even … Continue reading

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I can’t run from myself…

There’s nowhere to hide. For years, I was convinced that if I kept it moving, eventually things would be different. Better. As if miraculously, all of the baggage I was carrying around would be lost by the airline, and I’d … Continue reading

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Strength, insecurity, dignity, grace, fear, faith…all the bloody things

There’s something in the air the week. It feels like a week of rapid transformation. Or deterioration. Or both. If I were to lay it all out, you wouldn’t believe the shit I’ve been facing. And it’s only Thursday. In … Continue reading

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Emotions happen, y’all

Over the years, I’ve been taught, encouraged, almost coached to suppress my emotions. Ok, let me be more specific. Happy was good. Anger was understandable. Fear was normal…but we pretended it wasn’t always sitting on our shoulder, holding onto our … Continue reading

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Triggered into the future

Years ago, there was a man with whom I was very much in love. We were best friends. We were basically inseparable. There was one huge, glaring problem between us. My faith. We had hours and hours of discussions, debates, … Continue reading

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Life exfoliation

I have come to a realization. Bad times are good. What? Bad times are good if you use them to your advantage. If you choose to learn from them. If you choose to lean into the pain and find your … Continue reading

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Have you ever had a day that was so chock full of emotion that you are completely, emotionally hungover the next day? Well…that is me today. Yesterday my niece graduated from high school. I may be weeping under those sunglasses…but … Continue reading

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I’m pressed but not crushed

Do you know that song? It’s been racing through my head for two days now…but I digress. At the beginning of the blog. Oy vey. The ebb and flow of life is really interesting to me. Some days are amazing … Continue reading

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Desert Time

Hey there! So…I’ve been MIA. A lot has been going on in my world, causing me to neglect my first passion…which is writing. There are times when I want to shout from the mountaintops what is going on…and times when … Continue reading

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The illusion seems so real

So…I realize that I’ve been radio silent. Again. It’s amazing how easy it is to let life steal my voice. A few weeks ago I had a major breakthrough only to hit a wall. So many times I feel like … Continue reading

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