Life behind the fence

I know why the uncaged bird doesn’t sing. What lurks beyond the cage I cannot say. I reach, but knees knock against hollowed-out bones like the hollowed heart of their carrier. Doors swivel, flip, revolve out of character. The path unclear. Will I fly out over, around or under?  I cannot decipher a clipped wing […]

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I hung out with some of my alumni recently.  (If you’re new here…I worked in college ministry for 12 yrs.)  My guuuuurl, Tia noticed me lookin’ all sad and dejected.  When we talked later, I told her it wasn’t about anything she’d imagined, but just regular ole shame.  The type of shame that makes you wanna […]

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i wish you could see yourself

I wish you could see yourself the way I see you! He was all flummoxed.  All concerned.  Reasonably so.  I’d communicated something-or-other about how I’m-not-good-enough-for-this or don’t-deserve-this  OR THAT.  I’d weaseled my way out of kind words and decided instead to settle on why it’s okay for someone to treat me poorly because, really, it […]

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titanic tweet

I was particularly struck a few years ago when Heavy D unexpectedly passed away.  Call me morbid, but I generally head straight to Twitter after the death of a celeb to check out their last tweet.  Heavy’s last tweet was simple, “BE INSPIRED!”  If you follow me on Instagram you know I often write #StayInspired as […]

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Seems to me when we flip our lives right side up we move in fear and when we flip our lives upside down we move in foolishness. In the last little while I’ve flipped in fear and foolishness. Allow me please, to tell you how I’ve flipped life right side up in fear… Many of […]

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It took me almost a year to build up the courage to finally share my battle with depression.  For many years I lived in POINTLESS shame about it.  Eventually, it got worse.  I started writing poems about it.  I have been exhausted by it.  I have wondered if it will ever go away. Last year, […]

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What it is, yo. Sing the following words to Miley Cyrus’ Party in the USA‘: So, I put my hands up their playin’ my song, the butterflies fly away… ay-ee-ay-ee-ay-yay-ah, there’s a party at gabbingwithgrace, ay-ee-ay-ee-ay-yay-ah, there’s a party at gabbingwithgrace! =)

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In the past few months I’ve told you how I’m a chunk monster, how Pinterest inspired me to lose weight, how my first real work out in a over a year made me feel like a god among ALL women and how I’m an un-tameable sexy beast now that I’ve done a total of six work […]

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