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For awhile my boys felt like they were out of my reach.  Last Fall, when I wrote this heartbreaking post, I’d been feeling this intolerable fear that I wasn’t what my boys needed me to be. After the post, My friend Jodi texted me, “are you okay? What is going on??” I tried to explain […]

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Maya Angelou

Beautiful Maya via Don’t shoot the messenger! Hey, I’m just the messenger! A flippant yet poignant phrase, no?  The implication that someone is bringing a message of some sort to me from someone else, carrying it like a box of unsteady explosives or a barrel of chocolates.  The medium is superfluous, the messenger simply has […]

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How Does God make Things Happen?  With YOUR hands. Reads page 1 – page 2 of one of the best books I ever bought my sons. How does God feed the poor?  With YOUR Hands. Reads page 3. The last page concludes that God makes things happen with big hands, little hands, weak hands and […]

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Lord, may I be willing to love. Let me be willing to sacrifice, truly sacrifice for others. Make me willing to set down my false self. Make me willing to see myself: the despicable and the beautiful. Let me be willing to own each and every loved nook and cranny. Make me willing to to […]

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I love to fly. I love the feeling of heading off to an airport, ripe with possibilities. I love the feeling of boarding on an airplane, except of course when boarding outside in the snow, in 2 degrees Farenheight. Even though most of the world flies, it makes me feel ‘special,’ ‘privileged.’ I love the […]

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Truth feels like it’s not so easy to come by these days.  Not from the new people in my life, the one’s whose motives I’m constantly questioning.  Certainly not from Twitter, Vaguebooking and the cynicism of the interwebs. Nowadays, I feel like I have to know someone -living, breathing in my face- for me to […]

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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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Before “story” was all the rage in blogs and books and conference names, {<—–I’m going!} I’ve loved story-telling. In fact, the word “story” is so widely popular I was hesitant to put into my new tagline. But I went ahead because long after “story” is #trending I’ll be a storyteller.  The line comes from Psalms 107:2.  […]

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