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#FiveMinuteFriday: REFINE

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is REFINE.  Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes (//) indicate where the timer started and ended. Your turn! Join us at Kate’s place. //I remember the sifting. The vibrations from the sieve created tiny tidal waves in the flour before grandma added… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: REFINE

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Let Go of The Christian Identity Marker

“…Sometimes I find myself talking about God so much He becomes more of an identity marker than an identity changer in my life.”  – Lysa Terkeurst I mean who wants to be around someone whose answer to a good hair day is, “Oh, thank you. Jesus gave me just the right amount of hairspray and He… Continue reading Let Go of The Christian Identity Marker

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#FiveMinuteFriday: MIDDLE (a poem)

//i navigate deep canyons, sharp. pen between knuckles, delicate peace wraps from wispy lashes to mighty Achilles heel – saved from a vulnerable fall. a layer of silken grace caresses, reminds, Be still – The best (s)word(s). so God calms with his embrace, grace, no matter what I face.// I missed writing poetry. I’ve been… Continue reading #FiveMinuteFriday: MIDDLE (a poem)

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Begin Again: Endure the Inner Battle With Renegade Faith

Tomorrow morning I will wake and my tween son and teenage daughter will wake with their dads and stepmoms. Not with me. It’s been this way for years and it doesn’t get any easier. I’m being transparent for you in this sliver of vulnerability because I can’t be the only mom who is fit, a… Continue reading Begin Again: Endure the Inner Battle With Renegade Faith

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Ringing in the New Year – 2017 Soul Playa

Last year I chose White Space as my 2016 phrase. It worked out most days. I had to keep reminding myself of the commitment I’d made to live a life of less mental traffic. This was the only way I could deliberately make room for God.  I’m glad I did it. It was completely inspired… Continue reading Ringing in the New Year – 2017 Soul Playa

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Books I Read in 2016 & Coffee/Tea Pairings

Books are best served with a great cup of coffee, and sometimes tea. I typically read an average of 12 books a year. They include fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Once in a while I’ll gravitate toward essays and creative non-fiction. This year, I didn’t keep track as well as I should have. This list is what… Continue reading Books I Read in 2016 & Coffee/Tea Pairings