Day 19: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Brave

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  1985. I tugged at my bright ruffled skirt ready for the next danza in baile folkl√≥rico and had to stare Sebastian Galindo in the eyes, after he yanked on my trenza and called me

Book Review: Shalom Sistas by Osheta Moore

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Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World, written by Osheta Moore, was published by Herald Press. I had the pleasure of being on Osheta’s launch team and received an e-ARC in exchange for my

Day 17: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Grow

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Fall slows me down in the best ways. She begs attention & an awareness that I am more than what I produce or what I think I should produce. Fall is a reminder that all

Book Review: A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

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Grab this book. It’s not a thick read and it has quizzes and scenarios that are very fruitful and conducive to learning one’s own identity.¬†

Day 13: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Invite

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This is an invitation to plant life, a wild seed, in healthy soil. Where are you scattering joy? Where are you tilling hope? I started a garden last year. With high hopes and focused expectations,

Day 6: #FiveMinuteFriday – Story (a poem)

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On the syllables of root words inherited from the fall./ In the history books you rewrote with your existence./ Story begins where we dare

Day 5: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Trust

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I’m used to being let down. I’m used to looking at myself through the lens of other women, instead of resting in the promise that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. When I look at another woman, I must know and feel, that she too is fearfully and wonderfully made.