Children’s Book Review: A Bedtime Yarn by Nicola Winstanley

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What a gorgeous book of connection with our dreams, and our knitting together of reality. I love how this book knit together a story of dreams and overcoming unknowns.

Begin Again: Overcoming Betrayal by Julia Dale

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In due time, I stepped back into my childhood church and that very day was introduced to a man that would go on to be my surrogate father and officiate over my wedding. This man would connect the dots from my heart to God’s and remind me that my ransom was paid in blood so greatly was I loved. I would come to understand that my value wasn’t tied to a scale and more importantly that there was a place for me in the Kingdom.

Book Review & Giveaway: I’m Going To Give You A Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney

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The alliteration was on point throughout the book. I didn’t find any tired cliches and although there was nothing fantastical about the book, it ballooned my imagination. None of the animals spoke, neither were they made up, but I had a fun time imagining a piggie giving me and my daughter great big squeezes.

Begin Again: When Two Hearts Finally Become One by Meg Weyerbacher

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Husband and I lay, backs on the bed staring at the ceiling, no kids at home. Finally, time alone. How would we spend this time? Would it be as all the times before? Pretending we weren’t hurt? Hovering surface level?

#FiveMinuteFriday: CONTROL (a poem)

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is CONTROL.  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

Begin Again: Endure the Inner Battle With Renegade Faith

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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

Ringing in the New Year – 2017 Soul Playa

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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

Thanksgiving Note

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Gratitude is waking to a newborn baby’s cry, the smell of homemade tamales and grit of the earth lingering in the kitchen, established traditions and new ones waiting to be made, a hot cup of

Happy Thanksgiving from Cisneros Cafe

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You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.  2 Corinthians 9:11 No doubt this week you