Interview & Book Review: Amena Brown, Author of How To Fix a Broken Record

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Amena Brown is an author, spoken word poet, speaker and event host. The author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books, How to Fix a Broken Record (2017)and Breaking Old Rhythms (2013), Amena performs and speaks at events from coffeehouses to arenas with a mix of poetry, humor, and storytelling. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Interview & Book Review: Kaitlin Curtice, Author of Glory Happening

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I’m excited to have Kaitlin at the cafe today. Her book is a treasure that I hope you all find solace in. I’ve been following Kaitlin on Twitter for awhile. She’s a very welcoming soul. She tweets about inclusivity in the church as a Potawatomi woman.

Day 29: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Follow

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My youngest daughter has expressed her independence for quite some time. It is never more pronounced than when I try to put clothes on her, change her diaper, or feed her. She shakes her head

Day 27: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Overcome

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If I can overcome this hurdle of vulnerability in my writing, I can’t wait to see what God has in store.
How about you, friend? Where will you take advantage of an open window instead of a closed door?

Day 26: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Change

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If you find yourself pegged to the ground with violent words of judgement, know that God fashioned you from nothing. Look toward him, our Maker, our Creator. Character is built when no one is looking. God’s favorite testimony is the one that He seems for Himself as good. 

Day 22: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Light

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2014. or 2015. or the in-between time. I remember how the light broke off in stages, at first. Then, it bent beyond time and delayed memories became reality in rapid- fire move- ments. When I

Day 21: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Give

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“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it” (Proverbs 3:27). Every third Saturday our neighborhood church hosts a food pantry. We are grateful

Day 20: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Discover

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I have a guest post over at Heather Bock’s place. Read my guest post here: Losing Jesus’ Face by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros. ** Friend, this is Day 20 of a series of posts for the month

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 folklórico and had to stare Sebastian Galindo in the eyes, after he yanked on my trenza and called me