Day 7: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Hold

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How much can the human soul hold? Besides earthquakes, hurricanes, mass shootings, poverty, systemic oppression, and a cornucopia of hurt, the human soul also holds the very breath of our Creator. Our soul holds the

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.

Book Review: Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker

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Of Mess and Moxie gives women permission to find grace and courage in all the ways they feel like their losing at life. When a woman goes through a mess, Jen reminds us it’s not because we’re failures; it’s because we’re alive, braving the world one story, one messed up lunch bag at a time.

Day 3: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Create

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Friend, this is Day 3 of a series of daily posts for the month of October. I’m joining Kate Motaung over at Five Minute Friday for the yearly Write 31 Days challenge. My topic this

Day 2: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Tell

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We must learn to discern what belongs in our hands and what does not. Are we willing to blindly grab hold of what could potentially destroy us only because we were never told the consequences? God’s sacred mark is upon the earth and pulsates within each human life. Of all the beauty we hold dear, I pray we hold more than glitter and fame. I pray we hold more than an image of fancy fun.

Book Review: Reading People by Anne Bogel

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I’m an introvert? I beg your pardon? According to who? I’m an outgoing rockstar – in my head, behind a good book (never a bad one), and alone time is my soul language. Anne Bogel pegged me from a mile away with her new book, Reading People.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Accept (a poem)

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Do I accept the world in all of its fury, despair, and appetite without also accepting the tranquility, affection, and harmony that stands at my doorstep when I walk outside to breathe in its life? Do I receive all the life and grace God extends to me in my calloused palms?