Open Mic Monday – The Real Stuff

community Faith Grace Prayer Strength

“I want to know someone who was dragged through the mud and made it.  Because I want to know I can make it too.”  My friend’s face is no nonsense when she utters these words

Get Up, Pick Up Your Mat, and Go Home – A Poem

Faith Family Grace Poetry Strength

I lean back on the greenish blue, moth-ball scented couch at grandma’s house. I’m all but consumed by the tiny beanie I knit out of fabulous silver sparkled yarn. The invitation from grandma and mom

Heart of Bravery

Faith Strength

Can you use a little more bravery to get through today, sweet friend? It’s hard not to get disheartened by people, to lose faith in systems (insert system at will). There is a lot going

Open Mic Monday – Better Than Yesterday

Faith Grace Strength

Do you need a soul comeback? Sometimes the most comfortable place to be is exactly where we are.  I get a bit nostaglic about places I’ve been in my heart that are no longer a

Grace In Me – For My Daughter, Faith Michelle

Faith Family Prayer Strength

Do you have a hard time living in your own skin? My self-conscious identity became a skin I wore pretty regularly.  I replied, I’m sorry, a dozen times in conversation.  I felt sorry I was out

Open Mic Monday – Being Molded

Faith Grace Strength

Sweet friends, Welcome to the first Open Mic Monday for the soul.  I hope this will grow and remain a weekly spot for you to share your beautiful encouragement and soul work. Uplifting others is

Walk With Me Wednesday – Writing

Faith Grace Strength

It’s Walk With Me Wednesday at Cisneros Cafe.  Each Wednesday we’ll embark on a new journey. Let’s take a stroll. Getting through the work week or even the month can seem like a huge journey

A Good Morning Appeal

Faith Grace Solitude Strength Waiting

I made my way to the Gonzaba Urgent Care clinic in tune with the theme song from Little Miss Sunshine,  but my entire face (and sinus cavity) was void of any said sunshine.  Devotchka played

Let It Go – Moses Style

Faith Family Grace Strength Waiting

“You gotta go through your Exodus.”  – Pastor Harvey Each time I read Exodus it drives me insane.  I can’t get through the first few chapters without thinking, “God, why don’t you just tell Pharaoh

Truth in the Unraveling

Faith Grace Strength Waiting

I remember unraveling the nearly complete beanie cap.  The whole knitted project I had worked on for almost a month lay lifeless in my hands.  A wad of yarn – a single, elongated maroon thread