Begin Again: Choosing to Move Towards God by Monica “Afrotasticlady” Vance

Family Grace Guest Post Strength Waiting

Through my questions, I learned that God gave my sister a miracle. He provided my family with one too. He allowed us to know this incredible woman. He gave her the gift of salvation and eventually brought her to Heaven. And He showed me that it was okay to grieve, and that it made me a real woman with real emotions.

Book Review: One by Deidra Riggs

Book Review community Marginalized social justice

The dialogue must ensue and One is a great conversation starter. It serves as a complimentary piece to many available resources regarding the history of racism and systemic oppression inherent in the founding of our nation.

Begin Again: Set Ablaze by Anita Maldonado

Faith Grace Strength

Just like this hillside, my soul has been scorched by fiery trials. For many years, I waded through the thick black smoke as my soul was left desolate, dry, and gasping for air. All signs of life were stripped away, leaving only a remnant of skeletal remains. I felt forsaken and forgotten. It was hard to imagine my soul flourishing again.

Begin Again: New Life In A Broken Marriage by Sarah Geringer

Faith Grace Prayer Solitude Strength Uncategorized Waiting

I heard God whispering to my heart when I read that story. You like to bake…what is his favorite dessert? I remembered how much he liked cheesecake. Working up my nerve, I invited him over for supper on a Sunday night. He agreed, and I prepared our home, a special meal, and my heart for his arrival.

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

Faith Family Grace Guest Post Strength

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: REFINE (a poem)

Faith Grace Poetry Solitude Strength Writing

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