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

Let Grace Replace Your Fight

Christmas Faith Strength

These last two weeks were riddled with situations that, only a few months ago, would have sent me off the deep end with fire on my tongue and venom in my voice. Co-Parenting is hard

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

#FiveMinuteFriday: Five

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is FIVE. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //Five – the number

Book Review: Play With Fire

Book Review Faith Grace Reading Writing

Bianca Juárez Olthoff is the Chief Storyteller at The A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization. She is author of Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God.  Comparing her deliverance

#FiveMinuteFriday: Heal

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is HEAL. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! Is it possible that

#FiveMinuteFriday: Help

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The five-minute free write word is HELP.  Here is what I’ve written with no edits, no corrections, etc. This is five minutes of free flowing natural writing. The

Wilting Makes Us New

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Do you feel like life is a series of tests? I want to believe we are a miracle and miracles live in us. Every hardship given to us is part of a greater plan. The past

Hope Is Alive

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“Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here. He is Risen from the dead!” Luke 24:6-7 Sometimes, I doubt. I walk into tombs of hope and see none.

Don’t Let What’s Behind You Make You Miss What’s Ahead of You

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I get caught up in what’s behind me quite often.  How about you? This weekend, my little familia ventured off to Colorado Bend State Park.  We’re known for taking long road trips at the drop