Day 13: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Invite

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This is an invitation to plant life, a wild seed, in healthy soil. Where are you scattering joy? Where are you tilling hope? I started a garden last year. With high hopes and focused expectations,

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

Joy is Feeling Welcome No Matter Your Circumstance

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September, 2015 We walked along the track at our neighborhood high school – Harlandale High. Training for a half marathon comes with much dedication.* The evening was warm because a September in south Texas are

A Former Cutter’s Devotion

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A trickle of light flows in and catches on my clothes. I pinch the light between my fingers, but grab only the cotton fray in my sweater. The speck of light continues to saturate. The

Dear Emily, a poem

Faith Family Poetry

For Titus, Wycliff and Lucy A Tribute from Our Running Team “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 Were we but a

The Joy in Waiting

Waiting

Ya te dije que no.  And I’m tired of repeating myself. The answer is the same today as it was yesterday and last week and last month. Before you ask, I want to blurt out

In Observation of Joy – Solitude

Solitude

I am awake before my husband and son this morning.  Instead of rolling under the covers for a few more minutes of rest, I get out of bed, wrap a sweater around myself, slip on my