Why I No Longer View Writing as Labor – for my daughters

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My heart couldn’t take neither labor. I could have lost them both – seventeen years ago and eight months ago. Darkness looks the same when your heart stops beating and when you lay curled on the floor wishing life to deal you just one day free of a mangled reality. We are not born of flesh and tissue when the evolution of spirit, kingdom, and breath spark a condition perfectly enough to make life inside of the belly of our soul.

When You Lose Hope Like a Fractured Jar Unable To Hold Water

Faith Grace Strength

I know what it’s like to feel like a fractured jar, water spilling out, unable to feel full. The positive life flows in and it drips right out leaving you feeling empty. I know what

Free Gratitude Journal from Cisneros Cafe

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Happy Thanks – Giving! This month, I’m happy to share with you a very special treat. I wrote and designed a gratitude journal for you to download and keep. The inspiration for this journal came

Getting Through Today – A Miracle

Faith Grace Solitude Strength

Good morning friends, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks sifting through notebook pages spilling over with words and highlighted sticky statements. I combed through my bible with what small amount of energy I can muster

Pray For Our Youth

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This post is an invitation to pray for our youth.  Mine and yours. The ones on the streets are ours too. The ones with addictions running deep are ours too. My daughter and I had

Article Shares: All About Words

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Today, I just want to share a few articles which have inspired me this month. Grab your latte, let’s chat. I’ve got sugar. Thanks to Christina Hubbard of Creative and Free for tweeting an article

Guest Post – Crystal Hall

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Welcome to Walk With Me Wednesday where we share together in the journey through writing.  This month I bring to you the theme of community.  I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to join

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

Open Mic Monday – Rest

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Welcome to Open Mic Monday for the soul at Cisneros Cafe.  This is our weekly linkup.  If you are not a blogger, I welcome your comments and responses here or on Facebook. Do you yearn

Walk With Me Wednesday – Life Pauses

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It’s Walk With Me Wednesday at Cisneros Cafe.  Each Wednesday we’ll embark on a journey through writing. Let’s take a stroll.   Do you feel like pausing to take a deep breath in the middle