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The Beauty of Death

  Not all death is beautiful.   But it could be. Well, maybe not at first. Because some of it is caused by senseless violence or systems of injustice. At times, it takes the innocent […]

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A Testimony in 3 Parts: Part 2

Part 2: Grace Period   I’m a project-oriented type of person. I appreciate definitive starts and stops. Marking the end of something is really important for me. Mainly because if I don’t, I have the […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Nancy lied! (Nancy is my mother by the way.) Okay maybe not “lied”. I think she willingly misled me as a kid, though. I remember countless Christmases when she would pull out the recipes only […]

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A Testimony in 3 Parts: Part 1

Part 1: When All You’ve Got Is His Word How do you go back to life as usual after receiving a rhema word straight from God to you? What are you to do with a […]

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4 Painless Steps to Prove You Are Goal-Crushing 2018

A Guide to Completing A Mid-Year Review of Your 2018 Goals   When it comes to planning, I admit that I may be just a tad bit intense. Hey! I can’t help it. It kinda […]

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Birthday Musings: Loving Life at Every Age

Me: My birthday is next week. 4 Year Old: How old will you be? Me: How old do you think I’m going to be? 4 Year Old: 17! Me: *confused, a hint of a giggle* […]

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To Alexandria, With Love: Live Local

I did it!  The first item to be checked off as COMPLETE on my 2018 vision board is “move to Alexandria”.  As of last Wednesday I am officially settled in my new home in Alexandria, VA.   […]

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Our Response to the Greatest Love There Is

  Yes, this is the season of love!  And in celebration of that, you will likely give or receive a gift or card that expresses love.  Whether it is flowers, chocolates, a hug or a […]

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Girl, Get Out that House!

Turn off the Netflix.  Give those warm and comfy sweats a rest.  Let’s go out! Whether single, dating or married many of us need a swift kick in the butt sometimes to get off the […]

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“EnVisioning” – A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Your Vision Board

When was the last time you allowed yourself to dream? Dream about what could be? Should be? Will be? Whether it’s only been a few hours since your last daydream or it has been too […]

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Our Stories, Our Healing

Grief and Loss The loss of a loved one is never easy.  The journey from grief to healing can encompass a range of emotions, conflicting at times, triggered by seemingly random occurrences and unavoidable no […]

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The Invitation of “His Yoke”

28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work […]

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Untitled Chapter

Embrace uncertainty.   Some of the most beautiful chapters  in our lives won’t have a title until much later. -Bob Goff As a 23-year old, fresh out of grad school, I was certain of one thing.  […]

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Tonight I wrote a poem. Yes.  It was a love poem. Those are always the best kind. But not gushy and sweet, like the ones I write when he gives me butterflies  with just one […]

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My Greatest Fear As A Single Woman

  It is tiring always being “ON”.  It would be nice, even if only every once in a while, to be able to not have to be responsible for every single aspect of my life.  […]

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SCSU Alumni- Reputation and Responsibility

Life today has a certain level of comfort associated with it.  Instant gratification, inflated perceptions of self-importance and a lifestyle of ease can lead to complacency.  Today I received a jolt of reality and was […]

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Learning How to Multiply

My memory isn’t that great. I’d like to say that’s a function of the aging process but truth is, I’ve never had a good memory. That’s why I try to write everything down- for future […]

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“On Time” Principle

About a month ago I was preparing to attend a painting event in Crystal City where you create your own painting.  After much consideration, I decided that the work of art I was going to create […]

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A Faith That’s Meant to Be Shared

I walked into a wonderful conversation the other day.  I, and other members of the church I now work at as the Interim Children’s Director, were hosting the Kids Zone at the George Washington Parkway […]

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Submission – Getting to the Root of the Issue

This is part II of a reflection on Submission.  Check out the first part, S*bm!ss!@n. As you know, I am exploring the practice of submission in an attempt to grow in this area.  Therefore, I’ve […]

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