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April 17, 2017

To the Woman With Father Wounds

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I was wasting time on Facebook when my emotions made an unannounced visit.  Out of nowhere they instigated the worst ugly cry of 2017.  There I was, innocently scrolling through images when I stumbled across an article about Simone Biles and Sasha Farber’s waltz to You’re A Good Good Father on Dancing with the Stars.

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April 10, 2017

What To Do When God is Silent

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As much as I hate to admit it, I have trust issues.  Showing up at the most undesirable times, they’ve caused me to question my friends, my spouse, and even GPS.  Generally, I’m okay as long as there is some form of communication, but it’s in the silence when I start to lose it.

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March 31, 2017

What To Do When You’ve Been Betrayed

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At some point, it happens to everyone.   While minding our own business someone unsuspectingly betrays us. And just like that, we are left  breathless in a fog of disbelief.  

“Did this really happen?” we question, though we already know the answer. It did.  

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March 19, 2017

4 Ways to Discover Joy in the Midst of DRAMA

March 19, 2017 | By | 13 Comments

Last week I had an epiphany; I haven’t been completely honest with you.  You may be thinking, “Whaaaaaaat? Aren’t you the one who is always talking about vulnerability?” I am she, but somehow I unintentionally kept a big piece of me to myself.

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February 26, 2017

3 Ways Being Vulnerable Might Change Your Life

February 26, 2017 | By | 22 Comments

I’ve lived a lifetime trying to be perfect.

Perfect Appearance

Perfect Speech

Perfect Life

But adulthood has been the absolute antithesis of perfection.  In fact, I might venture to say, it has been characterized more by an unexpected slow death of my ideals and expectations.

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December 20, 2016

When Life Is Unresolved

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I just love closure. Don’t you?

The End of an Argument

A Paid Off Bill

A Happy Ending

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December 16, 2016

Following God When It Doesn’t Make Sense

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In this live stream hangout I discusses the difficult topic of “Following God When it Doesn’t Make Sense” with Maya Dawson.  Maya candidly shares her tug of war with God after loosing her mother and father in a two year period and then battling cancer. Read More

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July 27, 2016

Digging Deeper Episode 4: The Essence of Forgiveness

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Forgiveness is an act we will all need to be the recipient of at some point in our lives.  When we need to offer forgiveness to someone who has wronged us it can be very difficult.  Can you relate?  If so check out the next episode of Digging Deeper on The Essence of Forgiveness.

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Why I Forgave My Daddy

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July 11, 2016

5 Questions White & Black People Must Ask

July 11, 2016 | By | 6 Comments

Up until about 5 years ago everyone in my immediate circle was of the same race. I graduated from a historically black college, went to work in an all black elementary school, attended a predominantly black church, and had no white friends or associates.   My life was segregated, safe and familiar.

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July 7, 2016

Why We Don’t Have a Race Problem in America

July 7, 2016 | By | 34 Comments

No matter how you frame it, talking about race is uncomfortable.  I would much rather sit in a circle, hold hands and sing We Are the World, than write this post, but I deem it necessary.  The recent police shooting of Alton Sterling linked arms with a personal experience and I feel compelled to talk about what we are facing in America.

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