When my sister and I were young, we fought all the time. Between groundings and spankings, nothing seemed to work. My mom decided that she would try a different method. She separated us and had us write nice things about one another. Apologizing has never been easy for me. I'm pretty prideful and carry a … Continue reading Saying Sorry
Recently, I was talking with a friend about old loves and moving on. It's interesting. I'm in a season where I'm getting renewed clarity about my life, primarily when it comes to men. It's like a vase that has broken and as I'm picking up the pieces of glass, I notice where the cuts are, … Continue reading Easy.
I don't know about you but from time to time, I get these moments where I captivated by the Holy Spirit over something that apparently needs to be addressed. It usually comes out of nowhere. I usually cry. I move on. I should backtrack. For eight years, I had massive feelings for a friend. About … Continue reading Dear John
I'm not very good at meeting people. I get tongue-tied and quiet. I've been wanting to meet more people, mainly because I'm trying to form meaningful relationships but I really connect more with people when we are doing something together. The first time I fell in love was with a guy who I connected with … Continue reading Growing up
I should preface this post by saying that lately, I have gotten into the habit of bottling myself up. I'm one of those people who tends to put up a front. I put my best foot forward, rarely discussing what I'm really going through or how I'm feeling. But I got convicted by that … Continue reading A Week of Stretching
I remember the Sunday before I moved here. I had just lost my job and my home and was moving forward into the unknown, this small ounce of faith I had left carrying my weakened state. For months, I had struggled financially. I had seen God provide in some big ways but overall, it had … Continue reading Remembering Emily
Today is my 13th birthday. Not in the traditional sense. I gave my life to Christ 13 years ago today. In past years, I would celebrate with a night out alone, a longer quiet time and some solid reflection over the last year. But this year is different. The celebration of this year has to … Continue reading What We Do with Privilege
This time a year ago, I was preparing to stay. I had every intent of staying in Tucson, finding a better job and getting myself out of the whale of a dilemma I had gotten myself into. The air itself seemed like spring, although it was deadly hot. I sat across from a woman who … Continue reading Go.