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It’s Time to Be Better


I can’t begin to count how many times it’s been that I’ve written the words, “It’s been such a long time.” Once again, here I am saying the same words. However, unlike the past, I don’t feel shamed by them. I haven’t blogged like the beast I used to when I first started this writing journey back in late 2010.…

Triggers Don’t Equal Toxicity


It’s been difficult to scribe much of anything outside my journal or on my social media outlets – through some private groups I’ve been a part of recently for bible studies. I’ve had the words, but the emotions behind them have been challenging for me to bring forth in a published post. It all started when I started The Broken…

The Difference Between Solitude & Isolation


Alone. Solitude. These words have a resounding effect upon many who hear them. “Why is she such a recluse?” “Why doesn’t he like people?” “They’re such a hermit.” The grievous mistake many engage in questioning, and even mocking, other’s need to be alone at times is constant. These people assume that these people are intentionally drawing away from them and others because they have some, perhaps, disdain…

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Recovery of America


Politics. That’s the new word to examine everything by in our culture today. The more I read any media sources, the more I discover how much we’re all being lured into the same temptation to identify ourselves by our politics. Identifying ourselves with anything outside of God renders us continually empty. The word politics is a “science of government” and objectifies…

What is Recovery?


It’s been a struggle to re-engage in my writing over the last year. Once a habit is broken and has been replaced with other things, it’s difficult to get back to a place of re-engagement. However, like the pause my husband is taking right now from working on his master’s degree, I needed a pause from consistent published-focused writing. I needed…

Election Blackout


I posted this on my Facebook page in a Note. I am editing it some for content, as some things came to light today after attending church. ————       It comes down to this: this election season, sprinkled with all the issues our nation and world has endured this year that has had the media in a whirlwind…

Addiction is Not About a Failure of Worship


Upon reading the first line of this article, I found myself already ready to be highly critical:  “I find addiction, and the bondage of addiction, to be very difficult to understand.” I composed myself, and continued to read; however, the further I read, the more my initial concerns of it being a skewed perspective clothed in holy garb to be a…

9/11, Recovery and the National Anthem


Heads up: this is a long post Yesterday morning, just like everyone else in America, I awoke to the reality it was fifteen years since the occurrence of 9/11 when two planes plummeted into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in NYC. I remember that day vividly. In fact, it was the very day I was also fired…

An Open Letter to Ryan Lochte


Ryan, I write this open letter to you for one reason: so you know not everyone in this nation or world seeks to shame you but instead extend grace and forgiveness. I admit, Ryan, I felt discouraged to learn that you allowed yourself to become so intoxicated that your testimony of the events in Rio a week ago was embellished.…