A Mother’s Day Prayer for Moms

God,Thank you for our moms and today we pray for them.  We pray for young mom and the tired mom.For the mom who’s wondering if she’s doing it right And for the mom who suffers from depression. Encourage them. We pray for older moms Whose days of raising kids are passed, but whose children are never far fromContinue reading “A Mother’s Day Prayer for Moms”

Let’s Talk About That…Empathy

Rico Melendez Shares His Personal Journey from Indifferent to Empathy Rico’s is a voice I’ve come to appreciate. He has a passion for truth, justice, reconciliation & Jesus. I love the way he weaves them together for his online community. His empathy for people of color and the marginalized are just a couple reasons IContinue reading “Let’s Talk About That…Empathy”

Let’s Talk About That…

Welcome to Let’s Talk About That! The pieces in this series cover hard questions and topics. Some are educational. Others are personal experiences straight from the person who lived it. You will be challenged, moved and maybe even angered. One thing I ask, please read to the end. You might be tempted to skim orContinue reading “Let’s Talk About That…”

“I Just See You” – My Color-blind Experience

“I just see you.” For so long, this sentence brought a sigh of relief. When I heard it, I left safe. It was like a favorite blanket, a safe place to hide, a well-kept secret among friends. But recently, I’ve felt something different when I hear those words. What once brought a sense of security,Continue reading ““I Just See You” – My Color-blind Experience”

Am I Invisible? Longing to be seen in a filtered society.

Do you ever feel invisible? If we’re honest, probably each of us would admit to feeling invisible at some point in our lives. Maybe it was a parent who never took the time to get to know you.Maybe it was the significant other who said they loved you, but never had time for you.Maybe itContinue reading “Am I Invisible? Longing to be seen in a filtered society.”

My Mask ~ Embracing My Identity

Have you ever hidden the truth for so long you couldn’t tell where it ended and the lie began?  I did…for 30 years. For a long time, the mask was easy to maintain. I’d worn it so long it wasn’t a part OF me, it WAS me. It was how I saw myself & presentedContinue reading “My Mask ~ Embracing My Identity”

How to Embrace Failing Without Embracing Failure

Have you ever felt like a failure? You didn’t get the job.You didn’t pass the test.They chose the other person.They walked away anyway. Yeah, me too. As a recovering perfectionist, it’s easy to find myself trapped by the fear of failure. I’ve felt its sting & embarrassment and being the smarty pants I am, IContinue reading “How to Embrace Failing Without Embracing Failure”

Stuck on You

You’re so ___________. You’re such a ___________. Rarely does that sentence end well, does it? The blank holds so much weight. That single word shapes you, defines you, identifies you, labels you. And I bet if you’re honest with yourself, there’s a few on your list that need to be replaced. Maybe they’re words youContinue reading “Stuck on You”

How to Get Out of the Mud

Zoom calls. Distance learning. Social restrictions. Quarantine. Anxiety. Fear. Stress. Hopelessness. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year of pandemic uncertainty.  Remember at the beginning, neighbors waved from across the street on their walk. Families spent hours doing activities they never had time for before. Everyone was baking. I loved those cookie deliveries!Continue reading “How to Get Out of the Mud”