One, for All

One, for All

“You need to use your platform. To say something about all that’s going on right now.” Standing there in my mama’s kitchen, Songbird’s voice shook with emotion, perhaps because we’d done nothing but talk about all that. But I don’t have a platform, I thought, my heart...
Spotting God

Spotting God

Maven’s gymnastics coach taught her about the power of spotting. By training her eyes on a specific point as she rotated, she’d maintain her balance. Great advice. Lately, I’ve been taking my eyes off my focal point. When I see all these messages and images about A...
Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

I’ve had some friends call me out recently. “You change the subject when you don’t want to answer a question.” “You withdraw when you’re struggling.” And here I thought I was being smooth. Not so. There was a part of me that figured they couldn’t be bothered with all...
Blessed and Highly Favored

Blessed and Highly Favored

When it comes to TD, the little people act as my sword and shield, jumping in to deflect every request, complaint, and need. Notice I say “deflect,” not fulfill, address, or meet. “May I have some water?” No, you already had some and it’s almost 9. “Could you read to...
Getting the Proper Perspective

Getting the Proper Perspective

I have worked on the perfect post to capture my topsy-turvy, upside-down life. It covered our move, the start of school, the redesign of my web site, and the hurricane. It’s a thrill-a-minute ride—both my post and my life—like trying to sleep on a bucking bronco. I...
Less Is More

Less Is More

We have less money than we used to. Some days, I’m just glad to flip the switch and get a rewarding burst of light. Sorry, Oprah, I know you said everybody should visit New Zealand in her lifetime, but seeing the kiwi bird will have to wait. Not only that, we have...

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