Miles 16 & 17

Miles 16 & 17

I had just finished one of my best half-marathon times. I was feeling good and thankful that I had hit the halfway mark. As I continued, I picked up my pace a bit. Mile 14 — Feeling good Mile 15 — Starting to feel pain As I continued to run, my hip really began to...

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Problem-Solving Life One Step at a Time

Problem-Solving Life One Step at a Time

I listened to a talk by a respected man in the marketing industry who said at the turn of the 19th century, they structured schools to teach kids to follow directions because eventually, kids would be factory workers who need to follow directions. While thinking on...

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Notes in a Jar

Notes in a Jar

As much as we say it's not, life is made up of the little things. Several years back, my sister caught wind that New Year's Eve was difficult for me. Maybe I wrote a blog about it, or I told her directly — I can’t remember. However, what I do remember is that she...

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A Father Who Holds Me

The thunder roared outside and frightened my little frame. I looked up to read my dad's expression. I think he was enjoying the lightning show that God was putting on display. I leaned back into him, comforted by his encompassing and compassionate hold on me, and...

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But Do You Trust Me?

But Do You Trust Me?

Life can be scary — there’s no doubting that. How do we handle things that frighten us? Do we actually trust God? In the last six months, I feel like the Lord has placed me in circumstances that have nudged me to embrace uncomfortable situations. My initial reaction...

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How Could I Forget You?

I wrote this poem because I needed to remind myself of who God is and what my purpose is today, this week and the for rest of my life. I feel like I’ve been in an extended waiting period. I’ve done all that I know to do and now I need to wait. It’s tempting to try and...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021

I was looking around my room for my journal so I could head out the door for church. I picked up a journal I hadn’t used in a while and thought, “I should give this away if there are enough blank pages.” So I skimmed through it and found a journal entry I wrote on...

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What Are We Preparing For?

A few weeks ago, I was struggling with where I am as far as my career goes. I should have had two books out by now, but things have not gone as planned due to changes in one publishing house, and Covid delays in the other. My freelance writing also slowed down a bit....

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Featured Author

A huge thank you to Kristen Hogrefe Parnell for featuring me as one of her featured authors. Also, if you have not noticed, I have a new tab on my website! You can now pre-order my book! The release date is August 12th! I can hardly believe it! Thank you all for...

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Morning Reminders

You don’t wait for any man to raise the sun. It rises it when you say. You don’t count on men to place the moon at night. It comes out when you say. You don’t need a man to oversee the oceans tides. They go out and in when you say. You don’t need men to dictate the...

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