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Dear Churches, Please Do Not Acknowledge Mother’s Day

After I came back from Richmond deflated from my only Christmas “celebration”, I volunteered to work Mother’s Day weekend. I likely would have worked anyway because I don’t like to go to church on that day. To explain, I have written … Continue reading

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I’m Not Gay, But That Shouldn’t Matter

I am coming out as not gay.  That’s right. I am not gay. Sounds strange to tell you that and yet, I felt I had to.  The need comes from the fact that due to how I look, how I … Continue reading

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Tenth Day of Christmastide, Investing in Me and Brene Brown

Around a year ago, my good friend Jenny Call introduced me to Brene Brown.  If you don’t know who she is, you haven’t been introduced to TED Talks, Oprah Winfrey or the tops selling books.  Jenny and I read the … Continue reading

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Dear Churches, Please Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day

Dear Churches, Please don’t acknowledge Mother’s Day. By all means, let’s celebrate Mother’s Day in the secular world and lift up mothers in all their glory, as they should be.  My siblings and I are taking our mother out Sunday … Continue reading

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Nobody Else But My Lord God

From Me, Below are two prayers that I say/read/write when the emotions are running a little rampant.  I say these prayers through the anger, disappointment, laughter and tears.  I am angry and confused.  I am full of tears and joy.  I … Continue reading

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Broken Promises Hurt

“Don’t make a promise you can’t keep.” I’ve learned through this wilderness journey there is only One person who we can trust with the promise and covenant that we, well, at least I, do not deserve, yet it’s still given. … Continue reading

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The Human Side of Jelly Bean

A lot has happened since we spoke last.  A week ago, I began my trek down south and have landed back in Virginia a week ago Sunday.  It was a good trip. We made it in 10 hours, including the … Continue reading

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