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For Jane Doe

I can't seem to get out of my head the fact that child prostitution goes on every day in our country. It's as normal as the grocery store lights turning on at 3 o'clock in the morning. It's as rhythmic as the garbage truck that comes to my street on Wednesdays at 7:30am. The every … Continue reading For Jane Doe

If We Could All Be Wonderful

I couldn't wait to hit the theaters this weekend. That is something I have not said in a long time. I would much rather watch Netflix & chill at home, not to mention save money and my disappointment, but I just had to see Wonder Woman opening weekend. I've been waiting for this particular superhero movie … Continue reading If We Could All Be Wonderful

Perspective is My Friend

We were walking around our neighborhood like we always do in the mornings. The sun was shining bright on the glistening leaves of the trees, and the streets were busy with car traffic and walkers starting out their commute to work. I feel rich that my heart gets to beat slow and breathe deep as I … Continue reading Perspective is My Friend

Grief within Solidarity

If you read through the book of Jeremiah, you'll find out quickly that this man is full of anguish and sorrow for the people of God. Verse by verse he paints the dark and torrid picture of the state of Israel. The people were so wise in doing what was wrong, they didn't even know how … Continue reading Grief within Solidarity

No Mother is an Island

When I think about celebrating Mother's Day this weekend, I cringe at thinking it'll be all about me. I know that I really couldn't survive as a mother without the village that has surrounded me, and the new people that are gently supporting me in a new environment. About 5 months ago, my husband, son, and … Continue reading No Mother is an Island

Desert Times

I have no idea what's next for us right now, but the waiting has been irksome at best. There are glimmers of hope day-to-day and those are my lifelines. Whether it's in human-form, like an uplifting conversation with a close friend or small talk in line next to stranger at the supermarket. Or in things. … Continue reading Desert Times

Facing Failure

I try to do my morning workouts before my brain catches up with my body and convinces it not to. As I'm slowly getting warmed up, following along with the instructor on the t.v., my stiff and relaxed muscles are starting to fill a little bit of fire and heat building. I love the workout … Continue reading Facing Failure