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YESSS!

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So, in my last blog post, I mentioned that I put in my two weeks’ notice. I just wanted to share with y’all a few conversation starters that have occurred since then: “Heard you were leaving…” “So, what job are … Read More

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Obey.

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I just did the unthinkable. I gave my employer notice that I’ll be leaving in a couple of weeks, without any plan of another job. Welcome to my life. I am so glad you came. The truth is, I could … Read More

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Let’s Face It

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Today, I’m going to ask all of us to do something quite unordinary. Something that will require honesty. Conviction. Risk. Surrender. Sweet Friends, today, I am asking all of us to fiercely play back our past. To go back in … Read More

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Rock Bottom

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Strength is defined in weakness. Don’t believe me? I wonder how many of us have ever fought the most fiercest fight when circumstances were easy. The craziest thing about the human experience is that we often don’t realize how much … Read More

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We Are S.i.C.K.

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What is it? Oh my gosh, what IS it?!! Nearly four years ago, after leaving an abusive marriage, I realized early on that I was not alone. That the more I shared my story, the more other women felt comfortable … Read More

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A Lament.

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“…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5b, AKJV ~~~ On Saturday November 18, 2017, I quit my blog. Why? Because the day before, I wrote a post straight from my heart, and it … Read More

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Cry Hard.

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Remember when Jesus was dying on the cross for us and He screamed out, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me (Psalm 22, AKJV)?” Yeah, that’s the kind of week I’ve had. I mean seriously, anyone else ever … Read More

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Already There

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Last Friday, I had a really bad Friday. I knew it was comin’ and planned for it for at least two weeks. I felt really good about last Friday. Until, last Friday. While I am not at liberty to fully … Read More

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Up “stares”

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Yep, this is a staircase. In all seriousness, though, sometimes, when I’m standing on the basement floor and stare at the landing, I can literally see my life. Like, here comes another hurdle, another obstacle, another hard step. If it’s doubt, … Read More

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Tomorrow is My Today

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Tomorrow is a big day for me. Tomorrow I was dealt one final blow. Tomorrow was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Tomorrow. I escaped. Which is why I write today, having survived. Tomorrow. Is my Liberation Day. ~~~ … Read More

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Scary, not Scared

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“I’m scared.” This was the mantra in my house. My five-year-old was learning how to ride her bike. My son, who knows I lack patience for such advancements, gladly took it upon himself to help her. I watched my son grab the back … Read More

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Prizeless, For Now

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“Mom, I was doing the right thing and I didn’t even get a prize.” Hard lesson for an eight-year-old. Hard lesson for us. This happens a lot. We do for everyone else, make the right choices, help those in need, … Read More

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100 LIKES!!

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As you may have heard, on Saturday night, 100 Beautiful Yous “LIKED” my You Are On Time Facebook Page. That made my heart dance wildly. I launched the Page in April in the hopes of helping you make it through … Read More

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Unload the Dishwasher

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Finding meaning in the mundane…. One of my life’s GREATEST joys. Last night, while vacuuming the living room floor, I peeked into the kitchen and stared at a sight almost unrecognizable. My son and my daughter were working together unloading … Read More

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Thanksgiving Anyway

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I know it’s Thanksgiving, but today is tough. Sighs. While a lot of Americans are celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday with their families, I am missing mine. Divorce is hard. Every other year is hard. First every other year is hard. … Read More

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Beauty

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  Beauty emerges from within. Unbalanced and barely hanging on, she persistently pumps liquid from her abdomen into the veins of her weary wings. She has all that she needs. Her relentless effort causes her wings to strengthen and expand. … Read More

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A Closed Letter to Our Past

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Dear Past, We’ve been through a lot together. Haven’t we? We’ve visited places I wish didn’t exist, and we’ve seen valleys I wish weren’t created. We’ve experienced regret and shame and heartache, together. Together, we’ve cried and we’ve questioned and … Read More

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Root Canals & Jesus

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Who’s up for a root canal? Anyone? Maybe after today’s post, you’ll reconsider… Three months ago, I had a filling inside tooth #30 replaced. My dentist said that it was her last attempt to save this tooth because eventually I would … Read More

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We Are S.i.C.K.

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We Are S.i.C.K. (Sisters in Christ’s Kingdom) For the last 6-7 months, God has placed an idea in my heart to gather the broken and spend one hour sharing and listening to each other’s stories. I kept putting it off … Read More

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Swim.

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So last week, my kids had swimming lessons. My son’s favorite part was treading water. Lie. Who likes treading water? My daughter’s favorite part was jumping into the pool. Truth. Well, until Thursday. The instructor asked her to get out … Read More

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Keep On Steppin’

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It’s a fact. Summers, single-moms and blogging do not go well together. I am trying my best to keep posting every Friday, but somehow beaches, parks, whiney children, lessons, mini-road trips, breakfasts, lunches AND dinners keep interrupting me. So today, … Read More

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Donuts & Jesus

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Have you ever found yourself looking for Jesus in a donut shop? Twelve years ago, I went to a Small Business Association meeting for this exact reason. At that time, I was approaching college graduation with a degree in, “I … Read More

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Real Talk

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Y’all ever just need a moment with God. Like a REAL moment when you get angry and whiney? When your questions turn into accusations? The now whats take on a derogatory tone? When our kids look at us like we … Read More

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Forgiveness

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Welcome back! I just want to take a moment and express my gratitude for the overwhelming support you showed me after sharing, My Truth Was a Lie. It is always nail-biting when we make ourselves vulnerable in front of a … Read More

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All Stitched Up

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Day 1… Oh, bloody night. Last week, my four-year-old had a run-in with the playground equipment and lost. It’s amazing to me that in one lick near the eye, a child can look like a caged fighter. It’s also amazing … Read More

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Puzzles?

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I’m sitting here staring at this puzzle. Literally, just staring. At this: My nose is running. The clock is ticking. My mind is over analyzing. Is this all we are? A puzzle? Did I take too much Sudafed? Do you … Read More

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Hot Mess

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So Tuesday was a lovely day for me. For the first time in 33 years, I took my tense self to a salon for a massage. Truthfully, the only reason I went is because my best girl offered it to … Read More

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The Hem

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Last week, I suffered from a sinus infection. It started out as an “allergy cold,” which is only a precursor to the terribly painful plague that entered my face. Monday night into Tuesday should have been considered daylight because I … Read More

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Me

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I am divorced. Catchy huh? I’ll say it again. I. Am. Divorced. But guess what. I am not destroyed. I’m here, revealing the pages of my heart. I’m starting a new journey, trying to reach a hurting world. Being divorced … Read More

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Blue Walls

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Hi there! Before you even begin reading this post, I want you to believe these two things: You will survive. Because God already has a plan. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Soak in it, pass it along, say it again. You will … Read More

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SING.

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I was invited to a Bible study tonight by a dear friend. This is how it went down: Friend: Hey you wanna come to fellowship tomorrow night? It’s at a girl from churches house, real intimate. Bring the kids—there will … Read More

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To Be Continued…

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Sometimes when I sit down to write, the thoughts don’t come so easily because I have so much I want to say. It’s like a sandstorm of ideas swirling around in my mind. Each grain has its own purpose, but I have to decide which … Read More

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Jehovah-Jireh

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  Let me introduce you to our SNACK CLOSET. On this particular Saturday, I was running late for work. I had already started the car, but I couldn’t find my purse, the coffee was still brewing (in an actual coffee … Read More

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On Choices…

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There comes a point in our lives when we all must make a choice. Here are a few examples: transferring out-of-state for a job, committing to being a designated driver, putting the phone down, playing a board game with our … Read More

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So Glad You Came

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Starting a blog has been on my mind for four years now. Ever been there? Ever wanted to start something or go out and do something, but somehow timing gets in the way? Or maybe life gets in the way? Worse yet, … Read More

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