The Inheritance of Others: What Was Intended for Our Children

The minor inconvenience of covering one’s face is oppressive to those who are comfortable being oppressors. So is being reminded to follow commonly known requirements like leashing one’s dog at a public park.… Read More The Inheritance of Others: What Was Intended for Our Children

Isolation Behavior: Simple Changes During the Pandemic

The inability to go about many of life’s normal tasks has given me an opportunity to rest. I’m not driving kids all over the place. I have few social obligations and none of them require me to get dressed, go out, or spend money. I’m free to read, rest, pray, think, and just be.… Read More Isolation Behavior: Simple Changes During the Pandemic

My Own Pace On My Own Path

Most days I felt as though I was swimming through mud, struggling for every inch forward, barely catching my breath. Blogging became a chore, not a solution. Everything made me tired. In near desperation, I continued looking for jobs with a resigned willingness to accept almost anything, much the way I imagine a lonely person looks at dating sites. On the second or third day of the year, I quit.… Read More My Own Pace On My Own Path

Power Mom: Naomi Prosper

Mama has built a legacy of faith, endurance, and love. A mother of six and mother-figure to many more, she raised her children while helping other children in need. When one of her four daughters had friends who needed guidance, a meal, or a place to stay, mama made took care of them. Her two sons, affectionately called the engine and the caboose because they’re her oldest and youngest children, could also depend on her to help their friends when needed. She diligently participated in church ministries, helped raise grandchildren, worked full time, and raised her six children and a other people’s children.… Read More Power Mom: Naomi Prosper

Power Mom: Polly Gaskins

My mom has been an excellent mother to me and a fantastic “Gee-gee” to my children. On top of that, her superpower is connecting people. She remembers birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. She know who is related to who, and how. She recognizes classmates, church members, neighbors, coworkers, and nearly everyone she meets. With that, she connects, introduces, visits, sends cards, and makes phone calls. She knows me and you, your mama and your cousin too.
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Five Things To Do When You’re Not Sure What To Do Next

When I lost my job and couldn’t immediately find a new one, disappointment became my daily companion. As weeks, then months passed, my search for employment still fruitless, I felt myself sinking into a dark place. I constantly wondered what was wrong with me. I felt like I once felt in high school when most… Read More Five Things To Do When You’re Not Sure What To Do Next