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No room for failure

Each morning, I spend time reading, praying, and meditating. This morning I started reading the book of Joshua in the Bible. I came across a line in verse five that resonated with me. "I will not fail you or forsake you." I underlined that portion of the verse and meditated on it briefly before gathering… Continue reading No room for failure

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Say yes

I found myself whispering, too, even though I wasn’t the one hiding in a closet while a drunken man beat on the door. “Bridgett, it’s okay. You’ll be okay. You do not have to answer that door. DO NOT answer the door, okay?” Bridgett cried snotty tears on the other end of the phone. “But… Continue reading Say yes

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The golden ticket essay

*One of my students, Jared Tickner, in Comp II this semester gave me permission to share this essay with all of you. This is his first essay for the semester; I read it after reading a stack of other essays that were good essays but didn't quite measure up in one way or another. Some… Continue reading The golden ticket essay

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My leap of faith, part one

*Today's post is part one in a two-part series by my friend LaTresha Woodruff-Johnson. I'm thankful God places inspiring, compassionate women like her in my life. Stay tuned this week for part two.* I love the LORD; I am not afraid to say it.  In fact, I’ll take any opportunity to tell people that I… Continue reading My leap of faith, part one

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Perfectly enough

   *Thanks to my friend Marti for sharing her thoughts on Mother's Day this year!* This Mother's Day will be new for me; you see, my mother died in January of this year.  Last year for Mother's Day I planned a special day – something she really enjoyed. This is a product of the program… Continue reading Perfectly enough

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Sick and tired enough

There's a saying amongst my friends in recovery that has held true for me in many different situations: until I'm sick and tired enough of being sick and tired, I won't be ready to do things differently. In my life, this truth has proven itself in dating relationships and marriages, in matters of physical health… Continue reading Sick and tired enough

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Positive opposites

I catch myself worrying constantly. I know I'm not the only one. Last week, a friend of mine expressed the high level of anxiety she's been feeling and the thoughts that have been churning in her brain related to her daughter's situation at school. Another friend admitted that in preparation of her big move overseas,… Continue reading Positive opposites