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I’d rather be wrong

Recently, one of my friends reached out to me to inform me that she'd been viciously attacked by her boyfriend (now ex). She described the bruises, and she admitted she felt scared for her life. "You were right about him." In the pit of my gut, I winced. There was a time when I reveled in… Continue reading I’d rather be wrong

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Sweet 16

Happy anniversary to my best friend, MeLissa Horseman, and the love of her life, Shawn. I'm grateful I was able to be there with them 16 years ago to celebrate their wedding.  My husband and I celebrate our Sweet 16 this July.  Marriage is probably the hardest thing I have ever done, aside from public… Continue reading Sweet 16

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The gratitude word

*Today's blog post is a guest post written by my lifelong friend and former neighbor Leslie Ferguson Thomas. I'm always thankful for Leslie's contributions to my blog, but I'm more thankful for her ongoing friendship, her perspective on life, and her willingness to share it. Leslie's husband is currently battling cancer; please keep them in… Continue reading The gratitude word

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Counterweight

I pulled into the driveway of my close friend’s small brick house one autumn afternoon, the air thick and humid, stuck in transition from summer heat. She wasn’t home, but her neighbors’ kids ran and yelled at one another in the front yard next door, enjoying their first few moments of freedom after school. I jiggled… Continue reading Counterweight

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Being a mom: it’s hard, y’all

Today's post is the first in what I hope to be a series of post by friends and guest contibutors on the topic of Mother's Day and all things related. Big thanks to my guest writer today, blogger and former Arkansan Kambri Davidson, who now lives a more glamorous life with her husband Drew in… Continue reading Being a mom: it’s hard, y’all

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Any other way

Today's post is written by Jessica Nicol, a former student of mine, who has truly had her fair share of traumatic experiences this semester. In the midst of them, she has managed to maintain her composure and serenity to the best of her ability, and I think she's become a stronger person as a result.… Continue reading Any other way

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Illumination

*Today's beautiful post is written by my friend and frequent contributor Debra Dickey. I'm so thankful for Debra's insights and for her willingness to share them.* Illumination For light to flood the darkness; The hidden to be revealed; The honorable to prevail, Luminescence to fill minds and spirits. For moonbeams and sunlight to be precursors… Continue reading Illumination