Tag: Valentine’s Day

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,… Continue Reading “Any other way”

Love…

Today’s post is by my friend and regular contributor Debra Dickey.  Love.   An oddly challenging concept for me to write about — definitions and dimensions; cursive and variegated; richly prismatic, yet often elusive.  I understand love, I know what love is all about, and… Continue Reading “Love…”

Liz, Mom, and the Witch

Today’s post is written by Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, one of my writing mentors and former professors. Every time Dr. Murphy contributes to this blog and sends me a post, I cannot wait to read it. I know I’ll enjoy the story–and I know… Continue Reading “Liz, Mom, and the Witch”

The greatest love

Today’s post is written by my friend Betty Gail Jones. Thank you, Betty Gail, for the beautiful reminder of the greatest love of all. There once was a man who lived in perfect paradise where he was surrounded by riches and beauty.  Every hour… Continue Reading “The greatest love”

Lost but not forgotten

Big thanks to one of my students, who is a vivacious and wonderful person, Jessica Nicol, for sharing her story in today’s post. You know the point in your life where you just don’t feel like being angry anymore? I’m there. I’ve found that… Continue Reading “Lost but not forgotten”

Thankful for everyday love

Today’s guest contributor is my childhood friend, Leslie Ferguson Thomas, who is on a fearless journey to become who she wants to be. Be sure to check out Leslie’s blog! My husband always refers to us as two puzzle pieces, and when we met,… Continue Reading “Thankful for everyday love”

Second chance love

Special thanks to my former professor and friend, Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, for sharing this beautiful piece on gratitude, friendship, and love with us today. At the beginning of 2014, Bethany wrote a beautiful essay identifying still as her word for the new year.… Continue Reading “Second chance love”

Day 16: Dear Mom

*Thanks to my friend Latresha Woodruff for serving as the guest writer for Day 16 of the Dear Gratitude project. This is a  letter Latresha wrote to her mom on Valentine’s Day.* Mom, I thought this Valentine’s Day I wouldn’t use a card to… Continue Reading “Day 16: Dear Mom”

The bunny

*Big thanks to Henry Petty for serving as today’s guest writer!* One of my earliest memories as a child is of eating a big meal and looking outside the single-pane windows in wonderment, wondering if the Easter Bunny had hopped his way into our back… Continue Reading “The bunny”

Day 24–Platitudes

*Special thanks to my friend Emily Baker for writing today’s post and also for writing inspiring music.* I write songs sometimes.  Usually they take a long time to germinate, but this one came quickly over the course of a low-lit afternoon in my old,… Continue Reading “Day 24–Platitudes”

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