Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

(Image via OnceTwice) Written after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. I know my ancestors never were slaves, and I know nothing of hatred because of my race, but I do know what it’s like to be caught in a personal hell. Our ancestors were slaves.  They were captives and worked like animals.  They longed to be their own people, to have freedom from the evil hand that choked out their very life.  For years they seemed to be forgotten and destined to… Read more »

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Love yourself. Seems like everywhere you turn these days, it’s the same message.  Take care of yourself.  Love yourself. I love it.  It’s one of my purposes in writing my blog.  We must take care of ourselves.  Christians are now embracing the thought that loving yourself doesn’t mean that you’re full of pride or elevating yourself above God, but it’s actually a healthy practice.  We’re realizing that you cannot love others if you don’t first love yourself. The other night… Read more »

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Hello, all my Good Enough Moms!  It’s back-to-school time, and depending on what kind of mother you are, you’re either dancing or bawling.  Me?  I’m doing my best to keep it together. Well, we’re no longer a homeschool family.  We’ve sent our kids to public school, so this back-to-school took on a whole new meaning.  We spent a small fortune in school supplies.  (Can someone tell me why every kid needs 24 glue sticks?  Do they eat the stuff?)  We had… Read more »

Quiet Morning

One of my favorite things is my morning coffee.  I go to sleep thinking that in eight hours (or less), I’ll be sipping my hot brew, resting under the canopy of the morning breeze.  It’s during these morning devotions that my heart, mind, and body are renewed for the day ahead of me.  It’s become my secret power. I’ve grown so in love with this alone time that I protect it with great effort, but with young children, I also have to… Read more »

Why School

We’ve all been told American children are at the bottom of the world spectrum of education.  We know our children in the public schools suffer from ignorance, mediocracy, and failure.  We’ve all been sold on the bill of no child left behind, but our future generations are being left behind in this world at an exponential rate.     We no longer feel safe in the public education institutions.  The past few years the media has rang the horror of innocents being gunned… Read more »

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  This week I’m sharing my week in pictures.  I made sure to hand my phone over to someone else, and get in the shots, too.  There are so many times I’m the one behind the camera, and forget to jump in the shot, but this week I made sure to #embracethecamera. Did you know, I’ve heard people who lose a loved one miss the average moments the most.  They miss the way the person always had to drink their coffee… Read more »