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School Goals

I am the little girl climbing the pole. I was in kindergarten. I remember that pole being a whole lot taller. Also, this was the peak of my athletic career. Who knew I would bloom athletically so early? I look at that little girl and see her face filled with fear, pride and determination all… Continue reading School Goals

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A Voice, Crying Out

People ask me sometimes how I write. Where do your ideas come from? Is it hard? Does it take a long time? Every day, when I journal, read scripture and devotional materials, ideas usually flow freely. I jot in the back of my journal different blog ideas. Ideas also come to me when I walk… Continue reading A Voice, Crying Out

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Whispers

I never knew why older people cried at weddings. It seemed obvious to me that it was  a happy time. I didn't get it. I met Julie when I was an 18-year-old freshman at Texas A&M. We decided to be roommates the next year and have been close friends since then. I'll never forget the… Continue reading Whispers

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When I Was A Child Living in Poverty

It was a Poverty Simulation our school district hosted. It was only for a morning. I was invited to attend as a community member along with school counselors and personnel from the district and some parents. I knew at the outset it would be stressful and that I would leave with an awareness I already had, that… Continue reading When I Was A Child Living in Poverty

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The Under Toad

I'm finding comfort in reading John Irving novels. Currently, I'm reading The World According to Garp. I like Irving's writing even though I'm sure I don't understand parts of it. His work always intrigues and challenges me. In this novel, the Garp family talks to their young sons at the beach every year about the under tow. They describe what… Continue reading The Under Toad

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Leaning

When I was a little girl the church we attended had a children's church. It was not at all like children's ministry today with colorful murals, indoor playgrounds, kid-friendly music and cool video based Bible lessons. It was called "Little Church" and it was literally a tiny child-sized sanctuary with little pews, a little pulpit and little… Continue reading Leaning