Freedom from Shame- Freedom Series part 2

I looked in the mirror and I felt it. The shame my body told me to believe. I looked at this girl and saw her. Not the body at first, but her. Then I let my gaze move from head to toe and I  whispered, "Hang on body; I"m coming for you too, Sis." See, … Continue reading Freedom from Shame- Freedom Series part 2

Go Gently …

She was audacious and impulsive. Not the reckless kind of wild you might imagine, but more the kind of just passionately seeking to live to her fullest and embrace every opportunity. She saw margin as something that needed to be pushed, gently but insistently, as if life itself depended upon it. She was determined and … Continue reading Go Gently …

FREEDOM

I woke up to my alarm early Saturday morning and immediately thought... "WHAT have I done?" I needed to get up and get going fast! I had an hour drive to my third 5K of my life. "Oh man.. seriously. What have I done?" My mind started to contend against the excuses: I'm in no … Continue reading FREEDOM

The Ministry of Presence

I have two very vivid “feeling” memories from childhood. Feeling memories are things tied sooo closely to what your heart needs to hear; They are not a memory of an event or an instance or even a thing. They are a memory of a feeling, and I have two that conflicted and battled for a place … Continue reading The Ministry of Presence

A Street Named Straight

Oh, man. I can look back now and smile; but then? Then I was sweating. It was cool within the air conditioned room, but I was sweating. I was shaky and unsure and scared and yep… all the thannngs. I couldn't breath. The air was sucked from me. In fact… I felt like throwing up. … Continue reading A Street Named Straight

The Mask of “Fine”

Hey #sisterfriends. I'm talkin to you today. Specifically, You. The one who's "fine." “I’m so glad we can be “fine” together. And by “fine”... I mean “un-fine”. It's what our hearts need to hear, I think. It’s a thing, you know... this being un-fine. It's is a courageous deep breathe to continue on, among the … Continue reading The Mask of “Fine”

Okra

My heart was hurting It was plainly obvious she didn’t like me. Worse... She couldn’t stand to be around me. Geesh. All the rush of all my childhood insignificance, unimportance and unwanted ”nesssss”… flooded my soul again. And man, for the love of all things yummy (because that’s a big biggg category in my life) … Continue reading Okra

Shame OFF ME!

If there is one thing we all need to learn how to do more - it’s let go of Shame. ********************* I don’t like to talk about “it”.  You know; You have one too... an “It”. IT is that one thing that Shame tries to tell me I’ll never get to re do,and therefore, there’s … Continue reading Shame OFF ME!

New Year; Letting go of Fear

Don't you dare say you can't do hard things. #notetoself. That's totally me, talking to myself. Totally. I stood in Chicago, in October, at the Marathon my daughter was running and as I waited to catch a glimpse and cheer for her,  I  watched every size, every shape, condition, age, disease, "excuse" and "fear", run … Continue reading New Year; Letting go of Fear

Marathons

I gotta start somewhere. I’m sitting here just looking at a blank screen and promising myself I’m going to type something. … … … It’s ridiculous how my brain works when I’m just going throughout my day and thoughts pop in my head left and right and I “imaginary write” this epic response, awesome blog, … Continue reading Marathons