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I’m Not Brave. I’m Angry. You Should Be Too.

Just in case you’re wondering? I’m not all that brave. Seriously, being naked in public is not my favorite either.   Writing about abuse, about those who have taken position and authority, opportunity and manipulation as an opportunity to control others for their own personal satisfaction is a job long overdue.   Exposing this insidious […]

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It’s Time To Say No

This is my no. You don’t have to like it.  You might not be used to it.  I’m not very good at it. But it’s way past time.  This is the “No” I wish I would have been strong enough to say when I was 3, 5, 12, 16, 24, 32… I’m ok that this […]

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Faith & Encouragement | Finding Peace | Social Issues | Thoughts

5 Steps Toward Real Friendships

Alternatively titled:  What to do when you just don’t LIKE someone and you want to get on with your life. Oh!? That’s never happened to you? You’ve always been a great, big, brilliant ball of sweetness and sunshine, adoring everyone? Good for you, Pinocchio… For the rest of us, this happens sometimes and, despite some […]

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Changing The Conversation

I will never be like… Them. Her. Him. Those words have echoed through time. Each generation insisting they will be the ones to rise above nurture and triumph over nature to accomplish the greatest things. Outpacing their elders and proving their worth, undeniably. Yet, in our passion to reject failures that cave in around us […]

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Mom Fails & Redemption – Coffee Grounds & Grace

It happened again today. That “feel good about parenting” meme popped up on Facebook and told me a list of so many things to do that will somehow magically insure that my sons grow up wise and loved, nurtured and adored. Because this is what love looks like. This is what mothering looks like, idiot. […]

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