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Moment of Truth Monday

Behind every win is some sort of loss. You may not see it in others, but it’s there. Sure, the trophy is shiny and catches the eye, but it’s a momentary euphoria. The win is often a summation of losses, heartaches, and victories. You have to push through opposition to get to opportunities. So often,…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Hope · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

There are hundreds of things I’d rather do than go to the grocery store. Visit the dentist and cleaning bathrooms are on that long list, and you can be sure I don’t enjoy either of those tasks. If it weren’t such a necessary thing, I’d probably find a way to limit my trips to once…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Hope · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

Scars get a bum rap in our beauty obsessed culture. Countless remedies exist to reduce the visibility of scars-which underscores how we really feel about them. Here’s the thing, scars are not ugly. Scars are storylines. They imply past wounding and serve as evidence of healing. I have the tiniest scar on one of my…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Hope · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

I’m not a terribly nostalgic person. I appreciate memories of past events, places, and experiences, but I don’t typically yearn for the former. There’s a distinct difference between looking back, and longing to go back. Rarely do I long to go back. We had snow in South Texas in twenty seventeen. Real snow is a…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Despite difficult relationships, circumstances, and emotions, the season offers a renewed sense of hope and wonder. There is a mix of mystery and whimsy that begins budding and stirs memories as soon as the Thanksgiving meal ends. I delight in remembering the time at my grandparent’s house…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Hope

Moment of Truth Monday

Words are my jam. Lyrics, novels, hand-written letters, journaling, and analogies are among my favorites. The ones kindly spoken and those that inspire healing, their power leaves me awed. Words are carriers of healing and conduits of hurt. We have the ability, with very little effort, to build up or destroy. What a responsibility we…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Healing · Hope

Moment of Truth Monday

Several years ago, we were evacuated from our home. In the thick of a significant drought, with grass resembling hay and crunching under foot like a fall leaf, our area was desperate for rain. Many grass fires had already been extinguished, so when I saw the smoke rising I immediately knew. It started with just…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday