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Mother’s Day Experiences

Mother’s Day evokes a wide spectrum of emotions–from deep satisfaction to inexplicable sorrow. For as many mothers there are in the world, there are that many varieties of experiences with a mother and as a mother. While I never imagined I would be a mother [for fear of not being a good one], I cannot…… Continue reading Mother’s Day Experiences

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BINGO: The #Sowkind Movement Turns Three

How the #Sowkind Movement Started Three years ago, I told the world what had been brewing in my heart for many years. I had quietly pondered all the little clues and soul downloads I had been receiving, and it was finally time to share them out loud. Show up. See others. Sowkind. While I had…… Continue reading BINGO: The #Sowkind Movement Turns Three

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The Value of Good Words

When someone has “gone off on you,” what is the residual effect? Maybe you fight back with words, internalize the hurt and become depressed, or intentionally avoid future interactions with the perpetrator. No matter how you respond, there is fallout that negatively impacts you. Broken relationships and compromised trust are not high on my this…… Continue reading The Value of Good Words

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Advent[ure] Awaits: Holiday Edition

If there is anything you should know about me, it is that I care deeply about showing up and seeing others. My story is full of times I felt unseen and unloved. With my dying breath, I hope to be encouraging those I love and those I have yet to know.  The #SowkindMovement was born…… Continue reading Advent[ure] Awaits: Holiday Edition

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Words that Help: Being Little without Feeling Little

Shame is heavy and suffocating with invisible chains that keep the prisoner from moving in to a place of peace. My former pastor defines shame memorably saying, “Guilt says you did something wrong. Shame says you ARE something wrong.” You are something wrong. Have you ever entertained that thought? Over the years, shame about choices…… Continue reading Words that Help: Being Little without Feeling Little

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Kindness: Offer What You Have

The heat was suffocating. Signs warned hikers to avoid the climb during midday. It was exactly that time when we started. With water in hand, we set off on the trail. Please note my face about hiking in the middle of the day [after we finished hiking IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY! Also note…… Continue reading Kindness: Offer What You Have

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Choose Words Wisely

Words can be weapons, but they can also dismantle misperceptions and falsehood. Words can eradicate hope, but they can also interrupt fear. Words can knock the wind out of you, but they can also breathe life and courage into dry bones. Choosing words wisely is the essence of good stewardship. When you do not feel…… Continue reading Choose Words Wisely

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#Sowkind in all Seasons

Reasons we unfriend and disengage… *She said too much. *He didn’t say enough. *She went off script and didn’t behave as expected. *He left your church or group. *She challenged your thinking. *He misquoted a reference. *She used a four letter word in a passionate post. *He doesn’t vote like you. *She is too emotional.…… Continue reading #Sowkind in all Seasons

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Kindness Guides and Good News

  Do you remember learning what kindness looked like by observing someone? Did you learn through experiencing the sacrifice of someone’s kindness? Did you learn as a result of longing for kindness but not living it? Who has been a kindness guide and instructor in your life?   √ Tell me about your learning experience.…… Continue reading Kindness Guides and Good News