Do Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

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It’s natural to be want to be right. There is something about walking out life on a platform where  your word and thoughts are set out for the world to read. Ideas come from research or personal experience, either way, that’s what this writing thing is about. It’s about sharing ideas and expressing thoughts to…
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Somebody’s Child

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Screams stuck in my throat on a cold January afternoon, my body plastered to the pavement of a Tulsa parking lot. Willing my raspy voice to be heard, “Somebody help me! He’s got my baby!!!” became louder than it felt as a crowd assembled. My cousin’s body was still where the van had backed over…
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That One Time I Promised to Cut Loose

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My word this year is “release”. I didn’t want a word this year. After all, I have a whole phrase I’m living in. Who has time for a word and a phrase. Not this girl. Well, apparently I needed to make time because when you ask the Holy Spirit to impress something on your heart and He…
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He Thinks I’m Beautiful

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Friday night we had a date to our favorite little lounge restaurant in town. The weather has been perfect so I pulled out my little black dress, curled my hair, took time on my makeup and even remembered earrings. He got dressed up and we took Betty Lou – our 1958 Chevy Bel Air –…
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The Wonderfully Made Woman

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That’s me, highlighted in the center of the photo. My high school volleyball coach told me my thighs looked like “cottage cheese”. That was her way of encouraging me to go on a diet. It was’t about my playing ability or my health, she only addressed my looks. The fact that I ran around the…
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