How To Live Out Your Dreams Without Boundaries By Jemelene Wilson Throughout childhood, my answer to, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” was always, “A cheerleader.” Long before the Dallas Cowboys hired cheerleaders, that was all I ever wanted to be. I was convinced no one wanted to be a cheerleader more than I did. In my sophomore year of high school I was the mascot; in my junior year I was pep Commissioner, and in my senior year it was explained to me that I was too large to be on the squad. I felt
Christmas. Just the word evokes images of experiences, both unique to our hearts and common to those around us. Trimming trees, baking, shopping, and decorating fill the lists of activities we engage in to make Christmas “feel like Christmas.” The phrase “It just isn’t Christmas without __________ (fill in the blank)” sets us all up for disappointment on those days when real life finds its way into our celebrations. Read the rest here at The Glorious Table.
Dear World, Before yesterday most of you had never heard of the City of Roseburg. Now when you hear that name you will link us to the tragedy that happened on our small community college campus yesterday. That is not who we are. We are a logging community tucked into a beautiful valley with some of the most beautiful tree covered hills you’ve ever seen. The waters of the Umpqua river flow through our town and Umpqua Community College sits above its banks. The same interstate that brought reporters and government officials is the same road that’s welcomed back our
Oh how I love the simplicity of summer. The long days, lazier mornings and easy meals lace together into memories we carry into the colder, barren days of the year. Last year I bought my husband a nice grill for his birthday. It might be akin to him buying me a classic car but you can’t deny the importance of good equipment, right? Although he does a good amount of the grilling I’ve been glad to have a place to cook outside on the scorcher days we’ve had lately. It’s also been fun adding new recipes to my arsenal because
NOTE: I wrote this piece for Douglas County Moms two and a half years ago. I didn’t plan to be this raw but I poured out myself and survived. If it helps one other person survive I have done what I needed to do. This is my #MeToo Andy Warhol is credited with the quote, “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” I wonder if being infamous adds to one’s allotted time. Jim Bob and Michelle passed their 15-minutes years ago but they crossed over from fame to infamy yesterday. When the news hit that their oldest