How To Live Out Your Dreams Without Boundaries (New Post at The Glorious Table)

How To Live Out Your Dreams Without Boundaries (New Post at The Glorious Table)

How To Live Out Your Dreams Without Boundaries (New Post at The Glorious Table)

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

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Finding Beauty in the Being (New Post at The Glorious Table)

Finding Beauty in the Being (New Post at The Glorious Table)

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.

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Everything Has a Season

Everything Has a Season

The last leaves are still holding on for dear life. They refuse to see the change of the seasons for what it is. Their refusal to let go does not stop fall or the biting cold air from coming. It still comes. The frost will still lay down in the sheets of white to mimic what is to come. The leaf still clings to the dormant tree though no life is flowing through its branches. Food can’t flow to the veins so to sustain life. Still, it holds on. How often do we allow ourselves to remain attached to a seemingly dead tree,

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In the Midst of the Storm

In the Midst of the Storm

A rainbow followed me this morning. There wasn’t even a hint of rain in my path as my glance fell across the mountains. I took in the promise painted with gentle strokes across the cloud spattered sky. It was a quiet proclamation. I AM here in the questions. I AM here in the midst of your pain. I AM here amidst the chaos. I AM in the redemption of these very dark days. I AM keeping you from being destroyed. There is no explanation for the peace I’m walking in on this day. Maybe that’s the beauty of peace, it

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Finding Strength to Heal a Broken Community

Finding Strength to Heal a Broken Community

A year ago, on this very morning, my husband Russ and us I held each other as the sun came up over the surrounding hills. Our serene valley turned beautiful shades of orange as the light hit the autumn trees. We were basking in the glow of the night before. We had renewed our vows in front of family and friends, promising to love each other well. This morning, we held each other again. As the sun began to show it’s light we prayed for strength to find hope. We vowed to love our community well. Both mornings we were

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