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For the Mother Who…

This is for the mother who: Looks at her empty arms and wonders if they will ever experience the joy of holding her own Lays her hand on the empty womb asking if she is being punished for her sins or the sins of her foremothers Looks to the future to right the wrongs of… Continue reading For the Mother Who…

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Woman is…

Woman is... Life giving and capable of life-changing gifts She is both poetry and song - calling out in wisdom what others cannot love She is strength wrapped up in vulnerability.  Authentic and yet capable of true collaboration Woman… She's learned to dance alone, even when she screams for partnership She is light in dark… Continue reading Woman is…

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Chasing Meaning

This post may seem more like a journal entry than previous posts, so reader be warned! I am a 58-year old underemployed black woman.  I have three degrees and over 30 years of professional work experiences.  I have held a “side gig” for close to fifteen years that has never turned in to anything other… Continue reading Chasing Meaning

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What She Said

I think it’s safe to say that most people believe me when I tell them something.  This is certainly true when there has been an ongoing relationship.  Once we’ve spent time observing someone, checking that their behaviors and words match up, we tend to assign some value to their character.  Admit it, you're always sizing… Continue reading What She Said

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Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say

Depending on your source, it has been said that the average adult speaks anywhere from 10,000 – 30,000 words each day.  This reminds me of a movie that came out years ago about a man who only had 1000 words left before he died.  This movie, starring Eddie Murphy, got me to thinking about what… Continue reading Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say

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Being His Poetry; His Masterpiece

There we were, over 150 women divided in to small groups designed for conversation and connection.  We came to be heard, to listen, to share, and celebrate each other.  The night’s topic, based on Ephesians 2:10, was about being God’s Masterpiece. After looking at different biblical translations and the trusty Thesaurus; we learned that we… Continue reading Being His Poetry; His Masterpiece

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Bloom Where You are Planted

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that… Continue reading Bloom Where You are Planted