Domestic Violence: It Goes Deeper Than You Think

Domestic Violence: It Goes Deeper Than You Think
In my last post, I Never Meant, I shared thoughts of a 13 year old witnessing her mother’s relationship as her own world begins to shift.  The little girl witnessing acts of domestic violence in that story was me.  I talked about my fears and my thoughts and judged someone very harshly from the perspective... Read more »

That Girl Was On Fire

That Girl Was On Fire
About 16 years ago, there was young lady that was on Fire! She was on Fire for God, on Fire for life, and on Fire for herself-mentally, spiritually and physically.  Flash forward a few years to this same young lady, still on fire, but now immersed in the responsibilities of life, career, and family. Her... Read more »

I Never Meant To Be A Rescue Hero

I Never Meant To Be A Rescue Hero
I can remember the day vividly. My sister and I were in our beds, but I heard noises unlike the bickering/fighting I’d become accustomed to now. My mother a widowed divorcee had a new love interest, one that was so “awesome” he’d rapidly taken over and abruptly moved into our world. This weird man was... Read more »
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Against Popular Demand, You Hear the Commander and Move, Too!

Against Popular Demand, You Hear the Commander and Move, Too!
Today I received a message via Facebook about the end of a blog that many have grown to love over the past years.  This powerful blogger had reached the highest of her goals and she has decided to pursue a different path.  This blogger began to recognize the power she had within her sphere of... Read more »

Dear Weak Hidden Racist: What Did You Accomplish?

Dear Weak Hidden Racist: What Did You Accomplish?
Dear “Brave” Racist Vandalizing Scoundrel-   I am writing to you because your recent act of vandalism on the Nouveau Tavern, located in River North area, was not cute, but it shows how weak hidden racists are.  It is very easy to paint hate filled words on a walk from the shadows, but a real... Read more »

Jackie Robinson West-There is Crying in Baseball, and It Is Okay

Jackie Robinson West-There is Crying in Baseball, and It Is Okay
Amid all of the horrible things that have occurred in the world, especially in our little corner of the world, today children were given hope!  As the Chicago area joined together to watch the the last baseball game in the US Little League World Series, either alone, or in large groups downtown, in bars, and... Read more »
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Do You Have A Leader Like Naomi In Your Life?

Do You Have A Leader Like Naomi In Your Life?
When looking for leadership examples in the bible, there are many! We are all aware of the leadership skills of Moses, Nehemiah, David, and most importantly Jesus, but as a young woman I desired more, particularly someone that I could relate to.  Thankfully, through prayer, I received another leader.  This woman of God was only... Read more »

Yesterday I Cried.

Yesterday I cried, not because I lost anything or anyone, but because I just felt an overwhelming sense of grief. No, this was not like the premenstrual barrage of emotions that women generally feel/express, but all of a sudden, I began to look at life and just cry. I realized that someone was shot during... Read more »

Alzheimer's Disease Stole My Grandmother

As the matriarch of our family, my grandmother guided (with a sweet forcefulness) the lives of my entire family (including mine) as far back as I can remember.  She would go to work, make dinner, plan reunions and still make scarves for us for the winter all in one day!  A FystyMama before I coined... Read more »
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God, Church and Rauner?

God, Church and Rauner?
I usually try to stay away from posts involving politics, as it often fuels the fire for a lot of “heated debates”, but to the victor comes the spoils, and I am willing to take the heat.  During a recent worship service at my small Roseland area church, we received a visitor that did not... Read more »