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In the Middle of Alcohol-Free (Day One)

Indecisive on what to post today, yet the pressure to do so is similar to a pressuring toddler in a grocery store persistent for candy, knowing if she persists, she will eventually win the battle. Okay, maybe not the best example. But, sitting here, meandering about a few ideas that reside inside my mind, I…

Never Settle

The vehicle in the parking lot is an answer to a pondering a few week’s ago, actually its license plate is, after wondering if it is okay to settle: NVRSETL Translated: NEVER SETTLE. … The word, “Settle” woke me up and stirred my insides. It was in the midst of my North Carolina adventure, sometime…

Waves

I remember with clarity, like when one experiences intense pain in labor, the moment when you feel you can’t get through another moment, but then as quickly you’re on other side, accompanied with a bundle of joy. Suddenly, and without fanfare, the prior moment is a memory that fades away in the backdrop.  In the…

Dream Giver

This feels choppy, and I’m not sure what details to include, or just let the moment speak for itself. So likely I will do a little of both. Just hang in there and hopefully you will be emotionally moved also. When I shared the other day on a moment God gave me of Bill, one…

When OMG is the Proper Response (Part 2 of 2)

Morning of May 10th, 2018: One year ago today, I began the journey at the kitchen table.  So desperate to breathe. So hurt I thought I couldn’t go on another moment, let alone a day, or a month, or a year.  I think of the rustling leaves I picked up at the lack of my…

When OMG is the Proper Response (Part 1 of 2)

I can’t say I planned on sharing the moment I’m about to share publicly, likely because in doing so I feared it would lose its wonder. And it will take two posts and not one, but I promise if you stay along, you too will be awed, and maybe even respond with an, “OMG!” But…

The Long and Windy Road of Knowing

A sixteen-hour long drive home was accompanied by a friend who flew into Nashville to ride the tail-end of the journey from North Carolina, specifically Charlotte–the journey in which I’d know when I arrived why I went there in the first place. That journey. I haven’t shared much of the trip as it is hard…

Here Today

I’m nearing the end of this adventure, sitting here in a hotel lobby. Nashville awaits as soon as my friend arrives. I realize that right where I am, right now, is where I want to be. So simple. The real voyage of discovery lies not in discovering new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.…

I’ll Know When I Get There

I’m sitting here on the bed in the hotel room, after a long day of driving. Another five hours in front of me today when I reach my first destination– a couple days with one of my closest friends. After that, I head East to North Carolina. Why? I am not sure. It began with…

Crossing Over

Standing on the side of the road, I see a group of deer attempt to cross the street to the other side. All make it, but one. I watch. She moves. Stops. Hesitates, as oncoming traffic halts her momentary courage. The road is clear. I will her on, “GO!” She waits. Another two-ton enemy approaches.…