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Is there evidence?

Is there evidence?

Dappled light highlights the shapes made by the peeling bark on the crepe myrtle trees. I go for a closer look. I am enamored  by the light,  by the tree. Its cracking,  its peeling. I’m in awe of  the metamorphosis  of such a large specimen. This is how it grows....

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as long as it takes

as long as it takes

can you feel it the air is heavy frustration is palpable words float in the air the song of justice will not be silenced pain seeps into lungs into breath into words injustice has legs and will march as long as it takes this righteous anger is not new chains still...

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Imperfect is real

Imperfect is real

Imperfect is real.  Perfection renders us  counterfeit, forces us  to conceal. Don’t give in  to the pressure that  the world serves up because  we need real more than we need  a show.  We need soft hearts in tune. We need bodies ready to work.  We need  open minds on...

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The best thing

The best thing

You are  worried  overwhelmed anxious. Me too. I am  really trying to be there  for you -  to be what you need even though it’s not my role to fill. Still. When there are  tears - I want to fix it as if it’s blood,  not salt. When you have a   hard question,   I want...

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Created to…

Created to…

Leap Shuffle Saunter Crawl towards your purpose passion and possibilities. We were created to  Grow Change Shift Learn. Be who you are,  right where you are but don’t stay there.  #PermissionGranted

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Feel the weight

Feel the weight

  I stood here in this   spot on the porch   and I had a lot   going on in my   heart and mind.   I know you can't   tell from the picture...   but just trust me on this one.   I looked at the picture   that I made,   compliments of   the sun, and   I took a moment  ...

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See my boy

See my boy

Sweet, little toes. Precious nose.  Chubby cheeks.  First steps. Belly laughs. ABCs and 123s. Strong legs run fast. Make-me-laugh antics. Off to kindergarten. Discovers Spiderman. Makes new friends wherever he goes.  He loves any and every kind of sport that includes...

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A tinge of sweet

A tinge of sweet

It belongs - but it doesn’t. Wrong temperatures,  wrong soil,  incorrect amount of precipitation and yet… the pineapple seems to be quite happy here  in Georgia soil. It’s wrong, but it is right. It’s unexpected,  shocking,  and sweet at the  same time.  Sometimes,...

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A manifesto on being

A manifesto on being

Dial it back Cuddle up Keep it simple Make it special Listen Learn Understand Rest Create Take up your space Feel what you feel Don’t dwell there Hold hope Cling to truth Let go of what you can't hold. Be safe Pray Strengthen roots Extend grace Be present Grow Give Be...

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