Monthly Archives: October 2017

Day 30/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REFINE

Day 30 Scrubbing clean sanding down filing rough edges. Softening harsh words molding hardened hearts distilling thoughts. Painful at times, uncomfortable but necessary for growth.      

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Day 29/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: FOLLOW

Day 29 If one were to follow the track of my life, it would not be a stretch to say I’ve moved around a lot.  I was born in Bethesda, MD, grew up for the first 16 years of my … Continue reading

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Missing My Uncle Mark

The end of September in 2004 was the last time I saw my uncle Mark.  He and my parents had driven up to Baltimore to help move me out of the condo I was living, since I was moving back … Continue reading

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Day 28/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: CONNECT

Day 28 I’m transported back in time to my one bedroom row house in Baltimore.  I’m sitting on my Ikea sofa, freshly gleaned of any loose change so I could buy gas.  I was so lonely, desperate to connect with … Continue reading

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Day 27/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: OVERCOME

Day 27 Being overcome by sadness feels like being overcome by exhaustion.  The weight of memories and regrets make the tears fall harder.  We all deal with grief differently, but I myself as a complete sap and someone who wears … Continue reading

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Day 26/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: CHANGE

Day 26 Change is seeing the tips of green trees turn gold and red wearing shorts and flip flops, only to open the door to a chill watching my pregnant belly grow rounder seeing our baby girl stagger around on … Continue reading

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Day 25/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: BECAUSE

Day 25 We can’t stand it when we don’t have the reason for something.  I remember when I was young, probably in second or third grade, and I had a math homework question for my dad.  He was downstairs in … Continue reading

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Day 24/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REVISE

Day 24 Today, I decided to check out a park nearby that I’d heard about from a mom at MOPS last week.    After a late start, I was strapping my daughter, Noelle, into her car seat about 30 minutes … Continue reading

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Day 23/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: WORK

Day 23 Relationships take work.  They don’t just all of a sudden happen and POOF, you have a new best friend, or love to spend time with your sister, or have a great marriage.  People need to be loved actively, … Continue reading

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Day 22/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: LIGHT

Day 22 Each morning, it is my prayer that I would be a light to everyone in my path.  That the love of Jesus shines through me by my actions, my words, or even just in a smile.  There are … Continue reading

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