Courage

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So this is it. I am going to fix you.  Or at least, I want to. We are sitting across a table, and you are staring at me, telling me how […]

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Over our dinner of smoked brisket and collard greens, Faith turns to me with eyes smiling and says, “Hey mama, tell us about the time when you actually. fell. for daddy.” I swallow […]

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I said yes to a little green house with a big garden and two rows of fruit trees. It’s like a mansion if your standard were teeny tiny houses. There’s […]

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This world of ours is so big and so small all at the same time. Another mother paces the floors at 2 am with her wailing babe, exactly as I […]

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A thousand days passed between the news of a brain tumor at age seventeen and the joy of true healing. Just one year after being emotionally broken by community, I […]

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“Prison,” she said after sharing with me how desperately tired she was, “is starting to sound really good.” She wasn’t in danger of being convicted of anything, unless exhaustion is considered […]

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I got a package in the mail full of sticky notes, each of them written by a different student at a camp where I had served earlier this summer. Words […]

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We spent six days in northern Michigan lake country with no Internet, cell or data connection. No suffocating sense of competition or comparison either. Gets a girl thinking real hard […]