Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day.  A day for cookouts, family gatherings, and the beginning of summer.  A day full of red, white and blue decorations, burgers on the grill, outside games, beach, boating and loads of fun.    And while it is a good day for all those things, it was not...
The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry

This month I would like to honor the art of poetry and the contributions made by those who share their craft.  As a young girl, I found that when I was struggling through a hard time and could not find the words, I could sit and write to express my own thoughts. It...
Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

March brings the celebration of National Women’s History month. As we reflect on a couple of significant women who have made an impact, may we realize the amount of suffering that took place to bring about lasting change. Corrie ten Boom was one of these women. She...
Black History Month

Black History Month

As I prepared to attempt to honor Black History Month, I revisited a story that took place in our sleepy little town.  It was a story I thought I knew, but turns out, I actually knew very little. As I read the details of the events, I felt sick to my stomach.  Harry...
Journey to Self-Love

Journey to Self-Love

Journey to Self-Love:  Learning Shame Resilience “I’d rather be dead than red on the head” was a chant I heard regularly as a kid growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. “Carrot Top” became an unwelcome nickname. I hated my red hair. As far as I was concerned, it did not...