butt dust

Today's post comes from Brave Writer, Lorretta Stembridge. ************************************* For as long as I can remember, I've had an artistic "shape",  encouraged and strangely embodied by my rather "rough and ready" mother. Since grade school,  it's found expression through music. While I've never been outrageously good, I joke that what I lack in true talent, I'll make up for … Continue reading butt dust

bravely growing older

Today's post comes from Brave Writer, Lorretta Stembridge. ************************************** Today I invite you to come with me into the back rooms of Lorretta's mind as I access the file drawer labeled "crazy thoughts and panicky moments." This file comes right before the one marked "stuff I probably shouldn't say out loud" and right after, "things I'd do … Continue reading bravely growing older

spent

Today’s post is written by Brave Writer, Lorretta Stembridge *************************************** Last week I danced on the fringes of this thought: "Rescue and redemption are costly." If that's true then, what am I willing to spend for wholeness? It's a question lurking at the edges of my mind for a while. You know how you get to … Continue reading spent

you can’t get there from here

Today’s post is written by Brave Writer, Lorretta Stembridge ***************************************** About a month ago, I was invited into this space, deciding to share how social media has saved my marriage and restored my soul. Then, as now, I've trusted that each one God sends to read, would graciously understand and "get" what I was attempting … Continue reading you can’t get there from here

fifty shades of brave

Today’s post is written by Brave Writer, Lorretta Stembridge ********** Are you brave? Once upon a not-so-long-ago… if you had asked me this question I'm fairly sure I would have answered, "Ummm....   no." I think, it's because somehow in my mind I'd much rather choose other ways  and words to describe who God has … Continue reading fifty shades of brave

how social media saved my marriage and restored my soul

Today’s post is written by Brave Writer, Lorretta Stembridge ******************* I know this is going to sound slightly over the top, but I'm beginning to realize that by the grace of God, social media has helped save my marriage. And maybe…just maybe, it's helped to save me too. We hear often how the internet and … Continue reading how social media saved my marriage and restored my soul