#justshowup – {Give yourself a break}

If you missed my first post, you can read it here.    You can never live fully in the present. WHAT?  But, but..... Not 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No one can. Its just impossible, in this modern world, (atleast in my opinion)  unless you want to go live in a monastery … Continue reading #justshowup – {Give yourself a break}

#justshowup – A {mini} series

Hey there. I have been writing “a lot” in my journal (morning pages) and spending countless hours in my backyard, just thinking, and watching the birds. Ruminating on this move to Southern Oregon Being (almost) 53 years old Living with and not in cancer The  heart break that comes with not being near my grown … Continue reading #justshowup – A {mini} series

The Son’s Garden. {Part I of IV}

Today's post is written by our Brave Poet, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson... Expectations of my behavior to reflect that of an angel have crippled my spirit to rebellion. My laughter, a gaiety that shall never be trampled by the expectations of men and women who pose to know the Heart and Will of God. My eyes … Continue reading The Son’s Garden. {Part I of IV}

Rebirth. {A Poem of Redemption}

Today's post is written by our Brave Poet, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson... Crushed in humility and flowered with mercy. I am not perfect. Apologies on the forefront beside fear. The courage I feigned, wavering at the possible rejections. I can't answer all my questions. Why must love be tough? Why do friendships die? Why can't I … Continue reading Rebirth. {A Poem of Redemption}

Plumerias, Shells, & Waves.

Today's post is written by our brave writer, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson. It was a Sunday afternoon.  Lesley had begun to pray and I resisted the strong urge to release my tears from their thresholds. I refused to let a single tear shed from my eyes, as I did not desire to make a scene of … Continue reading Plumerias, Shells, & Waves.

Faith 101

Today’s post is written by our Brave Writer, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson  2:00 P.M. Saturday afternoon. Although my curtains are drawn and block out the majority of the rays, I can still see the reflection of light on my bedroom walls; I turn my face into the pillow. For some reason, today, the sun reminds me … Continue reading Faith 101

Forgiveness

Today’s post is written by our Brave Writer, Karen Asbra Forgiveness Forgiveness – a willingness to forgive Forgiveness is an act of will.  For most of us this does not come easy, we feel that if we forgive we have to forget.  We don’t forgive because we are afraid of being hurt again. Yet it … Continue reading Forgiveness