Faith in Small Things: Our Warrior Walk at Relay for Life

Faith in Small Things: Our Warrior Walk at Relay for Life

I don’t know about you, but I often feel like there is way too much noise in my life. It is in these moments that I decide it’s time to de-clutter or I ask myself questions like “Do you feel fulfilled?” or “What’s your mission” and “Are you taking action to pursue it?” It’s definitely a cycle I go through quite often, but I think it can be healthy if I use it to make…

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Newfound Joy

Newfound Joy

I’ve never known a joy like this. Little fingers grip my own and wrap themselves around my heart. Sleepy smiles bring sisterly giggles, moments to be cherished. I’ve never known a joy like this. Even when those ocean eyes shed a tear or two, An auntie’s loving voice can soothe away the blues. That’s right, I’m an auntie now, and was inspired to write some poetry! What an amazing experience to welcome my niece to…

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Sweet Morning Garden Speaks To Me

Sweet Morning Garden Speaks To Me

Today’s my birthday, and I have so much to be thankful for: My wonderful husband Sean, who brought me home a crab cake from G & M‘s and bought me a fab energy-saving, high-tech gift I’m been wanting for new home. My parents for their support and wisdom in raising me. My sister for her love and friendship (and for my future niece that’s about to be born!). My brothers for always making me laugh. My dear friends…

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Good Friday: Sacrifice is Not Selective

Good Friday: Sacrifice is Not Selective

It’s been a rough week. Stress, lack of sleep, worry and uncertainty have all played their part this week…but then I read this: “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.”-Psalm 28:7 Though I may not have the strength to wake up every morning, He does. Though I may lose confidence in myself and…

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A Call for Compassion for All Creatures

A Call for Compassion for All Creatures

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”-St. Francis of Assisi I absolutely adore my cats Katniss and Effie (Hunger Games fan, guilty!). I adopted these girls from the MD SPCA over a year ago. Yes, I treat them like children, I call them “my babies,” and I could go on and on about the…

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Harriet Tubman: Her Legacy and How It Affects Modern-Day Slavery

Harriet Tubman: Her Legacy and How It Affects Modern-Day Slavery

I remember reading about her in middle school. About the risks she took to lead nearly 70 slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Thinking about the strength and courage it must have required. Yes, even at age 11, I admired her. Harriet Tubman was not just a survivor. She was an activist and a defender of freedom. This month marks the 100th anniversary of her death. Two proposed national parks, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad…

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This Is Where A Seed Was Planted

This Is Where A Seed Was Planted

I’m hungry. Not for a sandwich or chocolate creme puff. This is a hunger I’ve never felt before, a hunger for life, for change, risk, wisdom, courage, excitement, FREEDOM. I’ve always been one to try my hand at something new. Last year it was jewelry making and the ukulele (still working on this one). The year before that, zip lining over treetops in Costamaya and planning my wedding! And the year before that, interviewing the homeless in Baltimore…

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This flame won’t burn out, this love will conquer

This flame won’t burn out, this love will conquer

I feel unsettled by the world around me. I seem to have more questions than I do answers most days. No more waiting. It’s time to act. To be bold and fearless. To try and fail. And try again. To put myself in those uncomfortable situations so I may learn to adapt better, and learn to breathe through it. To ask tougher questions of myself, my beliefs, God. Above all, to practice love. This is my challenge. To empower…

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