5 things 2018 taught me

5 things 2018 taught me

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My Compassion Chip

The title of this blog was inspired from a conversation I recently had with a friend regarding current political issues. And No, this is not written to ignite a debate or what political party you confirm your allegiance to.  The main issue is, I can't help but wonder if we realize how we sound. All... Continue Reading →

Rest but don’t quit

From my feeble Google search, I determined it was Banksy, an English artist,  who coined the phrase, "If you get tired, learn to rest. Not to quit." It was about a month ago, in the middle of the month of May, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and this message  popped out at me... Continue Reading →

Messiness of Motherhood

Motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes. It comes in the most unexpected ways to some and never finds its way to others. I can vividly remember the day in January of 2003 when I was living on the campus of University of Houston and had gone to the campus health clinic for an issue... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Gigi

April 27, 2018 marks the day my paternal grandmother, Mary Emarine Taylor Mangrum, would have turned 101 years old. She departed from this life in 2012 at the age of 95. She had 6 children, 15 grandchildren and several great grand children. She was known by many names, Mom / Emmy / Gigi, but was... Continue Reading →

Just buy the cake

I went online to pay our mortgage this past weekend and there was a sign in English on the website that said "Now available in Spanish." My first thought was Oh how nice, they are trying to adhere to the needs of the Spanish-speaking population. Then my very next thought was wait, why would you... Continue Reading →

My Redemption Story

I love Easter. To me it is a time of renewed sense of who we are in Christ and what He did for us. It also means cascarones, chocolate Easter bunnies and family dinners. A few of my favorite things. But I can't help but think of my own redemption story. Each of us has... Continue Reading →

Let the words of my mouth…

I have always been my biggest baddest enemy. When it comes to opening my mouth, eating more then my fair share of food, over exaggerating an event which occurred, overthinking things which don’t exist, at the end of the day it all boils down to me. The month of January was a time of dedicated... Continue Reading →

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