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A Year of Smiles - Day 264


The smiles have seemed so far away this week. I have been overwhelmed with concerns, distracted by discouragements and dragged down by disappointments. So, today, I’m having a difficult time finding a smile to share with you… 204 more words

Life's Journey

pointing out sins

We see them everywhere

See but not acknowledge

On the roadside, under stairs

We give them glances, sometimes glares

Outside at all times, despite the weather… 118 more words


Of Police, Pillows, and Pizza

This afternoon I heard screaming in the upstairs apartment. It sounded alternately like a man, then a woman. The footfalls were unusual too. Some rhythmic in one place and some short bursts of running all over the unit. 338 more words


A Black Perspective Pt. 2

Being black in America means working through misconceptions and biases thrown your way. It means systematic oppression, and well-meaning allies sticking their foot in their mouth. 538 more words


Amy A. Letter to my younger self.

Dear younger self,

I wish I knew then what I know now. But, that’s not that point is it? If I knew everything at your age then there would be no learning, no challenges, no achievements and no success. 502 more words


God's Grace is Sufficient

My desire to be perfect can prevent me from opening up.

I hate to admit it but a lot of my struggles have been the same for years now. 620 more words


Little Things

“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” – Psalm 9:1

There is no doubt that this year abroad is one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. 523 more words