Tag Archives: Love

We Don’t Need Tough Love, We Need Tough Love.

I’ve heard the phrase so many times, “It’s just a little tough love.” Typically after a parent, teacher, mentor, coach, or friend says something that sounds quite opposite from love. Do you enjoy receiving this kind of ‘tough love’? I … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

I mean really, who are you? Give me the deep. Give me the real. Give me the vulnerable. Give me the pain. Give me the joy. Who are you? A couple months ago, a friend of mine brought this question … Continue reading

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Stereotypes and School Rivalries

We all know the cliques and the stereotypes that are attached to them. The band geeks, the Math nerds, the dumb jocks, the teacher’s pet, the English snobs, you’re well aware of them I’m sure. So this is not a post … Continue reading

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Receiving Encouragement to Give Encouragement!

I cannot tell you enough how wonderful and inspiring Miss Julia is over at crippledatYourtable is. I have gotten to know her over the past few months, and she leaves inspiration all over me every day! When she nominated me for … Continue reading

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Surviving Divorce as a Teenager

They say 50% of marriages end in divorce. The statistic was only a number until my family became a part of that statistic. They say as we get older, we handle divorce better. They say it is easier. They say not … Continue reading

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Not Just A Dream

Earlier this week I drove by an empty lot with a for sale sign posted in the front. This lot has sat empty for 10 years due to the murder of two precious, beautiful, teenage girls. Two small crosses sit … Continue reading

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White Picket Fences

We see the white picket fences. We ooh and aww at the house behind. The yard is beautiful and perfectly landscaped. We see the family outside and wave from time to time, but never stop for very long. We walk … Continue reading

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