#BeReal – DREW SHELDON

Please welcome Drew Sheldon to #BeReal. I couldn’t believe it when Hasty invited me to take part in #BeReal, I was quick to say yes. I was not, however, quick to write this. Writing has been quite a slog recently. The more I work at being real, the more I struggle to continue. I started…

#BeReal – DAWN DAUM

My #BeReal guest today is Dawn Daum. This post is proof that the things we do and say really can matter.  I continue to search myself every time I read a new #BeReal submission.  I am finally realizing just how much of a work in process I am. Thank you Dawn for challenging us to call…

SURVIVING MONSTERS

I’ve thought about you Though I’ve tried not to The world sat silent, not even a sigh As you tore holes in my picturesque sky I used to hold my breath and ask God Why hasn’t the dark swallowed the world? He used to hold my hand and say How can I repair wings that…

#BeReal – Christine Cissy White

My #BeReal Guest today is Christine Cissy White. I spent an hour trying to decide how to introduce today’s guest. I can’t do it justice. You need to read this. If you ever feel your story isn’t important all you have to do is read this. Your #BeReal might be the very things someone else…

#BeReal – RACHEL THOMPSON

My #BeReal guest today is Rachel Thompson. She is powerful.  She is passionate.  She is a survivor.  She is empowering. I read her book, Broken Pieces, in one sitting this week.  I couldn’t put it down.  It is a book full of emotions that hurt, and yet there is power behind each word imparting strength. …

EMOTIONAL BONDAGE

He captured me and held me before I even knew to struggle.  He held me enslaved inside words that tied me up and restricted my senses.  I was bound happily feeling the comfort of my captivity.  As long as I was imprisoned with him… my master, I was safe; I was content.  He had a…

THE QUELLING IS IN THE TELLING

Some stories get told and they can’t find rest inside your soul.  The stories fight like ghosts trying to find a way out. Well… This week I read two stories that have left a huge battalion of ghostly visions inside my mind and writing is my way of making sense of it.  The stories are hard…