pause

I was staring at my computer screen on Tuesday night, working on an article. I’d read through some feedback I got from a respected writer friend. He told me I had several places to move into the active voice. (I’ve never been very good at keeping the voices consistent when I write.) This week, I […]

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include

I am linking up for Five Minute Friday a five minute free write with a word prompt each week. Today’s prompt is “Include.” http://fiveminutefriday.com I think we spend most of our lives wondering if we’ll be included. Wondering if we will get an invite to that thing we heard about. Wanting to be part of that […]

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collect

I am linking up for Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Collect.” We’d love to have you join us on Thursday nights for our Twitter party. Don’t forget to check out FMF’s new home at http://fiveminutefriday.com.    Today was a weird day. I […]

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keep

I’ve kept you long past our expiration date.   You see, INFJs tend to do that. Because connection with others is like the white buffalo for us, we will often fight tooth and nail to keep that someone we connect with in our lives. Even when it’s unhealthy… Or one-sided…Or all about them.   But […]

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yes

I’ve been remiss on my Five Minute Friday posts for so very long. At some point, when my life is no longer in shambles and I’ve over this transition period, I hope to be more consistent. But for the time being, I sit at a makeshift desk in a place that is not mine, and […]

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send

    My index finger stopped just above that blue button. I was pausing. I was unsure. Was I not only ready to send this but ready to deal with the response?   This is the world we live in today. An impersonal yet somehow personal way of connecting with each other… instantly.   I […]

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leave

I find myself checking my phone a lot lately. My email. My phone log, my text messages. Every few minutes. Just in case I missed it. I have a hard time leaving those I love. I even tend to hang on and stay long past the expiration date. It’s funny, though, but I generally don’t […]

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notice

Say something I’m giving up on you.   Because I am. I tried to hang on. Short of showing up on your doorstep in tears, I gave you more than enough opportunities to notice. To notice what I was going through. To notice how much I need you. Anywhere I would’ve followed you   Actually, […]

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still

 I’ve missed a lot of prompt words from FMF lately, which is too bad because I know how powerful those posts can be for me to write. But my life is just not in a place where I’m willing to be aware of enough that I remember to think,“Oh, it’s Friday. That’s means blogging.” Especially […]

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new

I have been spending some time in the book of Exodus lately, learning about how the Israelites acted when they were living in slavery. Discouragement is the one word that kept standing out to me this week. Then I remembered a conversation I had with a friend about 4 years ago, when he had just […]

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