As we were driving away from a week unplugged from all technology devices a new friend sitting behind me on the bus asked where my phone was. I said it was in my purse and held up my journal and they said, "Good girl." I said out loud that my phone provides a sense of… Continue reading Untethered
I went down to the river yesterday, to pray. My heart was heavy, restless and burdened with thoughts about a friend I haven't seen in a while. I've felt it for awhile and it was getting heavier and more uncomfortable and sometimes my thinking can get unhinged if these types of burdens carry on too… Continue reading Deception’s Agenda
Written 4/5/14 I once knew love. It went on a hike with me up to a waterfall and called me a b* along the way. And when my feelings were terribly hurt, it said, "Don't be silly! You know I love you!" I once knew love. After three months it married me. It lied and… Continue reading Love Is…
Written 2/14/17 Would you answer if someone called you by another name? My name given at birth, is Nicole. It means victorious. My parents did not name me Victoria - Victorious - but it still translates all the same. I go by Nikki. Does it change me? When a loved one calls you a… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Written April 15, 2015 I have transparency on my mind. Authenticity. The realness and fullness of who we are. In the beginning, before separation (sin) happened, Adam and Eve were naked; they did not know shame. They were known fully by God and by each other. There was nothing to hide. Everything was accepted and… Continue reading Transparent
This was written April 23rd, 2013 at a writing retreat. /// /// /// There are 25 participants and six presenters here, learning from one another the craft of bringing experience to fullness and life via words. There seems a theme among a great many of us, that fear and insecurity and pause result… Continue reading Stick in the Spokes
I've contemplated placing a sign outside my front door. But every time a solicitor comes, I am glad I do not have one. Kirby tried to sell me a $3500 vacuum and I selfishly appreciated the clean carpet they left me, but their entry into my house had little to do with vacuuming and a… Continue reading Solicitors Welcome