poetry

lightning i hate that tinglethe one that comes just before tears fallhate how it moves like lightningup, through the bodydown the arms to the tips of fingersback up again, coming to rest in the skullpounding, like thunder’s rumblei hate its chillthe one that seems to freeze everythingeverything but my heart and the ocean my eyes… Continue reading poetry

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have another cookie

a friend gave me this one. it tastes much better. we should always remember that we are special and have been called to be a voice of encouragement and affirmation to this generation. many times we hear a word of discouragement, and it keeps us stagnant because we believe the lie that we are not… Continue reading have another cookie

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fortune cookies

god wants me to know that i can only give away what i already have inside myself. true giving happens when i am overflowing from the inside and cannot help but share, when there is so much love within me that it has to flow to others or i would burst open. there is no… Continue reading fortune cookies

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significance

i was told i would never amount to much. i heard this so often as a girl that by the time i became an adult, i was more confident of my insignificance than anything else. i am not that important. i am not leaving my mark on this world with the work i perform. i… Continue reading significance

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four-letter words

so, i’ve been trying for years to write a book. a love story. the cheesy shit most chicks write because, well, that’s what most chicks read. and underneath all the sarcasm and crassness and occasional tomboyishness, i happen to be a sucker for that cheesy shit. i am soft. i blame this on my father.… Continue reading four-letter words

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my friend recommends…

…and i shall post it here so i do not forget the wisdom: psalm forty1 i waited patiently for the lordhe turned to me and heard my cry2 he lifted me out of the slimy pitout of the mud and mirehe set my feet on a rockand gave me a firm place to stand 3… Continue reading my friend recommends…

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sunday’s mass

since the mass the sunday before last had affected me so, i guess i kind of hoped that this past sunday’s would do so as well. this one was about nourishment — that the good lord would provide all that the body, heart and soul required. the mass included, of course, the parable of the… Continue reading sunday’s mass

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because my world could use some color

these were taken at the abbey of our lady of the holy trinity monastery in huntsville, utah, where my great-uncle resides. the green-gold photos were taken three years ago, i think, and the violet ones were taken one month ago. you wanna see more of it? go here. it’s featured in a book! read it.

the mirror has two faces

my second summer vacation has started. this week, i’m staying within texas’ state lines. tomorrow, i will do all those responsible things i’ve been neglecting, like getting the rear license plate’s light fixed (which will most likely mean some circuitry or something in phineas’ rear will have to be repaired because he’s got water in… Continue reading the mirror has two faces

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