Memories That Sting & A Father That Never Fails

My Father said to me on his deathbed what I had waited my entire 25-years of life at the time to hear - “ Bonnie you’re so beautiful. I’m proud of you & I love you.” I can ponder on that to this day at 48 years old & still weep as though it were …

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The Risk Of Real & Vulnerability

“If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re …

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Don’t Let Go

I laid in bed & read some last night before turning out the lights. Which incited things haphazardly swirling around in my mind in normal fashion. I thought about the years I had spent in church, diligently reading my Bible & praying & darkening the doors every time they were open. And judging anyone who …

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Knives, Gavels, Whys & Staying Self-Aware

Judgment. What an ugly, destructive & powerful thing it is. We wield it like a knife, slashing away at whatever or whoever we feel justified slashing at. Or as a gavel, ready to pound away at whatever or whoever makes us squirm. Judge not lest you be judged. I have certainly been guilty. These days …

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Ramblings On What’s Important, What Isn’t & A Prayer To Help Us Through

Life is fragile. There is so much good & so much evil in this world. I don't understand how people make it without a relationship with God.  Loving each other through the difficulties is so important. Forgiveness is so important. Being willing to meet at least halfway is so important.  Having faith in God & …

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