And….Cue The Tears – Day 19

It was bound to happen that’s what they all said Bound to question the thoughts in my head Why in the world am I here? Yet again, facing another fear? I was comfortable where I was, content, cool Now I’m sitting here looking like a fool At least that’s how I feel Knowing those feelings…

Sleeping In? – Day 18

Clearly this didn’t upload properly from my phone last night… so here it is… Since when did 6:30 am become “sleeping in?” This coming from someone who would roll out of bed at 8:00 am and work started at 8:00 am. But tonight, I happily set my alarm for 6:30. Crazy! Am I really taking…

Journey of Discovery

Day 19 Spent this day chatting with my oldest son. Organic in nature, a whole day of just talking. About everything ‚Ķfrom racism, to college, to filmmaking, and relationships. As a sit and admire his own journey of discovery, I am ignited to be on one of my own. Admiring his season, his grasp of…

Stay Woke

Day 17 and 18 I have come to realize I don’t always have the best view of a situation while I am currently in it. While I was on active duty, in the Air Force, I fussed and complained. I remember wishing, most days, wishing it was all over and how stupid the rules were….

Homework – Day 17

My entry tonight is a homework assignment… no shame at all! Our assignment is to memorize the vision and mission statement of MTR. We’re supposed to have them both memorized by tomorrow morning (Monday). So here goes nothing….from memory! VISION Restore communities living with dignity and in peace The vision of MTR is to use…

A Little More At Ease – Day 16

I feel a little more at ease… just about got my room the way I want it. Closet is organized and my bathroom is now clutter free. Just a few more things need to happen in the room (remaining pictures hung, books put away, and random papers and miscellaneous items need to find a home)….

No One Else

Day 16 No one else like you. No one else pays attention. No one else believes the things you do. No one else sees what you see. So what? So what, if you have a grand vision but no one else ever gets on board or sees what you see? Do you stop writing the…

I’ve Got This – Day 15

The Lord continues to give me those pockets of sunshine that I prayed for a few days ago. Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed, inadequate, insecure, or afraid (when you think about it, it’s all just rooted in fear anyway), He reminds me in some way that I’ve got this! Like this evening, after our…

The Second Ten

Day 15, Day 20 & 22 It was Panama City, FL and I can remember what the gate looked like. What the pool behind the gate looked like. I remember it was right next to the ocean. Part of the campground where we were camped for sabbatical summers. The sign excluded anyone under 11 without…

Be All Here – Day 14

Tomorrow begins my 6-day orientation for the MTR (Memphis Teacher Residency) program. Tonight was the welcome dinner for the class of 2019, my class. The director, David (who I swear is a pastor on his off days because of the way he speaks) gave us a few pointers or tips on how to be successful…