still i rise | no. 5

dear may -- i. decision day... glorious weather, beautiful blooms, unexplainable peace, bubbling excitement. phone calls with mrs. h in the thrill of the outdoors, imexcitedimexcitedimexcited imexcitedforyouimexcitedforyou i. i'm sorry you don't see the beauty in the night. i'm sorry for the darkness that seems to separate … Continue reading still i rise | no. 5

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sincerely, me.

dear, me -- time is a precious thing and the people in your life maybe more so. remember that rainy day under the shelter of that train stop? when she whispered grace and assurance, strength and encouragement? do you remember that day? and music. there … Continue reading sincerely, me.

still i rise | no. 4

dear april -- i. you are a pastor's dream and you have a servant's heart... it is not just what i do, it is who i am. thank you for placing value and worth on me and reminding me of my gifts. more often than not … Continue reading still i rise | no. 4

still i rise | no. 3

dear march -- i. why does healing take so much time? and this thing called time -- will it ever come? i. big yellow umbrellas and northern lights... i'll just sit with you in the dark and hold a big yellow umbrella over your head until the … Continue reading still i rise | no. 3

11:23 p.m.

over clouded emotions and looming worries, she lifts her sights. she speaks in faith and thinks in faith and chooses faith. faith - above the mountains of fear that stand in her way. for she's come to realize this very thing: fear - it enables … Continue reading 11:23 p.m.

still i rise | no. 2

dear february -- i. happy mail from cc... shrills of delight, tears of joy, tugs from the heart. thank you. ❤ i. oh deer... he says i must get it in, everything there or not. i give in and comply. later, another bids me to join. and … Continue reading still i rise | no. 2

overcoming, overcome, overcame

her heart stirred violently inside of her chest her weary hands, trying to push it all down, all the while choosing to breath in with hope and exhale with grace. she didn’t settle, no she reached for more -- more than just existing, more than … Continue reading overcoming, overcome, overcame