It's not over till it's over. Even when we're sure it's over. I shared in my last blog post ("Perseverance 101") some of the circumstances surrounding my mother's illness -- colon cancer -- that eventually took her life. There were so many facets to the several-year ordeal, I could write about it for days on … Continue reading Unexpected Gifts
What makes you happy!? When I’m asked this question, a thousand things flood my mind. Various things, both large and small, that make me smile and give me a happy "high" in the moment. I begin to see with my mind’s eye a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven (well anything chocolate, … Continue reading Seeking Happiness? Serve!
If you are married, have been married or even attended a wedding or two, you can more than likely recite the standard wedding vows included in many traditional wedding ceremonies… “I (insert name) take you (insert name), to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for … Continue reading For Better or For Worse…
I’m confident there’s not a single person reading these words who can honestly say they’ve never personally experienced some sort of trial. Unfortunately trials are a part of life and, at some point on our journey, we will all experience pain, heartache, disappointment, rejection or some type of difficulty. Perhaps you are going through a … Continue reading Trials to Testimonies
It's true that we are all daughters or sons to someone, we all have a mother and a father. We all wear the name of "daughter/son." For some that name may come with joy, and a life filled with love and adoration, for others that name may bear a weight that feels to heavy to … Continue reading I am a Daughter.
I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska while my dad was in the Air Force, but I'm a southerner through & through. I grew up in Alabama, moving throughout Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties somewhat frequently. I always joked that my parents never got out of the habit of moving every few years. The house I consider … Continue reading Introducing This Semester’s Writers – Lacey Marchant
As young children my little sister and I went to a very small southern Baptist church with our parents. My family attended church almost every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Our church hosted Revivals and Lock-Ins. The Revivals were always a big event, offering a variety preachers from across the United States. … Continue reading Introducing This Semester’s Writers – Tracey McDonald
My name is Javier Dominic Arriaga. Or, at least that was what it was supposed to be until the day I was born. Shockingly, I came out a girl and got the beautiful name of Arrianna Jozelle Arriaga. Which translates to, "o holy one," something I didn't appreciate for many years to come. I was … Continue reading Introducing – Arrianna Arriaga
I’m an original member. I’ve had the pleasure to write for Breath on Paper since it started almost two years ago. Many women have come and gone throughout the semester and I’ve been blessed to know each one as a family. Each woman brings a different aspect of their spiritual journey with them. We … Continue reading Introducing This Semester’s Writers – Tonya Masoner