Monthly Archives: November 2010

Questions I wish someone would ask me

If you’ve been following our blog, you have a fair idea of what we’re talking about here: how to be honest with each other; how to help each other be the person God has called us to be, how to … Continue reading

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Act One is over, but the conversation goes on

The curtain is falling on Act One, and our weekend retreat is over. Women who didn’t know each other before are leaving as friends. Women who were scared to face each other have made the first tentative forays into understanding … Continue reading

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“Your arms are always empty”

Dot is the last of the women to talk about the painful things in her sphere: “Larry and I were pretty private. Some people want to tell their story, but the other side of the story isn’t as important as … Continue reading

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“But God kept asking me to be odd”

“When I was growing up,” says Naomi, “several things made me feel odd. My mama had to work. That was not good in our group; it wasn’t traditional. But we were too poor. “When I was 17 I dated a … Continue reading

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“God can handle my kicking and screaming”

“Why isn’t a nice person like you married?” Mim begins talking about her pain with a question that’s hard for her to hear. “How are you supposed to answer that?” she asks. “For every insensitive thing that’s been said, there’s … Continue reading

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“I could make people pay money, I knew what I was doing”

Sabrina speaks up: “A desire of my heart has been to have connections with other women. I have an incredible mom, but she’s in Canada. . . . “I have a desire to learn, to know: How do I walk … Continue reading

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“Women will do anything for their children”

When Elnora’s turn to speak comes, she says: “I especially appreciate Lynette’s comment that women will do anything for their children.” She describes a time when her children were younger, and she experienced a deep depression for six months. “I … Continue reading

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