cultivate (kuhl - tuh - veyt)
v. 1) develop 2) nurture

graft (grahft)
n. 1) transplant 2) bud 3) union

Monday, March 4, 2013

It's Your Turn

There's nothing like firsthand experience. Collectively, we have a unique tapestry of stories to tell. I don't know what it's like to tackle an empty nest, parent a "special needs" child, face bankruptcy, or move fifteen times in seven years. Life is so much richer when we dig into each others' lives.

This is where you come in. 

Each of you have stories to tell, opinions to share and struggles you wish others understood. This is your opportunity to share. I am beginning a blog segment entitled "A Mile In My Shoes". You may submit as many posts as you wish. You may remain anonymous if you desire. You don't need to be eloquent (as I have clearly demonstrated), nor do you need to have placed in the regional spelling bee. I will post them unedited in the order I receive them. All I ask is that you avoid excessive profanity. A dictionary is a great tool to find a more suitable word. Give it a go.

Send all submissions to:

I'm looking forward to learning from each of you and being challenged to love others more deeply. Help me walk a mile in your shoes.

Loosening My Shoelaces,


  1. profanity is ok, just not too much? lol I might just give it a go.

    1. Exactly! Sometimes a well-place cuss word is just what a story needs. ;)

    2. I think its actually true! I read a blog post recently (I now have no idea where...) and she used a few well placed four letter words. I appreciated the frankness, especially since its similar to what I would have said!


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