“Waiting is an action, patience is the attitude.”

My husband and I recently went on a marriage enrichment weekend. The retreat was not for couples in crisis, but for a husband and wife who needed a little extra guidance. My husband and I weren’t thinking about going because our marriage…


I have always thought of birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions as just another day. I didn’t do anything to celebrate. I would still go to work or run errands. That all changed when I met my husband.

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The more I live and grow, the more I notice how damaged…


In my opinion, no one should be convicted of capital punishment, because they still have a purpose after committing crimes. I believe everyone has a cause and who am I to say they have already fulfilled that purpose.

In the Bible, God used murderers. Exodus 2:11,12 says, “One day, after…


My mom calls my dad the chameleon because he can blend in anywhere. He is at ease with the salt of the earth and silver spoons. When the county was building the highway by our house, many construction workers parked their RVs in our yard. My dad often cracked open…


Graduating ten years ago doesn’t make me feel old (though it probably should). It makes me feel mature because I can see how much I have grown in the past ten years. I want to go to my ten-year high school reunion because I want to see how my friends…


Can you complete a triathlon? Compete in the Olympics? Win the Superbowl?

If so, you are probably a world-class athlete.

Can you run a marathon? Keep up with a college basketball player? Complete basic training?

If so, you are probably an athlete.

Can you participate in an organized sport? Can…


I never baked cookies with my grandma. Not that she didn’t bake; her cookies are delicious. For some reason, we didn’t do it together. Nor did I help her with her flower bed, though she has gorgeous plants! …


Working at a gym, I cross paths with some interesting people, which leaves me with lots to ponder. The latest conversation had me thinking about community. A member at my gym is from Africa and has lived and worked in the Kansas City area for more than twenty years. …


Whenever a tragedy takes place, the most common response is: “the victims and their families are in our thoughts and prayers” or “we pray for those affected.” After the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted, “As we continue to hear the news coming out of Boulder, I’m…


Birth is a miracle. From fertilization to birth and everything in between, a woman’s body is amazing. We can grow babies. With the help of genes, a pregnant woman can create a fully formed human in less than nine months. …

Renae Nicole

Author and Blogger. Trying my best to be an authentic Jesus Follower. Daughter of Athena, Gryffindor, Cat Lover, Currently working on: Beauty in the Ashes

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