The Struggle

I have been struggling lately. Struggling with what to do with A Gurlz Guide. I created this forum  to be uplifting to voices of personal change and activism.  It was born out of an idea for unity, but was catapulted into existence by the traumatic events of losing Lisa to suicide.  It’s been awhile since I have even said her name, let alone in public....more

When To Give Up?

I have a question: When do you know you’ve tried enough? Tried enough to oh, I don't know, fix that friendship, rescue that friend, climb that mountain, repair that car or achieve that rusty old goal? Image: bk2204 via Flickr...more
@isthisthemiddle Thank you! I try for others input as well, but sometimes it is a soul searching ...more

Women Observing Lent: Giving Up & Taking On

Lent is here. I have been floundering around trying to see what I will do for Lent. I want it to be something I can really feel, something that does me good and something that brings me more conscious of my relationship to God. As I wandered the web seeing what other BlogHers were doing, I came upon any number who were thinking about giving up Facebook and other social media. ...more

Lent means different things to different people. WVFC's Agnes Krup has a more

Lent: Turning Ashes into Re-dedication

Lent begins on Wednesday, February 17th. It has layers -- with something there for everyone, from the most traditional to the most innovative. But it wasn't always that way. ...more

I love the line " Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into
the ...more

It Is What it Is

So now we have the latest, annoying phrase du jour: "it is what it is…"This is one is getting on my last nerve.  I'm hearing it from too many people, in too many instances where it's not a reaonsable response to the situation nor it is an apt summation of what's being discussed. They say, "It is what it is." I don't say but think, "No, it isn't (except I usually think, "Naw, it ain’t.") ...more