By Denise

The other day as I was quickly scrolling through Facebook, I came across a post by a friend who grew up in my hometown of Kilgore, Texas. She had posted a poem that she had written. She prefaced it, "I don't write often much less do I share when I do write. I wrote this tonight and am just putting it out there." We have been FB friends long enough for me to know that this was very out of character for her. She always seemed so shy in high school. I had a feeling that this might have been her moment to take a chance and be brave. There is such a feeling of vulnerability when you do something … [Read more...]

Flowers in Abundance

I've been walking by this single white rose since Friday. I brought it home from a funeral I attended and put it in a little vase. The husband asked the congregation to take some flowers with them as they exited the church. There were way too many for him and his family to take home. His wife had many friends. And each time I pass by and catch a glimpse of these now browning petals, I feel such a pain in my heart from the loss of someone so special. I pray that her boys will be alright. She taught me so much about being an advocate for my daughter. I don't think I ever … [Read more...]

Triathletes Wear Lipstick Too

When most of us are sound asleep at 6am on a Saturday morning, a growing number of your fellow San Antonio residents are well on their way to meet their training group in various locations around town. Whether they have chosen to run, walk or cycle, our city is signing up in record numbers to compete in the Rock and Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon in November. It’s training season! If you happen to notice a large number of people wearing purple shirts then you have more than likely spotted a member of Team in Training.  TNT is one of the largest endurance sports training programs. They have … [Read more...]

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