That time I was engaged to a drug dealer.

“The plans of the LORD stand firm forever” (Psalm 33:11) Once upon a time I was engaged to a man who wasn't Alan. Fall, 2001 I was 19, but before I tell that story, I should back up a little bit. When I was 17 I got a job at a coffee shop, Jitters. This … Continue reading That time I was engaged to a drug dealer.

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Freedom

Written September 11, 2015 (www.alanandjackie.blogspot.com) Freedom (photo credit: http://www.wtcnc.org/tag/world-trade-center-building) I will never forget. I was 19. I had two jobs. I worked for my grandparents construction company and I had just helped my mom and stepdad launch their new business venture. It was 7am on that Friday morning and as I walked into the workplace I … Continue reading Freedom

One Year Later Part 1: Looking (Way) Back

I’ve been writing this post in my head for weeks. Continually putting off the inevitable. Pushing the words back down as they’ve dared to break the sound barrier and be spoken into existence. Reflect: To think deeply and carefully about something or someone. synonyms: think about, give thought to, consider, give consideration to, review, mull … Continue reading One Year Later Part 1: Looking (Way) Back