An Unwinding

June 23, 2020 | Danielle | Survivorship | 0

It’s past midnight. I’m keeping myself awake by reading posts from white Christians arguing about white supremacy, or a lack thereof, on Twitter. Somehow, the “woke” ones are pointing out that the Middle Eastern Jesus we’ve worshipped our whole lives wasn’t actually white like our wall hangings led us to believe. This seems to be…

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Grandma Eva’s Black Figurines

June 14, 2020 | Danielle | Faith | 0

Growing up, I had a maternal grandma, a paternal grandma, and a pretend grandma. “Grandma Eva” is what we called her. Although she was technically related through marriage (her husband was my great-grandma’s cousin), she was simply “Grandma” to me. None of my other grandparents lived in Kansas City like us, but Eva did—just down…

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My Favorite No-Bake Cookie Recipe

June 13, 2020 | Danielle | B's Kitchen | 0

These no-bake cookies are fast. Yummy. Easy. Did I mention delicious? Get the recipe This recipe came courtesy of my friend Emily who made these all throughout college and gave me this recipe during a bridal shower years ago Ingredients & Instructions 1 c. white sugar 1 c. brown sugar  1 stick butter 1/4 c.…

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Facing Racism of the Corner of Monroe

May 31, 2020 | Danielle | Faith | 0

“Mae, did you know science has found all humans descended from Africa? Over time, we’ve evolved and our genes mutated, but we all originate from that place.” “Really, so even Adam and Eve?” “Yep, probably Adam and Eve, which means they weren’t white.” “Huh, I thought Eve was white with blonde hair.” —A conversation with…

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The 17 Day Diet

May 20, 2020 | Danielle | Survivorship | 0

Guys, I can’t help it. I love to celebrate. I love sprinkles. When you’ve survived cancer twice, every day can feel like reason for celebration. Yet that doesn’t mean the calories don’t add up. As I’ve come to terms with getting older (praise the Lord though, life is such a gift), I’ve also accepted that…

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Following the Cloud: One Year Later

May 13, 2020 | Danielle | Faith | 0

A little over one year ago, I wrote about how our church was launching into something new. To some, I’m sure leaving our building where our 500-person congregation met to worship each Sunday felt like a wilderness of sorts. To others, it was more like the Wild Wild West—a new horizon full of adventures. To…

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Surviving the Virus With Learning

May 10, 2020 | Danielle | Survivorship | 0

I did a podcast interview the other day and the host asked me a fun question, something I’m not often asked: “How do you keep learning?“ Normally, I probably wouldn’t have given such a quick response, but after this past week, I had an easy answer: gardening. As I’ve spent hours weeding, fertilizing and planting…

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15 Secrets to Surviving Marriage

May 7, 2020 | Mike&Danielle | A Post About Mike | 0

Starry-eyed and lovestruck. Yep, we were that couple. One of the millions who got married in 2005 pledging to love for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health. Yet just like every single one of the couples who married in 2005, 15 years later we’ve learned a lot. The poor and sick times did…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 7

April 27, 2020 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Oh friends, so much to catch you up on. Here’s a long overdue book update! Cover It’s such a blissful thing as a writer to find a designer who puts your words into colors, shapes and styles. Will Bryan was the visual talent behind my devotional, Unexpected. And there was no question, I wanted him…

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Day 31 of Stay at Home

April 17, 2020 | Danielle | Survivorship | 0

If you were to ask me, “How are you doing?” I’d probably smile and say I’m good. I’d likely mention the juggle many other working parents are experiencing—the one incorporating homeschooling into my already-full work day. But today as I woke up, quite a bit later than usual (but not a surprise since I’ve worked…

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