The Eighth and Final Square

with courage face the thing you fear so the pawn becomes the queen

Things I’ve Learned From My Male Begetter: Family comes first. No “best friend” can ever match the relationship you’ll have with your family. Family will always be there for you, even when friends come and go. (Except when you disagree with the family and they cut you off.) Fear is good. Fear of god, fear of consequences, fear of “authority figures”. (Fear is a very strong motivator. Fear keeps you trapped, tied to the person/people you believe will save you. […]

Posted by Phoenix On Jun - 21 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Have you ever wondered if there was more to the story of Mary than what is written in the Christian bible? I have. Especially after also becoming pregnant unexpectedly. I know, I know, it’s a common myth that you run that risk if you don’t use protection or birth control 100% of the time. (In reality, there are fertile times of the month, and non-fertile times of the month. Unfortunately, apparently my body isn’t that predictable!) When the angel spoke […]

Posted by Phoenix On Sep - 30 - 2011 13 Comments READ FULL POST

Author’s Note 04-26-12: I still agree with most of the things I wrote here, but I consider myself an agnostic, out of choice, not reaction. I read this post this morning and originally I was going to just post the link to Facebook and add my thoughts, but then I thought I would write a blog post. Besides that, I wanted to make sure people read her post. “I Used To Be You” by Libby Anne When I first started […]

Posted by Phoenix On Aug - 3 - 2011 14 Comments READ FULL POST

There is someone I have known longer than almost anybody. We played together as kids; talked about stuff we couldn’t talk about to other people…and fought. A lot. But he is also someone I’ve gained new respect for, as an adult. I’ve said this to him before, but I’ll say it again here: I’m proud of you, Joe. I admire the man you are, the man you are becoming. No matter what other people call you. You stood, and continue […]

Posted by Phoenix On Apr - 13 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

So recently I found out my dad made his facebook wall viewable. It was previously private. My first thought is he’s trying to tell me something. Especially when the first things he started posting when it was unprivate was “quotes” from me. I have no clue where he got those from, unless I left a diary there by accident (which is unlikely. I keep forgetting to check the dates on the diaries I have to see if one is missing). […]

Posted by Phoenix On Apr - 12 - 2011 12 Comments READ FULL POST

So today is our six-month wedding anniversary. 😀 It’s hard to believe it’s been six months already. I know after a year I’ll be saying the same thing…and two years…but yeah…it seems like it was all just yesterday, but at the same time, not. lol Six months ago, we were trying to figure out who to call to be our witnesses at our wedding, which was secret at the time*. After getting married, I was late for work…but it was […]

Posted by Phoenix On Feb - 25 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

This week’s photo challenge: Refuge. The first thing that came to mind is represented in the last picture.   He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty…..and under his wings you will find refuge. Psalm 91 Refuge in the love of God (in the shadow of his wings).   I take refuge in my husband’s arms. ♥

Posted by Phoenix On Feb - 24 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

One of the challenges on WordPress’ Daily Post (I’m a few days late; so what?) was: If you could go back in time and have a 5 minute conversation with yourself ten years ago, what would you say? I’ve gotta say, this is a pretty difficult one. I could say “my younger self wouldn’t listen to someone who said they were my older self from the future” but that would kind of defeat the purpose of the question, wouldn’t it. […]

Posted by Phoenix On Feb - 15 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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