The Courage to Change

I know. The world is bleak. The world is harsh. The world is dark. We’re fighting a seemingly impossible fight. A fight for humanity. A fight for justice. A fight for just a glimmer of hope at a time in our world when that feels too much to ask. We’re raising kids in this world.…

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Senate Judiciary hears Marsy’s Law Again

**Cross-post from GeorgiaPol.com** On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee had a hearing on Marsy’s Law which would place crime victims’ rights into the constitutions of states that haven’t done that. Georgia is one of 15 states that has yet to do this with North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana passing the law overwhelming in November.…

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Greater Columbus Heart Ball

Far from the typical “ball”, the 2017 Greater Columbus Heart & Stroke Ball is mixing it up this year. No need to scramble for a gown or rent a tux, this year’s event is more “Iron Chef meets Dancing Stars”, according to Ivey Cargill Evans, a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the Columbus…

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Living out Faith

First published in “her Magazine” November 2016.  “Babies are blessings, no matter what.” And it seems that rings true even more so when telling an adoption story. With so many pieces making up one family’s story, it’s hard to fit it all into one article. But Gabriel Wyatt Lesley is one special little boy with…

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She did it her way…and it saved her life.

First published in “her Magazine”, October 2016. Kristi Taylor is a woman who does things her way. She’s a wife, a mother, has a fulfilling career with Aflac, and is a cancer survivor. At 34, Kristi was married, happy and expecting her first baby. A healthy pregnancy and 9 months later, Kristi and her husband,…

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The Valley Rescue Mission

First published in “her Magazine”, June 2016 edition.  It’s hard to miss the Valley Rescue Mission this time of year as you drive down Second Avenue. The fresh flowers, locally grown and cared for by the men at the Crossroads Addiction Recovery Program, are strategically and colorfully arranged outside the Mission’s main entrance and the…

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Life in the Epicenter

Jacy Jenkins is one of those women who makes you wonder what you have been doing with your life. She’s high energy, passionate, and driven. Her free-spirit makes it easy to see why freelance work is exactly what Jacy was made for and it only takes about 60 seconds worth of conversation to realize that…

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Steeplechase at Callaway-A Family Affair

Eliza Brewer can’t really remember a time before The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens. Eliza was seven years old when the first Steeplechase occurred and has fond memories of being a part of the pony races as a child. Today, she watches her young cousins, and her friends’ children race the ponies and she can’t help…

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Steele Magnolia {Judy Thomas}

*This article was first published in her Magazine-a publication of the Ledger-Enquirer.  There’s an art to being a Southern Woman. It takes a strong-willed woman to know when and where to use which God-given attribute and Judy Thomas is an expert in that area. A retired teacher, a retired California teacher advocate, former Chief-of-Staff for…

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