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  1. Lucretia,
    Posterchild for Irony – love it! I think God must sit back and smile to himself about OUR dreams because we have no idea of the roller coaster adventure ride our lives will take. I join you in thinking I’d never be a teacher….and well….God had a different idea (imagine that?). I hear the passion in your voice for Brownicity….when God plants that seed and waters it – watch out. I’ve learned that God can do amazing things through us if we just make ourselves available. Whether it’s racial divides or religious divides or political divides, our world needs so much healing. Joining with you in making a difference in our corners of the world. Welcome to (in)courage…always good to have a fresh voice. I used to be a dancer…so I’ll go dancing with you anytime 🙂

    Mary,
    You are a longtime friend that I have read since the beginning. You and (in)courage encouraged me through an awful divorce way back when. You poured into me when I felt a lot of shame and helped to heal those broken places. I am so with you on being a “grammar enthusiast”. I watch a lot of sports with my husband and I am forever correcting the horrendous grammar of the sportscasters. They also tend to make up words that don’t exist lol. Pet peave….people who write “towards”. The dictionary has adopted our poor grammar just because everyone says it. The proper use is toward, as in, she walked toward the doorway. Also abused is the word “I”. When used as the subject of a sentence, I can be used. When used as the object of the verb, it switches to me. They gave the present to Mary and me. If you take out “Mary”, you wouldn’t say, They gave the present to I.
    Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox lol. It’s been a fun ride Mary and I always enjoy your wit and humor.

    Blessings to you both and I’ll be sure to check out the videos,
    Bev xx

  2. Lucretia,

    Welcome to In (Courage). You definitely are the poster child for irony. Winter smell: heat! Like you I love dark chocolate anything & dancing. You can find me dancing around my kitchen often. Hubby loves hazelnut coffee. I find it hard to believe that this country is still having racial issues. God doesn’t discriminate against color or race. Saddens me that we must have these conversations. You see it on the news all the time. People killing people in the name of color/race. So much hatred in this country. Thank you for taking a stand & educating the public on this hot topic. I grew up outside Tampa, FL. Desegregation was trying to come about. Blacks were bused to white schools & in 6-7th grade whites were bused to black schools. Seems crazy to me. I don’t understand why in 2018 we can’t all get along. Keep up the good work! May God bless you & your family this Christmas & throughout the new year!

    Mary,

    I’ve resonated with your writing since the beginning. Nice to finally get to know you. I am an Enneagram type 2, and my Myers-Briggs is ISFJ. Wasn’t aware that you co-wrote Sara Frankl’s book Choose Joy. I remember her writing. So sad she died young. She knew how to enjoy life in the midst of that disease. We tell ourselves that we should choose joy. That isn’t always easy. Life happens. Sometimes it can be messy & hard. Loved your post “When the Holidays are Hard”. They seem to be hard for my family all the time. In August 2009 mom died so it was dad’s first Christmas alone. I did my best to make it good for him. Each year we don’t know which holidays my hubby will work. This year he has to go in Christmas day. Makes it hard to enjoy the holidays. I pray God will richly bless the podcast. Love your spirit of happiness which it was contagious!!

    Blessings 🙂

  3. Love this spotlight! When we read from Lucretia and Mary all the time as well as all of the other great women, learning more about them is one of my fave sections on Incourage. I’ve been reading here for the last several years and love this group of women.

    Lucretia, you had me cracking up and you definitely have something special to share with us . Mary, another great writer and queso and chips are amazing…is it too early to have for breakfast, now I’m craving some , lol

    My fave hot drink is spicy chai latte with soy

    Merry Christmas and blessings to all of you here at Incourage!