All-American Girl

| This is the 122nd story of Our Life Logs | I was just another “All-American girl,” born to a hard-working single mom of North Philly in the glorious 90s. My weekends were spent racing through backstreets on my roller blades, attending church services, and putting on full-fledged Michael Jackson performances with my mom and big sister for the fully-mirrored-wall of our living room. These … Continue reading All-American Girl

My Oma Was a Nazi

| This story was shared with Our Life Logs by Evelyn McCord | With politics dividing this country, and “Nazi” being used on both sides of the divide, I often wonder how people can come back together.  Sometimes, looking to the past, to my past, I can find hope for the future.  You see, my grandmother was a Nazi.  Her best friend was a Jew.  … Continue reading My Oma Was a Nazi

Seeing Beyond the Music

| This is the 118th story of Our Life Logs | I was born the oldest of eight children in a very musical, Catholic family in southern Minnesota. My parents cared deeply about our education, and we were all home-schooled. They were highly skilled musicians, but unfortunately, our family was very poor because neither of my parents made much at their teaching careers. My family … Continue reading Seeing Beyond the Music

The Little Metal Suitcase

| This is the 68th story of Our Life Logs | I was born in 1961, and grew up in Toluca, Mexico with my mother, father, my four siblings, and my father’s family. We lived in a tiny, one-bedroom abode, because my father did not make much money being a school teacher. He was often innovative, once using newspaper to keep our feet safe when our … Continue reading The Little Metal Suitcase

The Gift of Miracles

This is the 63rd story of Our Life Logs.   I had read in the Bible about miracles, but I had big doubts about them ever happening to me. Because of my beliefs, I was always skeptical. It was not until God started showing me the miracles in my life that that I saw the possibilities, and it changed my life forever. 1 | Anger Issues I … Continue reading The Gift of Miracles

I Will Not Fail

| This is the 52nd story of Our Life Logs. | I grew up in Marshall, Texas, the youngest in a mix of 10 children. My father was never in the picture. He left my mother long before I could even remember. My mother had only an eighth-grade education and was prone to severe anxiety, and so we lived on welfare. There were times in my early childhood … Continue reading I Will Not Fail