Author: Lisa Black

What do we do when the world stops spinning?

I’ve heard it said that you never forget where you were or what you were doing when an event occurs that changes everything. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I had little reference for large scale traumatic events that left you standing still and shaking from head to toe. That all changed on  April 20,1999. I will never forget shutting the door to my office, gathering around a radio with my coworkers and listening as the reporter released the minimal details of an unknown shooter that had just unleashed hell on Columbine High School, just an hour north...

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Why Wonder Woman made me cry

This summer I found myself sitting in a dark theater with my husband and a hundred or so other Americans looking for some entertainment on a Friday night. However, about 10 minutes into Wonder Woman the movie, I started crying.  By the time Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) was fearlessly forging her way through “no man’s land” with nothing but her shield, her sword, and her courage, I was pretty much sobbing to the point where my man leaned in and whispered, “Are you gonna make it?” and pushed butter-soaked napkins to my cheeks. In between my big fat tears,...

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Rise Up and Fall on your Knees; Not One More!

We are in the midst of a movement; after you read this, please consider sharing with your networks and joining us, thank you!  Last week I flew into Colorado Springs, the place where our family lived for over 20 years— where we raised our children, where we worked, played, laughed, prayed, and grieved.  I drove down the street where our old house stands, the last place we saw our son alive before drugs and despair stole his mind and his destiny.  New families fill some of the houses and familiar faces are around every turn. Colorado Springs is still breathtakingly...

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The truth about Motherhood

Social media makes everything seem easier, appear more glamorous, and look more beautiful than it really is. Pregnancy and motherhood are made to look more like a professional magazine layout when you are scrolling through Facebook, but it rarely reveals the truth of what is really going on behind the scenes.   Your husband’s loving hand on your growing belly is sweet, all the birthday pics of babies in tutu’s are precious, we should take pictures of these days, we should remember them with joy.  But let’s be honest, having little children is absurdly hard work…and I don’t miss...

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