Follow My Lead

Can I see your id? I wasn’t buying the case of Corona for a party. Or stocking up for a big tailgating event before the game. Or even stashing it away for a girls’ weekend. I was buying it for our community group from church — dinner at our house and Mexican was on the…

Only If, Even If

Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband and to live together in marriage; do you promise to love, comfort, honor and keep him, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, be faithful only to him, so long as you both shall…

Mistakes

My past is a shameful place. Being confronted by police officers on a dark road with a college boyfriend, the two of us in a very compromising position. And it wasn’t the only time we were caught. Nights when I would sit in my room and wait for a boy to sneak over to the…

Three Weeks

I learned how to starve myself when I was nineteen. My memories of that time in life are like etchings in concrete. I can’t forget them. A toxic mix of immaturity and discontentment, I was conforming to an ideal shaped in my own mind and encouraged by a near-perfect mother. She was beautiful every day…