Fig Leaf

Wrestling in the dark with unbelief, Hiding from your eyes my sins so base. I was born clutching a fig leaf, A broken image alive in disgrace. In a world of sinners I am the chief. Your halls of light I would only efface With my unclean presence, however brief. You call to me, and... Continue Reading →


Wondering if Romance is Still Real (The Answer is Yes)

Over the holiday season, I worked at Barnes and Noble.  The quickest path to the break room through the shelves heavy with thousands of books was down the romance aisle. Now, I’ve never considered myself a typical girl.  Sure, I played with dolls growing up, but I also spent hours outside in the dirt.  My... Continue Reading →

Never Forsaken

Change has never been easy for me, and still isn't.  When something big changes, I become a tumultuous emotional wreck, and react in extremes.  Recently, that means vacillating between "my life is meaningless and I'll never do anything worthwhile" and "I'm going to drop everything and travel everywhere and move to the farthest away place I... Continue Reading →


Last Wednesday, in the youth group where I volunteer, we were talking about being servants.  In the midst of our discussion, one of my girls blurted out, "Can we talk about something else?  This makes me really uncomfortable." My first instinct was to blame her response on her upbringing in our wealthy, superficial Orange County,... Continue Reading →

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