The Upswing

I’d like to introduce you to the outfit that’s had a leading role around these parts the past week or so: Pink Leopard Print Pajamas. Can be worn with thermals underneath or as a a stand-alone fashion statement. If you’re going to be quarantined at home with stupid Omicron, you might as well look good….

Merry Christmas, Jerks!

We are quick to put others in boxes these days. We’ve all been guilty of it. We’ve been judged and been found wanting. We’ve judged others just as mercilessly and decided they aren’t worth our energy anymore. You’ve been a jerk to people this past couple years. Unless your crowd is thoroughly tight-lipped with their…

Gut Check

I had finally, finally, worked up the courage to have a diagnostic procedure done to determine the viability of my remaining tube. In a cold, sterile room, pantsless, I was bracing myself for impending unpleasantness when the doctor casually mentioned I’d have to take an antibiotic if they found a blockage because the liquid they…

My God Story

Guys. I have NEVER had it all together. Not before I was a Christian, and not since becoming one. I fall short every day. But if God can take the mess I was, the girl who thought she had zero value, then he can do the same for you. The amazing thing is, he longs…

Stop The Violence

I was in tears at the gym today. It’s not because I did a twelve hour shift yesterday (Apparently Portugal costs money and no one has yet volunteered to pay for my ticket). I was tired but functional. It’s because I was watching CNN’s coverage of the shootings in Dallas. It’s because the reason they…

A Prayer for the Addict

You aren’t sweet but somehow you rot teeth. You bought my neighbor an Acura SUV and I’m still driving a  2003 Galant. You’re a cold blooded killer. You make people broke and desperate. You tear apart families and friendships. You make evil people rich and sick people sicker. You shatter the future with cheap fulfillment…

Me+You= Us

Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It’s a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated. -Alveda King Most Christian ‘believers’ tend to echo the cultural prejudices and worldviews of the dominant group…