That Intended Joy: God’s Goodness Wrapped in a Man Who Doesn’t Return My Affection

Lately, my journal has been filled more with admissions that I don't know how to pray than with prayers themselves when it comes to the boy. So, I ask God to teach me. I've been lamenting that here I am, once again, desiring someone who doesn't desire me, feeling overly emotionally invested in something so … Continue reading That Intended Joy: God’s Goodness Wrapped in a Man Who Doesn’t Return My Affection

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Searching for Mr. Sharpie

He arrived two minutes early, blazered and buttoned up, with shoulders, as he put it, as wide as my hips. Finding our table, we exchanged compliments on how improved the date versions of ourselves were over our post-workout versions who had met the Saturday before on the edge of Chinatown. Had I not chosen the … Continue reading Searching for Mr. Sharpie

Pride, Prejudice, Pressure and Pain: Becoming a Skeptical Receiver

Upon receiving my first debit card 16 years ago when I started college, I promptly began to spend and spend big. With movie scenes depicting cards being declined at fancy restaurants in the back of my mind, I thought that once its balance reached zero, my card would stop letting me make purchases. I soon … Continue reading Pride, Prejudice, Pressure and Pain: Becoming a Skeptical Receiver