The Value Game (and other lies I’ve told myself)

I’ve established a mental hierarchy based on relationship status. In some part of my mind, I believe that, the deeper I go in a relationship, the more valuable I become. Like value is being incrementally poured into me when I find out someone likes me, wants to date me or be my boyfriend. Conversely, if I’m not dating anyone, it is because I am less valuable—less valuable than others who are dating people. Less valuable than I myself would be, if only I were in a relationship…

Submission Guidelines (Christian Literary Review)

“Peace on earth” (Submission Guidelines) Remember with us, those who were shot down in their synagogue last Saturday. Reflect with us on the pain that hatred brings. Learn with us how to cry out as the Psalmist did: “We fall crushed to the ground; we lie defeated in the dust. Come to our aid! BecauseContinue reading “Submission Guidelines (Christian Literary Review)”

Are you going to eat that?

For me, practicing self-control with food is a lot harder when the food is right in front of me. Sure I may have the ingredients for cookies scattered throughout my pantry, but avoiding the food processor is a lot easier than turning up my nose to a Danish sample at the grocery store. It’s aContinue reading “Are you going to eat that?”