Archives for March 2015

When Our Perfection Crumbles

It was going to be perfect. After days of searching, I had finally found the ideal recipe for my life group’s Chocolate Night: a heavenly-sounding fruit crumble involving fresh pears, hearty spices, and creamy Nutella. The recipe claimed it would only take forty minutes, start to finish. Forty minutes. For a snazzy-sounding dessert. With Nutella. […]

When Loneliness Whispers “You’re Worthless”

The soon-to-be bride and groom sat in the back seat of my car, fingers entwined, glowing with happiness as they stole furtive glances at one another. “So…how did you two meet?” I asked, steering my car through a roller coaster of country roads en route to our photo location. He couldn’t contain his smile. “We […]

The Meanest Words Anyone Ever Said To Me

Can you still remember the meanest words anyone ever said to you? I sure can. Those words haunt me to this day. Their shadow lingers always, gnawing at the vulnerable places of my heart. No one will ever love someone like you. You are completely, utterly worthless. You are a miserable failure. These words, they […]