Why I Hate Dress Shopping

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. – Romans 12:2

I’ve spent several weeks now hitting hard on our need for repentance, purity, prayer and sound doctrine. Today I’m taking a brief departure from matters of the heart to focus on how our culture has made it almost impossible to find (more…)

Don’t Go Breaking Their Hearts: A Message to Young Women

As a young woman, I transitioned from awkward and geeky to what some men considered attractive without noticing the transition myself. Ungrounded in my faith and uninstructed about my conduct, I naively pursued friendships with men without a second thought about whether those men could have had feelings for me. It took advice from a man to open my eyes to (more…)

Clearing the Path of Stumbling Blocks

I am night blind. Years ago, I took my dog for a long walk right around dusk. It was summer, and I live in Florida, so I wore the standard-issue sleeveless top and shorts. Each of these points is important, people, because of what happened next.

Before I even realized what was happening, my foot caught in a bike ramp made of fresh (more…)