September 15 2014

Like A Virgin


I lost my virginity in a hotel room. It was not like the movies, no dramatic musical crescendos, no perfectly crafted lines of dialogue, just two people cautiously traveling each other's bodies for the first …

What Your Selfie REALLY Says About You


Do you know what sacred waits behind perfect, colored panes? Stained glass windows aren't crafted for strip clubs. Glorious gives glimpse to glory: Beneath still beauty moves the holy.


September 10 2014

I ask, and yet


My father called with the news that my grandmother wasn’t well. She hadn’t been well for some time; she was in her nineties, and the years were catching up. We made a hasty decision. We …


September 09 2014

The Gas Station Evangelist


My husband was tethered to our car by the gas pump when I noticed a strange man walking toward us. I was glad chrome and glass distanced us but I felt for my husband, a polite …

We Gave Birth in a Hospital That Wasn’t Being Bombed


My wife and I fell in love to the sounds of distant gunfire and the sonic boom of fighter jets. We went out on our first date to a steak house just down the road …


September 08 2014

Being Saved by Beauty


“One thing have I asked of the LORD, one thing will I seek: to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD in …

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