When I am Tempted to Worship Johnny Depp

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  My husband is currently building a cabana on Johnny Depp’s private island in the Bahamas. This is really great, I’ve learned, for getting everybody’s attention in a bar. It’s actually kind of hilarious how the conversation goes. Me: …

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April 25 2014

Grace for the Addict

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  In the seventh grade, I won the Ramsey County Police Department Poetry Contest after I penned a poem telling anyone addicted to nicotine to just stop it. It was a district wide contest; a winner …

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April 25 2014

Naming the Master

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Emotional abuse is an actual thing. I know because I was abused this way by an authority figure for the better part of my life. The difficult thing about emotional abuse is that it doesn’t get the …

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April 24 2014

rockets and waterfalls

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It was the last song of the night, and the house was on its feet, abuzz. We flung long tresses wildly, and bespectacled hipsters imperceptibly bobbed their heads. The band requested attendees dress in costume …

Well, you know

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I. The other day I was wondering why A Deeper Story doesn’t feature more stories about sex. Not about the politics of sex, or the abuse of sex. Sex. But then I realized that stories about …

The 5 Stages of (Faith) Loss

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  You were a good Christian. You memorized all the Bible verses in Sunday school. You prayed at the flagpole on the fourth Wednesday of September. You wore the t-shirts and read your Bible and you …

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