My Last Pill

Today may just seem like an ordinary Monday. But not to me. Today is the day I take my last anti-anxiety pill. MY LAST PILL.  Last July, I sat in the doctor’s office as she explained the side effects of escitalopram.  I remember sitting there desperate. My panic attacks had become more frequent and I would wake…

Letting Things Go

No, I’m not writing about Frozen. In fact, when I first decided to write a post, I went on a tangent about politics. It’s sitting in my draft file. But after thinking about it, I realized that I am becoming quite the cynic. I am a very passionate person and get very heated when talking about…

A Poem for My Sisters in Christ

Oh sister, dear sister, Do not believe their lies. You don’t need that perfect body or that gap between your thighs. The very world we live in Will taunt you for your flaws. You’ll become victim to the mirror, conforming to our culture’s laws. You’ll curse the curves you’re born with. You’ll curse your lovely…

I’ve never kissed my boyfriend.

“How will you know if you’re compatible if you guys have never kissed?” This question is the very reason why my boyfriend and I haven’t made a big deal about the fact that we haven’t kissed yet. We haven’t lied about it or hidden it and, if you asked us, we’d tell you without shame….

The Danger of Being Happy

I have come to realize that our culture is obsessed with the idea of happiness. We want to be happy at all cost. We base major life decisions on this desire for happiness: what friends to make, what college to go to, where to work, who to marry. Heck, it’s even in our Constitution. We…

A Day in Ezra: Chapter 2

EZRA CHAPTER 2 Key Verses: 1 Now these were the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried captive to Babylonia. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town. 2 They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah,Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai,…

Trials: God’s Teaching Tool

We’ve all been through trials, though they look different to everyone. A trial could be a bad day at work, parent’s divorce, battling depression, or a a midlife crisis. One person’s trial is no different than another’s and all can be pretty tough to deal with. I’ve had a pretty rough time these past few months and…

Call Me Eustace

“The water was as clear as anything and I thought if I could get in there and bathe it would ease the pain in my leg. but the lion told me I must undress first. Mind you, I don’t know if he said any words out loud or not. I was just going to say…

Twinning

And after almost a year living apart from my twin sister, I’ve learned a lot about myself and about her. It’s been a really interesting year with a lot of changes. The last couple days have been hard because we’ve been fighting (yes, we can still fight with 5 hours between us) and it’s really…

God Doesn’t Give Ratings

A group of wonderful Watermark attenders and fellow co-workers decided to start a weekly e-mail blast of devotionals to our fellow co-workers and invited me along the journey. Here is this week’s post: Good morning! This week marks the 8th week of my first busy season ever! I graduated from SMU in May 2012 and…