What's in a Word?

What's in a Word?

It’s a little difficult to put myself back into a third-grade mindset and write this as if it were happening currently. But I can tell you that my memories are sharp and the details fine-tuned from replaying it repeatedly over the years. It’s one of those scenes that would be a fascinating psychological study if you could re-gather the main characters and have each tell the incident from their point of view. But all I can tell you . . . is my own. I remember it this way.

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Where Does Need Take Us?

Where Does Need Take Us?

I was seventeen years old with one baby in the crib and another one on the way, I suffered from morning sickness throughout the day, and I had a husband who didn’t care about me or the babies he had fathered. In his mind, I was a failure in the kitchen—I didn’t cook like his mother—and I was a failure in the bedroom—I was not the sweet young thing he wanted me to be. I was exhausted, depressed, and uncomfortably big with child. 

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What Does Forgiveness Look Like?

What Does Forgiveness Look Like?

To take a break from my reading, I sit down on the cold tile of my office in married student housing, pull out the bottom drawer of the file cabinet nearest the door, and begin rummaging through some of my personal files that I had managed to preserve over the years of moving around. The wind is howling outside and clouds are causing a shadowed darkness to fall over this part of the campus. (An excerpt from my book, The Impostor Affect: A Closer Look by a Classic Case)

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