Oh God: Today’s Seven Deadly Sin is lust. I saw that and rolled my eyes. I already confessed “lusting in my heart” Jimmy-Carter style in my adultery confession and wasn’t really in the mood to revisit this (sorry if that’s bad). But of course, not all lust is sexual lust. In fact, with me, most […]
Oh, dear God: I suppose it was somewhere between trips to the buffet–to refill my plate with the tiny Belgian waffles smothered with peaches and syrup, even though I was already quite full from the other tiny waffles and the omelette and the bacon and potatoes and fruit and whatnot–that I realized perhaps I had […]
God: Today I confess my lack of trust. In you. Specifically, for the times I plow through, rush ahead. Of you. You’d think by now I’d have learned to slow down, to wait, to know that you’ve got it all in your hands, that all will be well, in your timing, but alas. My knee-jerk is […]
So God: I need to confess a judgementy sin yet again. How funny it is (or, maybe not funny) that I don’t think I judge the “big stuff,” bur people’s little pesky, gnatty sins? I relish taking notice and internally critiquing those. And I did it once again when I heard the story of a […]
Dear God: Forgive my snappiness and my knee-jerks. Forgive me when I yell or sass instead of taking a breath or a break. Amen Click here for the other confessions and click here for the reason I’m even doing this.
So God: I know–because I’ve heard the low whispers, faced the full questions–that some wonder if I haven’t humiliated my family, my husband, my kids, beyond belief by writing about our financial desperation in Broke. And I get why people would be concerned. There’s so much shame associated with being broke, not having enough to pay the […]