Deconstructing a Child’s Identity

Her little eyes were fixed on the perfected marching ants. She followed them until she lost sight of them. She giggled to herself as she thought out a mischief. The little girl skipped all the way home singing songs out loud. She’d say things like, “Mommy look, the moon is following me,” or asked questions such as, “Is the sun a ball of fire or is it long spaghetti strings of light going in different directions?” She though herself a princess, literally. She wore her mothers heels and ruled her world. In her mind. She intrinsically knew God loved her and she felt powerful. This five year old was fierce […]

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I’m Bruised

My heart is bruised. My mind decaying. The silence. It causes chaos. This darkness. It’s never ending. I stand on waters in the middle of the sea with surrounding roaring winds. I fall to my knees, but I do not sink. I cannot worship. I cannot scream. I’m choking. “Where is your God? Oh my soul, Where is your God?” He sits on His throne with Might and Power. His eyes of blazing fire, hair like white snow, and burnished bronze feet. He sits…. What are you doing up there? Can’t you see me?! Look at me! Don’t ignore me! It feels like you are tearing my heart apart. I’m […]

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You are Perfect in Every Way

“Worthless. Worthless! Worthless!! Worthless!!! Worthless!!!! Worthless!!!!!” A tempest of tears stream from my eyes down to my hoodie. I can’t make since of the perfection he listed with such detail: “You are perfect in every way. I love everything about you; the way you think, the way you carry yourself. You are confident and beautiful inside and out. I love your heart, the way you love God, you are obedient to Him and you have compassion for people. I love your smile and your dimples. I love the powerful woman you have become and you’re only going to get better. Damn. You are perfect in every way. You live a […]

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