Have you ever looked someone in the eyes and… shuttered? Almost as if they were looking into your soul? Goodness, if you haven’t, let me tell you – What a naked and vulnerable feeling. The common immediate response is to look away. Drop the eye contact. Hide yourself again. Justify the disconnection you just made by running through the files of memories you’re convinced could surely scare anyone away. But maybe it didn’t happen like that for you? Maybe it was in the process of getting to know someone else. Thankfully, this is not an experience solely limited to romantic relationships either. The idea of being fully known can be a scary one. But in this season, the Lord has been challenging me to keep the eye contact and take deep breaths through the uncomfortable shutters.
Poem dedicated to underlying fears of rejection Impatience is my best attribute in situations like this I pick driver seats apart with stares of glaring disapproval I’m disconnected from the feeling of the steering wheel underneath my fingers Or the sound of the muffled engine Matching the pace of my tapping index appendage I’m sitting…Read more »
“Located on your left and right are EXIT signs illuminated in case of an emergency. When it is time to exit, please do swiftly and promptly.” Not sure about you guys, but escape plans are comforting to me. To know I can escape when danger is imminent, near, approaching. Nothing is better for my over…Read more »
Raise your hand if you’re from the South. Raise your hand if you grew up going to church more than once a week. Raise your hand if the main concept you held onto was to avoid hell at all costs. Here we go. The awkward stuff. Haha. But trust me. It won’t get too deep.…Read more »
I have heard some really great stories, read some awesome books, watched some amazing movies. But the plot would not be as engaging without a key ingredient. Irony. Good ole irony. And as entertaining as it is to see this term unfold in stories disconnected from us, it doesn’t always have the same amusing…Read more »
Disclaimers: This post is not to bash any male or female for their own personal preference in dating. I understand the bias is on both ends of the spectrum, but I will primarily focus on males and their reactions. Also, if you are someone who says, “dating is of the devil, we COURT around these parts”. Listen,…Read more »
First off, let us take a moment to appreciate our God-given skin, crooked smiles, uneven hairlines, chubby cheeks, tight or big eyes, big or small noses, for some, asymmetrical faces and…well….all of what we are naturally. This is me. Without makeup. Without fake hair. Without the long lashes. Without the fresh cut (haha). And I could…Read more »