Public, Private, and Secret Self

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve spent more time considering the differences between how others perceive me and how I know the real me to actually be. Looking at myself from the outside, I know I have a great life. I live in the best country in the world, I am married to my best friend, … Continue reading Public, Private, and Secret Self



“I don’t want you to pretend you are rich,” my Dad told me when I left for college. Until then, I didn’t know I lived in the ghetto. My Mom was the neighborhood doctor, and my Dad worked in a dental office. Our community never felt dangerous. My parents told me the people I associated … Continue reading Favored


Jesus didn’t say life would be easy, but you can persevere through anything. I grew up with one parent most of my life who kept putting her children in the arms of abusive men. When I was 11 years old, I sat across the courtroom from my stepdad and testified against him. I was scared … Continue reading Loved