Looking Good but Living a Lie

At twenty-seven I thought I had everything going for me. I made decent money as a waiter pursuing an acting career in Hollywood. I drove a red convertible, had an agent, and partied every night with a different woman. Whatever happened to the kid who grew up going to Catholic school

Done Doing it My Way!

It was the summer of 2002, and I finally hit rock bottom. My husband left me, I suffered a nervous breakdown, and I resorted to writing a suicide letter to God. But He knew I wouldn’t realize I needed Him until I lost everything. I was raised in a Christian home, but by the time […]

Don’t Need to Run Away Anymore

As a young child, I was a hard-working, exemplary student throughout elementary school and the beginning of middle school.  Once eighth grade started, I began to spend time with the wrong crowd.  I knew the stuff they did was wrong, but still I adopted their habits.  Smoking,

Strong Arms and True Strength

“Ready, go!” were the only words I heard, and then it was over. The year was 1980, and I was competing at a Canadian Arm-wrestling Tournament on a friend’s offer to pay my entry fee. Though this was only my first victory, it propelled the course of my life—one I never could have

Looking for Mr. Wonderful

When I was in high school, I was blessed to have a lot of titles. Cheerleader. Honors Student. Student Body President. But there was one title I found depressing. Dateless. I think I was the only one to graduate from high school without being asked out. Ever. No movies. No fast food jaunts.