Here’s The Church, Here’s The People

About once a month when I was young, my mom would drive us down to Palestine, Texas, where my family is from, and she would drag us to church. I would walk in, and there would always be adults telling me what to do, what I couldn’t do, to stop talking so loud,...

Let God Be God

If you don’t know me, I’m one who likes to be in control. I have expectations, and I feel like I am the only one who can do the necessary steps to reach that level of expectation. When I have to release that control to someone or something else, I worry. I...

First Things First

In elementary school, my priority was having fun, whether that be with friends in class, with my older sister at home, or being an adventurous kid in the great city of Quinlan, Texas. When I got into middle school and the first half of high school, women scared me a...

What’s Your Worth?

Growing up, I was outnumbered. I still am to this day. What I mean by this is that I have five sisters, and there’s just one son: me. I never got hand-me-down clothes, and I got my own toys because boys don’t like Barbies. My first bike, however, was pink...

How Beautiful Are The Feet

I’m not much of a traveler. Growing up, my family didn’t take too many trips or vacations, and I was fine with that. I’m one of those people who is almost completely content in whatever environment I find myself. Traveling gives me anxiety, because I...
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