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Posts tagged ‘shame’

I told a huge lie — and I’ll never forget how God handled it

When I was 18, I told the most elaborate lie of my life and I did it because I was lazy.

I worked at the meat department of a grocery store where the assistant manager, Harold Johnson (a pseudonym), was known for recruiting meat department employees to stock shelves. That wasn’t my job and I was determined to avoid it. Read more

Clawing Away at our Brokenness

When I was a teenager, I was grateful that I had few zits on my face.  I hated, however, the fact that I had them all over my back.

It was a social hazard to go swimming or change my shirt around other teens.  I couldn’t bear the thought of my peers seeing my acne-covered back and being grossed out by me.  So I did the only thing I knew to effectively get rid of it: I baked my fair skin in the sun until it burned.  Read more