Category: Health

Growing Pains

by Denin Koch I fumbled for cash, returning my debit card to my wallet. That way my parents wouldn’t see this purchase among the other charges on my online checking account. They wouldn’t approve.

Uncovering Shame

by Lani Caraway I am thirty-four years old. I have birthed two children and bested cancer. I live in a body wracked with pain and plagued by numbness. Stretch-marks, scars, and bruises color my skin. I carry stories, songs, dreams,…

Hydration

by Cara Strickland It was my first time sleeping away from home. I was nervous, but excited. I had heard stories about camp and expected it to be a wonderful bonding experience. I knew one other girl and I put…

Goddess Great

by Harmony Button My one and only experience with church camp was on a sleep-away youth group retreat. The camp was in the Adirondacks, at the edge of a lake. I was new to youth group, having aced my way…