The Pink Ranger

“And oft, my jealousy shapes faults that are not.” -William Shakespeare Ever notice how, at different periods in history, some horrible behaviors are deemed more acceptable than others? Envy is ugly but acceptable; just a tad less fashionable than  greed (a sin so pervasive that we honor it, calling it “ambition”). It’s acceptable to look at someone’s life…

Club Fed

Before I turned 30, I used to think I was doing something right in terms of what I ate. I stayed somewhere between 109 and 112 pounds for YEARS. (What was my superpower?) But a few things happened to cause a shift in my easygoing food/weight relationship: I turned 30 I started grad school while…

Neverending Story

My issue with the beauty industry isn’t the makeup or skin care itself. After 20+ years of wearing makeup, I would hope that makeup would just be a tool for me to use sometimes. I could wear it when I want to, and when I choose to go without it, my skin will breathe and thank…

A Primer on My History with Makeup

My relationship with beauty products has been dubious since I first began to wear makeup in the 8th grade. It was 1996, and after receiving a massive sunburn at a marching band competition (yes, I was very popular and cool), I needed something to cover up the blazing redness of my facial features. And where…

Clothed.

“Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling…” 2 Corinthians 5:2 I hate shopping. Row after row of hangers that you feel obliged to dig through, the lost hours you spend trying on clothes that pinch and sag and wash you out, only to walk away with either empty hands, or an…