Tearing off the Hood of Shame

Cue the fire and brimstone voice: You are a sinner!  You are a mere worm!  You do not deserve forgiveness!  If you do not repent, if you do not accept Christ as your savior, you worthless sinner, then you are destined for the lake of fire, a horrible place with unending wailing and gnashing of teeth! Messages like the one above are the reason why my family joked that every time I went to church as a young girl, I “walked the aisle” to repent and be absolutely 100% sure I wouldn’t be thrown in that fiery lake. While many … Continue reading Tearing off the Hood of Shame

Heavy Duty

My washing machine has more features than my car!  I can do a second rinse, a soak, and a prewash.  I can do laundry for light, medium, or heavy soil levels, and I can wash it cold/cold, cold/warm, warm/warm, and hot/cold.  There’s a button on there that gives the clothes an extended spin.  I can select Normal, Delicate, Handwash, Jeans, or Heavy Duty. Trouble is, I pretty much use one setting, all the time.  I always like our clothes washed in HOT water because I like the illusion of all the little germy germs getting washed away (although I know … Continue reading Heavy Duty