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A mindshift

I’ll have to admit that the last three months have been a little rough for me.   Which probably seems funny coming from a woman who got married a few months ago.   I caught up.   With one year’s…

A wedding dress cry

My mom and I are in a high-maintenance, long-distance relationship. She is my life confidante and was the ultimate cheerleader to my wedding year.   She had been watching and praying for this moment her whole life. Charles’ walking into…

i don’t love you more than my daddy

When I was applying to college, my parents didn’t loan me money to go away for school. My mom and dad, who have always known what is best for me, decided this wasn’t what they were willing to spend money…

Rachel Varkey & Charles Samuel Wedding

Our Vows

We’ve received a few requests to post our vows online. Charles’ tasked us (me) with keeping our vows under 300 words, so we could find a way to succinctly share our love to each other on our wedding day. We…

Hatch a chicken or two.

My mother often tells me not to count my chickens before they hatch. I’m a planner by nature and it’s easy for me to get to the sequel before the movie begins. The sequel usually looks nothing like the movie…

Hiding.

“13 But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, 14 for the light makes everything visible.” Last year, I started a lackluster relationship with a guy I had met at a party. This guy and…

The language of the victim

“No harm will come to you if you humble yourself. God will bless you if you do.” My mother often tells me this when she is asking me to apologize to someone who doesn’t deserve it. She, like many others,…

He found me in the field

Eight months ago, I was blissfully living a very single, focused, and uninhibited life. We are talking forever third wheel, single women’s symbol, type of single. I had no intention of marriage in 2017, 2018, and possibly a few years…

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