Month: June 2016

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I Never Felt Welcome in Church Until This

"You're looking for beer and hymns?" "Does it look that obvious?" I asked the waitress. "Yep. You've got the look they all have when they're coming for the first time." She must've meant sheepish, tired, and emotionally compromised, because that is exactly how I looked and felt. I hadn't slept much since the week before when I woke up to news about the Orlando shootings. Every night this past week I've been plagued with these violent, vivid dreams. In one, I see the ghost of my friend staring back at me in a mirror. In another, I'm back in my reparative therapy groups. In another still, my body is being violated... I wake up in cold sweats, startled, trying to…