Posts by NowWhat? Magazine

Stranded

“Floating coffin,” said my husband as we watched the small boat head out to sea with our son, Rory, and...

Water Lilies

That day marked absolute failure and regret, though all I did was spill the milk. I left my refuge for...

Message to the Heart

“The Lord will fight for you; you just need to be still” (Exodus 14:14, NIV). Gravel crunched under my shoes....

The Anorexia Challenge

“Mandy looks like she’s dying,” someone in the next pew whispered. I snapped back from confused thoughts. Glancing at my...

Forget Not

“When can I go back to work?” my husband asked. “Whoa . . . slow down,” the orthopedic surgeon responded....

Broken

I moaned as the paramedics transferred me from their stretcher to the hospital bed. The ER staff converged upon me,...

Emerging Whole

At age 19, I found myself walking into my first meeting of a 12 Step group for recovering alcoholics near...

A Multitude of Sins

What kind of monster screams at her children like that? Red-faced, chest heaving, spitting as I snarl. How horrible it...

The Battle with Envy

Four bedrooms. Two levels. Lovely hardwood floors, a huge kitchen complete with island counter and trees outside every window. I...

Until Our Final Breath

Torrential rains reflected my tortured soul as we said goodbye to my dad one cold day in February. The memorial...

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