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Redemption: Hopefully God Redeemed Me Once I Explained the Green Apple Jolly Rancher Was Part of My Halloween Stash from the Start

Redemption: Hopefully God Redeemed Me Once I Explained the Green Apple Jolly Rancher Was Part of My Halloween Stash from the Start

Because I grew up eating Southern Baptist guilt for Sunday brunch, I felt like I needed to request God’s forgiveness for everything. My nightly prayers comprised a litany of offenses – anything from making fun of my teacher’s pronunciation of the date (Mondee, Tuesdee, Wednesdee, etc.) to stealing a diary key from a boutique and burying it in my backyard. I convulsed on my bed sobbing, desperate for redemption.