WE ALL LOSE FIRST I used to hate my story. You know, the one that explains how you got from where you were “back then” to “where I am today.” I hated mine because I hated my traumas, my mistakes. I hated my decisions and the way people who were hurt by my lack of… Read More Winning the Battle of Inner Conflict: Loving the Story that Defines Us
Are niceness and kindness the same? They’re not. Niceness is being agreeable, or pleasant. Kindness is benevolence; being friendly, generous, or considerate. What makes the difference between them important? There’s nothing wrong about niceness as a quality unless it’s a facade. Niceness has a cunning way of being the smiley face in front of a… Read More Bold & Kind: Feeding Christians Protein-Style Manna
Day-to-day trivialities sometimes get the best of us, we can start there. We tend to get lost in the little things instead of enamored by them. Rather than being carried up in awe by the quiet of nature, we become bent out of place by horns honking, vulgar language spewed by impatient people unconscious to… Read More Trivialities: The Path of “Right” Little Things and How to Appreciate the Rest
It can get easy to think—especially during more difficult times—that our fight is a one-man battle. But truthfully, this very banal and short-sighted mentality always results with unnecessary pain in our personal lives. BARE-BONED EXISTENCE: AN EARLY GRAVE What am I talking about, really? At its heart, I’m referring to the deleterious emotional atmosphere of… Read More A One-Man Battle Plan: What Will it Take to Truly Live?
Someone once said this blog is like a place of Christian musings. I can see how that could describe the nature of these articles. Every day is a new experience to refine what is known, and to introduce what is unknown to the docile spirit. LIKE CHRISTIANITY, LIKE MARRIAGE Christianity is a little like a… Read More Christian Musings #54
Matthew 24:10: “Then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.” Matthew 24:12: “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold–“ This is already happening in the world today. The love of many has already grown cold, and many betray and hate one another. It’s not something we have to wait for or dread, it’s right in front… Read More Divorcing Ourselves from Chaos
CHOICES AND WISDOM Life is too short to hate oneself. It is even too short to hate life. There’s really only enough time to suffer in order to understand how to love oneself and others at a deeper level; that we could have revealed in our hearts the real beauty of the truth and nature… Read More The War Within Ourselves: At the Heart Of How To Love
THE PATH LESS TRAVELLED Urgency. When we hear that word, we picture intensity and an attitudinal hastiness in spirit. What would cause this urgency in someone, and what is the worth behind it? When we believe in something so strongly, it isn’t uncommon for that belief to galvanize us to do something in response. What… Read More Losing Religious Fear: Leaving A Bigger Impact
AFRAID TO KNOW WHAT WE KNOW If you’re like me, you have been influenced by people in ways that caused you to question yourself along the years, but the real questioning has always been “who are you?” from your own third perspective. You’ve noticed some others tend to act fearless, sometimes like they have all… Read More Do We Really Know Ourselves?
Sometimes, the hardest part of walking in faith is the spiritual burden of remaining in the belief that we’re not wrong about what we believe in. PERNICIOUS DOUBT Spiritual attack is not always something severe like possession, such as the portrayals in movies like The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. In fact, most… Read More Spiritual Burdens: Revealing Doubt