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?
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?
One of the most obvious and prominent theological contentions unbelievers have is why faith in Jesus is so important: why not just believe in being a good person, or just believe in a Higher Power? What does life have to do with Jesus? JESUS’S RELEVANT DIVINITY Following how the Bible teaches that the only way to… Read More Why Does it Have to be Jesus?
Everyone’s voice matters, but not everyone believes in theirs. For years and years, I believed my voice didn’t matter, that my words fell on closed ears and hearts. When I really wanted to have a voice, it felt silenced by a sense of rejection from others. I carried a very low opinion of myself. Rejection… Read More The Unmistakeable Voice Inside of You
HEAVY SPIRITUAL BURDEN For several weeks now, I have been experiencing a heavy spiritual burden that has had me vacillating between disbelief, and the hope that the pieces of my faith will eventually fall back into place. From the buoyancy of this ambivalence comes the need to understand the roots of faith itself. What do… Read More Spiritual Peripheries: The War Between Nihilism and Faith
BEAUTIFIED PAIN Resting under the dark grayish blue hues of makeup that is the dawn of the sky’s face on a Sunday morning, I listen to the placating voice of Leslie Mills in Yanni’s “Before the Night Ends” while my stoic, broken gaze is raptured by the song. Truthfully, my faith is hurting. I have… Read More In the Dark: Processing Doubt With Faith
A little over a week ago, I was nominated for the Bloggers Recognition Award by Beautiful Southern Heart’s own Kristen Walker. I’m incredibly humbled to have received this nomination, and grateful for Kristen’s heart in this world. Her writing is vulnerable and real, and I appreciate her openness. As a Christian writer, I can see… Read More Bloggers Recognition Award
THE BLESSING OF A BEATING HEART Earlier last week as I laid on my bed, the position I was in enabled me to feel the rhythm of my heart. As I became relaxed and still, I paid special attention to the movements, visualizing the organ as it circulated blood flow through its valves. Feeling these… Read More Unveiled By Grace: The Blessing Of A Beating Heart
THE WHOLE STORY I would like to fully explain why I converted from disbelief in Christ to Christianity. I have shared bits and pieces of my conversion story in previous articles, but I want to tie it all together in this two-parter. By writing this, I hope to express how powerfully God moved in my life. THE… Read More Disbelief & Finding My Way Home: Part 1
Based on the book written by Lee Strobel, “The Case For Christ” pensively digs into Lee’s elaborate journey and bold attempt to disprove the legitimacy of the gospel claims that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Along the way, he faces the reality of witnessing his wife seemingly transformed by her newfound faith—and, ultimately, he discovers… Read More Movie Review: The Case For Christ