The past year has been a tough one for me. I’ve had highs and lows that have sculpted me into a man who I would not have recognized months before. I did one of the best things in my life and possibly one of the most dangerous: I asked God for something.
I’ve been very transparent about my struggles on here. I even admitted that my posting schedule has dropped significantly because of these struggles. Yesterday, I was talking with a mentee about love, life, and everything in between. God and the concept of prayer came up. While encouraging him through my weakest moments, something I told him resonated with me. Continue reading “Pray WITHOUT ceasing”
This weekend I spent a lot of time just existing. It’s good to take some time off of writing to recharge the battery and refill the heart. In the midst of that, I found myself hurting. The more stories I read of misfortune, the more my heart hurts. I really question shouldn’t every Christian feel the same?
As I’ve been making my way through the Bible, I came across an interesting passage in Corinthians. Especially since so I’ve been growing in understanding patriarchy and how these are things affect our thoughts/interactions, I’ve been wondering what the Bible says about it.
Over the years, I’ve been learning not just about Faith but embracing the nature of the Holy Spirit. A few basic things must be understood about It:
- It comes with peace
- It’s a gentle spirit
- It is spontaneous
I just want to touch briefly on the Holy Spirit, how I’ve identified It and Its connections in our everyday life.
As I’ve been reading through the New Testament, I’ve had to reflect on the idea of willingly leaving everything behind to do the Lord’s Will. Whether it is to unknown success or an undertaking of great pain, how dedicated are you to a life like Christ? Continue reading “Ultimate Sacrifices & Love (Happy Memorial Day)”
I’ve had so many conversations in the past month about Christians that struggle with religious doctrine and choosing spirituality over organized religion. It also made me reflect on Christians’ relationship with the sacrifice Jesus made and what it means for us. Are we always forgiven no matter the sin? The answer is very complicated.
Reading the Bible is hard. The language is difficult. Some of the books literally are nothing but numbers and names. The Bible is by far, one of the most difficult books read yet in the last 50 years 3.9 Billion copies were sold (I have like five myself). So, how do you actually read it? Continue reading “Reading the Bible is HARD but Possible :)”
Jonah is one of the stories I remember hearing about as a kid and mentally mixing with Pinocchio. All I ever remembered was someone got swallowed by a whale for acting foolish. Now that I am old enough to truly process the story, I couldn’t help but see many more lessons than what was explained. Continue reading “Childhood Bible Stories: Jonah and the Whale – Running Away from God”