God, Personal Stories, Personal Thoughts, Writings

In God I Trust

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. *gasps* I know… Continue reading In God I Trust

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Pray WITHOUT ceasing

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… Continue reading Pray WITHOUT ceasing

God, Personal Thoughts, Politics, Writings

Religious Bystanders in Politics

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… Continue reading Religious Bystanders in Politics

God, Personal Thoughts, Writings

Men or Women? Who’s First?

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. Truthfully, I never felt comfortable with the thought of men being better… Continue reading Men or Women? Who’s First?

God, Personal Thoughts, Reflections, Writings

The Loving Holy Spirit

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… Continue reading The Loving Holy Spirit

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Ultimate Sacrifices & Love (Happy Memorial Day)

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? Humans are selfish beings. We often put our own… Continue reading Ultimate Sacrifices & Love (Happy Memorial Day)

God, Reflections, Writings

Consequences and Forgiveness

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. Are… Continue reading Consequences and Forgiveness

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To Talk to God

Today's post is somewhat hard to put into words. My final goal from Lukewarm Obedience is to Talk to God. How do you talk to someone who can't talk back? Or can He? I am going to do my best to explain talking to God for people who have never done it before. It's complicated and definitely… Continue reading To Talk to God

Education, God, Personal Thoughts, Writings

Reading the Bible is HARD but Possible :)

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?Like… Continue reading Reading the Bible is HARD but Possible 🙂

God, Reflections, Writings

Childhood Bible Stories: Jonah and the Whale – Running Away from God

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. Jonah itself… Continue reading Childhood Bible Stories: Jonah and the Whale – Running Away from God