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, Reflections, Writings

Hurricane Harvey & Contradictory Christianity

I've been hearing the same sentiments over and over. Online or in person, people have a bad taste in their mouths about Christianity. Why? Because the "Pastors are pimps. "Congregation is judgmental." and "no one is Christ-like anymore". What caused this thought was Twitter hanging Pastor Joel Osteen out to dry for not opening his… Continue reading Hurricane Harvey & Contradictory Christianity

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

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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?

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Reader’s Choice: Faith is Surrender

Today's post is dedicated to my pledge daughter Faby, who is all around amazing and is going into finals right now! Send her blessings and positive vibes to her on Twitter @iFabylous  Right before Christmas, I wrote a reader's choice on Maintaining Faith in a faithless world. Since then, I've almost finished reading the entire Bible and… Continue reading Reader’s Choice: Faith is Surrender

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Not So Different

Almost as a continuation of my thoughts yesterday, I had a conversation that expanded my world more. Keeping up with my weekly fasting, I fasted Monday and rested mentally. I didn't feel like cooking to break my fast, so I went to a new Greek restaurant on Franklin St. called Grk Yeero. Spontaneously, I started up… Continue reading Not So Different

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Lambs in a Wolf Pack (Worry Not)

I've been reading through the Gospels and really meditating on its words. I feel like I am trying to read what God is writing and it is really changing my outlook. I've shed plenty tears and have been anxious about my everyday life. God's lesson to me recently has been, "don't worry about that." If… Continue reading Lambs in a Wolf Pack (Worry Not)

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