In my early twenties, I've had some former friends I once worked for tell me that if you plead the blood of Jesus, God will protect you from any potential problems or hardships you may have and will bless you immensely with prosperity. Upon hearing this, I recited this form of prayer almost every day for … Continue reading What is the Meaning of Suffering?
When I first started blogging last year, I have to admit I was not in a good headspace. It started out as a cathartic means of sorting through the years of cluttered baggage within me as well as a chance to be angry on the internet. And to an extent, it still has a tendency to be that type of outlet. … Continue reading My Struggle with Forgiveness
When I was younger, I remember watching the animated films All Dogs Go To Heaven and The Land Before Time. The themes and storytelling in both movies are quite terrifying, especially for something considered to be family-friendly. What separates these films from even the darkest Disney movies is they shed light on things that are part of real life … Continue reading My Thoughts on Mortality
I'm a certified journeyman carpenter with over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. I've worked alongside several tradespersons with varying educational and employment experiences - all of who have brought value to the projects at hand. While many workers had their strengths in either book smarts or job site experience, some of the most … Continue reading Why So Many Rules?
Breaking through social barriers is always a challenge, especially when attempting to join new groups. With every community there are always the regular cliques, and sometimes it can feel like there is no way to be fully part of the group unless you look, act, dress, think or believe a certain way. Or sometimes groups can … Continue reading Church-Hopping Sucks
There is a story in ancient Greek mythology about a man named Narcissus. He was known to be highly attractive and was also very prideful in a sense that he disdained those who fell in love with him. He wandered into the woods one day and the goddess Nemesis, who was angered by his arrogant … Continue reading Love Yourself First?
I'd like to talk about something personal to me that may be a taboo subject for some, especially for those within Christian circles. I'd like to talk about my struggle with depression. Everyone has baggage. Everyone is a product of their past, but no one's past defines their value as a person. While no two … Continue reading My Cross to Bear