Ever since I was little, I've always had really bizarre dreams. Growing up in a rural farm community, I vividly remember having frequent dreams of running down the gravel road away from home in hopes to explore the world beyond, only to arrive back at the farm from the other end. In some ways, living … Continue reading Can Dreams Be Spiritual?
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
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
During my junior high school years, I was often the target of excessive bullying and harassment. As a kid who was born in the 80's, it wasn't uncommon to hear homophobic slurs tossed around among my peers at school, whether they were done jokingly or as a personal attack. Admittedly, I have been guilty of partaking in … Continue reading LGBTQ Rights v Religious Freedom
One of my Evangelical friends once said, "The Christian church has done a crap-tastic job at reaching out to those who suffer mental health issues." It sounds harsh, but I have to say it couldn't be further from the truth. In the past, my struggle with loneliness and depression has often caused me to feel disconnected from people … Continue reading Mental Health and the Church
Everybody is a product of their past. The choices I've made and the people in my life are the reason why I'm still here and have shaped me to become who I am this very day. That being said, I'd like to share with you something close to my heart. I grew up on a farm … Continue reading Nu-Metal Saved My Life