From the age of 17-20, I was extremely suicidal. Most people were unaware of this because I hid my inner turmoil behind a big smile. But the pain was real and it eventually became more than I could bear…..
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More than a loud annoying Gong
It saddens me to say that I’ve seen people who participated in that very same event that I participated in, 25 years ago, pass judgment on people who are simply speaking up for their right to breathe.
Sunday Sermon Matinee (episode 1/The abundant life)
Hey friends, I decided to try something new today. Earlier this year I had the privilege of leading an online discussion on the words, actions, and life of Jesus Christ. The experience rocked my world in such a way that altered my approach to sharing my faith. I now recognize, that in the past, IContinue reading “Sunday Sermon Matinee (episode 1/The abundant life)”
Words Kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – you choose.
Proverbs 18:21 (MSG)
A quick morning prayer
Father God, Today I approach you with the desire to be more like your Son. Just as He shined light into a world filled with darkness, so I want to shine too. Holy Spirit help me to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. May my life reflect His love and grace in all I sayContinue reading “A quick morning prayer”
Recent podcast adventures…. (Faith can move mountains)
My adventures in cyberspace have led to some amazing connections. This past year, I had the privilege of meeting a fellow life coach and soul-sister, Jena Harris. Recently she gave me the honor being her guest on her Soulfood Sundays podcast.
Live your values
Something for you to think about…. 🤔💭💡 – For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. James 2:26 ESV – Share this with someone who could benefit from hearing it. 🤜💥🤛 Unapologetically yours, John Eli
What I learned from an encounter with a man from the middle east
I pulled over to a side street when I heard the tire pop. Although I was still close to the main road, I wanted to be out of the way of traffic. Countless cars passed by without a care in the world. Where I’m originally from, we usually roll down the window and offer help, when we see someone stopped on the side of the road. That wasn’t the case in the city.
What I’m learning from Angry Birds, public outbursts, and church people
My initial reaction was nausea… then the nausea was followed by deep sorrow…. My heart hurt for this young man. I’m almost sure that he was completely blind-sighted by the backlash caused by his shirt. I’m positive that all he wanted to do was share the gospel. Instead, he was tar and feathered by two bitter crows.
Faith it until you make it
Sometimes we develop the belief that we are unqualified and unworthy of the life that God has purposed for us…. and we doubt that our lives were created for such a moment like this.