During the darkest season of my life, most of my struggles came from avoidant behavior. Somehow I bought into the false belief that supressing my feelings would help keep the peace.... But that couldnt have been further from the truth.... Instead of having difficult conversations, I ran from them. As disgusting as it sounds, I … Continue reading Honest love
Many people confuse self-love for arrogance. However, they couldn't be further from the truth. Self-love is the acknowledgment that God madd you in His image and that He loves you.... And if God loves you, then it's ok to "love" yourself too. If He cares for you, then it's ok to care for yourself too. … Continue reading Do what makes your soul come alive
What you find below is my confession to a bundle of personal practices that have caused many pain and heartache. So here it goes……
Just a reminder that there is never a second in which you are not loved. - Go out and shine His love right there where you are at today. - Type "❤" if you agree. 👇👇👇 - - Unapologetically yours, John Eli
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6 NIV
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.
As a child, I had a hard time understanding why my dad would wake us up at the break of dawn. Nevertheless, his internal clock was equivalent to that of a rooster.
I sat there on the couch, surrounded by people that I loved and cared about, but at that moment I would have given anything for an excuse to get up and leave.
“Go to the office right now!”, he yelled at me. His faced radiated with redness, as his voice embodied the rage he held inside. There was no doubt that he was angry, and I, a mouthy-relentless-teenager was the object of his anger. “Get out!”, he yelled again, as he pointed his finger to the doors of gym.
Recently I've had to face an important element of my faith journey that my religious upbringing and theological studies did not prepare me for.