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 say… Read More

Don’t sit on the cactus

You are in control of what life hands you. –You may have not received the best news, but you don’t have to let the news define you. –Your life might be facing darkness, but darkness is powerless to the light–My prayer is that you would have the confidence to know that God can and will empower you… Read More

Healing from pain

Many of us become accustomed to the pain that we experience after a traumatic experience.–After time passes it is difficult to part from what you have come to experience as “normal.”–Nevertheless, in order for you to grow, you must learn to “let go.”–You must release your grip on your pain in order to heal.–It is… Read More

What being a life-saving-hero taught me

For some reason, I assumed that it was customary and required for a person to be greeted with a fanfare of applause and praise if they saved someone’s life….. Boy was I mistaken….. Read More

The holy hands of a drunk man

It’s not everyday that I find an inebriated man laying his hands on me, and praying over me. Nevertheless, this was the exact situation that I found myself in while on a business trip in Farmington, NM. Read More

Radical love > Self-hatred

I chose to confront this question with a clear and conscious decision to love myself regardless of the opinions, or judgement, of others. I concluded that the gospel is much more than a “get out of hell for free” card. It is an invitation for me Read More

4 things I learned from my last panic attack

Anxiety is a hideous beast that I’ve previously overcome. Prior this episode, I hadn’t had a full-blown anxiety attack for years. Somehow, this one snuck into my peaceful existence and created quite a disruption. Read More

I chose to live

The urgency to make a decision became louder by the minute. I hadn’t yet settled on a response and didn’t know how to go about it. Any decision would be difficult. There were two paths that lay before me. Both were difficult to face. Read More

Don’t you dare try to tell me how to feel! (pt. 3)

Explaining that you are experiencing grief over something that you’ve never had is a hard thing for many to understand. However, this is my reality, and it’s one that becomes more intense as the years pass me by. Read More

Don’t you dare try to tell me how to feel! (pt. 1)

My life has been filled with people who have “lovingly” tried to tell me “how to feel”, “when to feel”, and “what not to feel.” Read More