Commitment to Exceeding Expectations is Powerful

Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash Many of you already know that I'm taking part in SOULCON Challenge Eleazer right now. Today is Day 19 of the challenge and it's going well. It's showing me in new ways how powerful self-discipline is in my walk with Christ. I'm learning that turning from the lusts of … Continue reading Commitment to Exceeding Expectations is Powerful

Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus

Photo by Walter Ch├ívez on Unsplash Writing Music Welcome back all. It's been a good spring break, but now back to the writing. I've got a lot coming down the pipeline but before all that I wanted to take a moment to look at Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ. It seems like he … Continue reading Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus

Pride and Capsized Canoes

Photo by Matt Power on Unsplash Writing Music I had the privilege of joining a group of men in a nearby city for Godly fellowship and fitness recently. I don't think I've written on Gibborim or SOULCON here, so if you're a man and you don't know about them I highly recommend clicking on those … Continue reading Pride and Capsized Canoes

No Shame in Surrender

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Writing Music Surrender is something I've struggled with for a long time. For my entire life I've viewed surrender as something only the losers do, and then only if they're too weak willed to die fighting. It was only shame, to me, to think of surrendering. You can probably … Continue reading No Shame in Surrender

Sober from Alcohol, Empowered by the Holy Spirit

Photo by Emmanuel Phaeton on Unsplash Writing Music I'm currently reading a book called The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles F. Stanley. In this book, Stanley spends some time going over each example in the New Testament where the idea of being filled with the Holy Spirit is spoken of. He notes that this idea found … Continue reading Sober from Alcohol, Empowered by the Holy Spirit

How Myth and Storytelling Point to Intelligent Design

Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash I read the story of the cross, of Jesus' death, and I cry. That this sinless, eternal Being would willingly suffer torture and death so that I would have a chance at redemption is both heartbreaking and extremely heartening.I can't help but ask, "Why?" What would possess such a … Continue reading How Myth and Storytelling Point to Intelligent Design

Five Lessons Learned from Two Months of Sobriety

Photo by Benjamin Davies on Unsplash That doesn't really sound like a lot of time, does it? These last two months, though, have potentially been the longest in my life if that makes sense. A lot has happened, both good and bad. Let me start at the beginning, Christmas night into the morning of the … Continue reading Five Lessons Learned from Two Months of Sobriety

How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step One: The Battle of the Mind

Photo by whoislimos on Unsplash If you read my post on The Porn Problem: 7 Negative Effects of Porn Consumption, you will have been expecting this. This post is the first in a series of how I overcame porn addiction. I'm going to take it one step at a time to give you enough time … Continue reading How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step One: The Battle of the Mind

The Porn Problem – 7 Negative Effects of Porn Consumption

Photo by Philipp Katzenberger on Unsplash Porn... is a problem. I think we all know that on some level, or at least most of us do. There are a number of arguments against its existence, and many against its consumption. I cannot singlehandedly take down a this multi-billion dollar industry, unfortunately, but hopefully I can … Continue reading The Porn Problem – 7 Negative Effects of Porn Consumption

Swimming in the Sea of Pain

Photo by Francisco Gonzalez on Unsplash Depression isn't as uncommon as I once thought it was, so many of you will probably be able to relate with how I've been feeling. Let me start at the beginning... I've struggled with "emotional issues" my entire life. From overwhelming anxiety to all-encompassing depression; suicidal ideation; over-the-top excitement; … Continue reading Swimming in the Sea of Pain