Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash I spent a lot of time waiting. Just waiting. I thought that at some point in the future I would recognize that it was "the perfect time" to begin pursuing my dreams. I wasted a lot of years that way. Granted, they weren't a total loss, because I learned … Continue reading Begin
ROAR INTO THE STORM Step 5 is, admittedly, a little different. But it's an important one, so take it seriously and don't forget it. On this journey you will find yourself bound up with frustration. It's a result of going from "relieving" yourself at a moment's notice to simply not doing that. The goal here … Continue reading How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 5: Roar into the Storm
If you don't allow yourself to heal, to forgive yourself, then you won't be able to overcome this addiction.
Photo by Denis Agati on Unsplash I'm just gonna jump into it! First, there’s no one like you. What you create and say and do is unique to you. Keeping that bottled up is depriving the world of your art! There are a lot of people out there who would love to see what you … Continue reading Being Authentically You – Why It’s Good for Your Soul (and Others)
Photo by Jon Parker As I was hiking through the forest after night camping on a small mountaintop, I came across the scene in the photo above. This is a big deal. A much bigger deal than I would have thought before learning why the Forest Service does these burns. Many of you may have … Continue reading Controlled Burning
Photo by Ian on Unsplash I've been thinking a lot lately about the Biblical reality that God was more pleased with Abel's offering to Him than He was with Cain's offering. Many of you know at this point that I don't consume animal products. If you've read THIS POST then you'll know why. My goal … Continue reading God and Cain and Abel
Photo by ian dooley on Unsplash I've been on a crazy Audible kick lately, and I'm currently listening to "Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence - and How You Can, Too" by Gary Vaynerchuck. The book is full of value, but one thing stands out in my mind, and that is … Continue reading “Blinders On”
Monk Mode was a way for me to say no to some of the instant gratification I so often sought. I could say, "No, I'm in Monk Mode right now. I need to focus." It helped quite a lot. But that phrase in and of itself is just a tool. It can help in the moment of temptation to get you through it, but eventually it grows stale without some kind of long-term commitment.
Photo by Danny Howe on Unsplash Why am I here? It's a question that has plagued humanity since long before we could drown out our existential dread with alcohol, drugs, junk food, porn, video games, etc. It's a question that I've asked numerous times. Or is it? Is that the question I asked? Or are … Continue reading Why Am I Here?
Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:12 There is a war happening all around us that most of us aren't … Continue reading How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 3: The Battle of the Spirit