This weekend has been challenging in the best possible way. On Saturday a good friend and i helped lead worship at a community event, and though it was stressful, the Lord was really with us in that time of trial. And on sunday, i ended up going to 3 church services in the space of a few hours. While this may not seem challenging on its own, i was leading worship and doing the prayers of intercession in one of these services, and doing the talk for one of the latter ones. In doing these things which i love to be a part of and am proud to be able to do with the love of God in my heart, it has got me looking back over the past year, not just in where i am with my faith, but where i am with my mental health, and what better time than in this week of mental health awareness to push into this issue. Continue reading “The sinner and the savior (mental health awareness week)”
There’s been a lot going on in the best few weeks. Some of it not great (the issues with the laptop for example, but it seems to be working somewhat well now) some of it amazing (i was confirmed last weekend in front of my good friends and family) but all of it needed. See i’m a firm believer of having the good with the bad, though God doesn’t want us to go through the darkness, he uses it to show us the light. And that hasn’t been more apparent in my life than right now.
I had another setback on my recovery, and though i’m not proud of it, i made a promise to always be honest on this page. A number of weeks back, i fell back into my old ways, of shutting out my friends, and honestly wondering if there was a reason to keep pushing on, i knew God was there, it’s never been a doubt of faith, but more a doubt of my salvation. Why would the price of glory, the one that bridged the gap between the sinners and the kingdom of the Lord most high, die for someone like me? How can i keep pushing on, what reason do i have to keep going? Little did i know my answer would come in a small church two weeks later. Continue reading “Because he lives.”
It’s been two weeks since my last post on this blog, and with my laptop somewhat working now in short bursts (still looking for a new one mind you) I may be able to start posting again. But God provides and my good friend Ian has stepped up and allowed me to provide some content for you wonderful in the form of this amazing piece on his faith. Hope you find it as helpful as i have, a link to his blog can be found Here hope you enjoy as much as i did and May God Bless you.
It’s rare that we get a chance to look back at all the things God has done for us throughout our walk with Him. It’s also rare that we get to sit down with other believers who can share their experiences – especially ones who have perhaps been walking their faith for a bit longer. I thought it could be really helpful and encouraging to have a question and answer session that facilitates just that. I asked my good friend Luke what questions he might have for someone who’s a bit older, he provided some great ones and I’ve tried to answer them as best I can! Continue reading “Reflections on a Decade of Faith. (Guest Blog)”
God is good my friends, all the time. So much has happened in the last few weeks, and i’m so grateful for that. One of these events was being able to join with our brothers and sisters in Christ for a lent breakfast and a study on the concept of life shapes. Our discussion went on to the subject of the world and that’s what i want to focus on here today.
The Lord gave me some clarity on this last week, because i’ve always found it a hard balance to maintain when it comes to being able to separate the sinner from his sin. Allow me to explain. Continue reading “Love the sinner…”
“We as a society, use the gifts that the Lord has blessed us with, and the progression we’ve made as a society, to denounce his existence. But this is exactly why, as the people of the living God, we need to use this amazing gift of communication to spread our stories of how God has been active in our lives.” Continue reading The power of the online testimony.
So last week, i wrote about the slip up i had in terms of my depression and my mindset. (A moment of kindness…) See, the root of my problem is an inherent lack of self-esteem. It was a revelation to say the lest, that maybe the reason i’m struggling to overcome the darkness that plays out in my mind is because i don’t feel worthy of overcoming it. I’m sharing this not as a means of attention grabbing, or as a plea for sympathy, but as an attempt at transparency. Continue reading “A new tactic… (doubts in identity)”
I’m going to be completely honest right now, i had a bit of a slip up yesterday. I was having a great day out with some good friends and i let my depression get the better of me. I’m truly blessed to have the friends that i have, because they tried their hardest to snap me out of it, and i wish that i could have continued in the strength that i’ve had the past few months, but i slipped up and went back into the shell i create to escape from the feeling of numbness that overtakes me from time to time. However, i’m going to be trying to use the good of the day to highlight the blessing that the Lord places on our lives in our time of need, even if we don’t see it at first. Continue reading “A moment of kindness…”
So this has become a mini series of its own, which was never the intention, but God has been putting these things on my heart, and as such I’ve been putting them here. Today’s topic at a glance sounds like a pretty simple one true, but I feel there’s a lot more to it than just a fashion statement or a signal of faith. Continue reading “Why i wear a cross.”
Anyone that knows me knows about my love for worship, I love worship music, spoken word, writing, and all the other amazing ways our lord allows us to honor him. And as of late, he’s really been putting the importance of worship on my heart, not only through activities like music and prayer, but in our everyday lives. But this asks the question what is it worship, and what does it mean to live in worship? Continue reading “What worship is to me.”
I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas, I really do love this time of year as I’ve stated many times before at this point. Another thing I love about this month where we remember the birth of Christ, and the sacrifice he made for us, is it allows me a chance to wrestle with some parts of the word that i struggle with, and until last night, there was a very specific part of genesis that I had trouble comprehending. That part is Abraham and Issac. Continue reading “God himself will provide the lamb.”