Beginning note: This was written a few months prior to the 2012 election. I once heard "love" defined in a way that completely changed my perspective on the matter. Love, as it was put, means giving up control. It means giving up the desire to change or manipulate the outcome of the relationship. It … Continue reading The Political bias towards control.
I have always said that my greatest strength is also my greatest weakness. Me defining that greatest strength as the amount that I care for people. Because of this deep love and care for those I allow to get close I have also realized that I struggle with something that in many ways goes hand … Continue reading Let Go.
Just a disclaimer: I wrote this many years ago. I don't view my faith this way anymore as you can see in some of my newer writings. I'd like to say that people don't need tragedies to not believe what I was trying to sell many years ago and it was arrogant and narrow-minded for … Continue reading Dave Matthews, Doubts, and Christianity
In many situations I have been in lately I have run into the very common statement of "just be yourself." And that statement has been for some reason just stabbing at my gut. This flinch that I feel from within. The statement started really bothering me. The natural question I had to ask was "Why?". … Continue reading Don’t “Just be yourself.”
***I leave this post up to humble me. I no longer share these beliefs and wholly affirm LGBTQ persons.*** I was watching The Shawshank Redemption and right towards the end of the movie there is this quote. The character, he says it like this, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and … Continue reading Hope. (A discussion on Homosexuality.)
Preface: Some said this was too intense for Middle Schoolers. My belief is that it's honestly intense for everyone at any point in their faith. I do believe it is important for people to realize that God's stories do not end in The Bible. They continue today through us. One of the messages I keep … Continue reading God’s power and Love (Talk)