Hope is a choice to action just like love and faith. These are "forces" because they are powerful actions that require decisiveness and effort and they always bring results.
The Culture of Pain Relief
A while back some friends took me to try Vietnamese Boba tea. It was the sweetest drink I'd ever had. But my friends treated me, so I drank the entire thing. A few minutes later I was hit with a migraine, stomach ache and lethargy all at once. Obviously, sugar is bad for you. Then … Continue reading The Culture of Pain Relief
You are Free to be Free (pt. 1)
Most unbelievers think that God does not want us to be free because He gives us rules to live by. I'm starting a short series about Freedom in Christianity because I want to challenge that idea. The right to freedom used to be one of my arguments for living a life of sin. "God loves … Continue reading You are Free to be Free (pt. 1)
Morning Sickness or Spiritual Sickness?
Under any circumstance, because of my relationship with my body, I believed that I would have a wonderful pregnancy free of pain and yucky symptoms. Yea, I know, wishful thinking. You may find this laughable but I consider my personal "morning sickness" to be a product of spiritual sickness, not biology.
When Solitude Becomes Isolation
Solitude can be a beautiful thing when exercised with purpose and I found refuge in getting away from my socially toxic ways. However, too much time alone can also be harmful. My alone time transformed into self-punishment. I castigated myself for not being able to change the bad things that happened in my life, such as being fired.
Being Hard-Headed: the Cycle of Failure
Yuck, right? This story is always too good to be true because we are human and life is not a movie.
Falling out of line with the perfect story shattered me when I finally got a grip. When God slowed everything down, I was able to see from third person POV that I was actually making my own mess. Only as a viewer, was I able to understand the cause-and-effect of my own life.