A Journey of Becoming

A Journey of Becoming

“Maybe this was a bad idea. I shouldn’t be here.” These were a few of my first thoughts as I touched down in Los Angeles to embark on a five month journey called Discipleship Training School. What was I getting myself into? I remember that day like it was yesterday. Anxiety filled my heart as I stepped off the plane…

Letting Go & Letting God

Letting Go & Letting God

2020 was a hard year. I was caught up in the fear and anxiety that the whole world was feeling. Not only that, but I was also at a crossroads in my life. I didn’t know what my next season of life would look like. I was graduating college and needed a steady job right away . . . or…

On Earth as it is in Heaven

On Earth as it is in Heaven

Through lips accustomed to tradition, these words are spoken in churches all over the world. They are desperate pleas for a certain utopia here in the chaos of the world. It’s in the midst of desperate times do these words bring solace and comfort—there is a heaven out there and it has to be better than this. The tragedy of…

Cutting the Rope of Control

Cutting the Rope of Control

Learning to let go isn’t an easy process, but it’s a journey I am beginning to pursue. I’ve noticed that I love to be in control. I love when I am in control of my environment, my future, my finances, my relationships, my calling, and more. It makes me feel assured that everything is going to be okay since I…

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

We all wear masks to hide parts of who we are from other people. We don’t want people to see into the depths of our hearts. We don’t want them to see our struggles. We want to put on a brave face and show people the best versions of ourselves. Society strives for and looks for perfection. Social media has…

Storms

Storms

It can feel impossible to trust God when you are in the middle of a storm He knew was coming. Why couldn’t He just save us from it? If He did that, we wouldn’t get to learn and grow from the storm. Trust me, I have been through my share of storms. I have spent many nights crying into my…

Why do men avoid emotions?

Why do men avoid emotions?

Recently, I started thinking about why we, men, tend to avoid emotions. I have obviously not met every man alive, but a pattern I have observed is that men tend to disengage when it comes to the topic of emotions. It appears as though a lot of men often run from their emotions, building walls and burning bridges in emotional…