For a big portion of my life, I was dishonest to both myself and to others. I was so focused on shoving any negative emotions down that I never allowed myself to truly feel pain. The pain of death, the pain of divorced parents, the pain of practically any life experience that hurt – I … Continue reading Freedom through Pain
Proverbs 25:28 “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” Ever since I was a small child, I’ve struggled with the sins of lust and masturbation. But until recently, I didn’t realize how deep those sins were rooted. Five months ago, I was exactly what Proverbs 25:28 talks about … Continue reading God Confronted My Struggle With Lust and Masturbation
For 28 years he did everything he could to avoid God. He wanted to do things only his way, and it brought him nothing but misery. But his God is infinitely patient and loving. Despite everything he had done wrong in his life God redeemed him and brought him into his embrace. This is that … Continue reading Boy With a Broken Heart
I have a tattoo of a feather on my right hand. When asked what it means, I often refer to Galatians 5:13, a verse that talks about freedom. While overseas in Costa Rica last year, I fell upon these words while reading in a coffee shop, and they jumped off the page. “For you, my … Continue reading Called to be Free
Have you ever considered just how hard it is to share you deepest, darkest secrets on the internet? Out there for the whole world to see? It’s not easy. Especially when those secrets are deeply rooted in shame. Recently, Lacey posted one such blog that shared things she wouldn’t normally broadcast to the world. Her … Continue reading Honesty vs. Secrets: The Constant Battle
Sometimes I sit in from on my computer screen and read about the world. Ok, not sometimes. Pretty much every day. I read about convicts on death row in Florida, orphans in Syria, American pastors imprisoned in Iran. I read about the city in Spain that sends dog poop back to their owners when they … Continue reading I don’t know what it’s like to know everything.