Why was I created? Why am I here on Earth? Have you ever asked that question? If yes, you are not alone. I believe every person will ask this question at some point in their life, whether they care to admit it or not. It's a human question to ask. People have an innate desire … Continue reading WHY DID GOD CREATE PEOPLE?
Book Review: “Necessary Endings” BY henry Cloud
It was the winter of 2008, in my senior year, and I was at a crossroads with what I wanted to do after finishing high school. Was I going to university? Should I move out with my friend and find a job? Should I continue my pursuit for a professional basketball career? By the way, … Continue reading Book Review: “Necessary Endings” BY henry Cloud
Imitation: A vital step in honing the craft of writing
This blog post was first published on https://communicationsprofessionalwriting.com/2015/11/23/read-to-write// by Stewart Escalona Even as someone aspiring to write, I was never fond of reading. Really, I hated it. I thought it was boring, much too passive. Although my English teachers constantly advised me to read, I didn’t listen. I didn’t listen because I didn’t understand how … Continue reading Imitation: A vital step in honing the craft of writing
A response to George Floyd’s Murder
I am appalled after watching the video of George Floyd's murder. It saddens my heart to see a man's life taken so stoically. My prayers go out to his family, as I can't imagine the pain they must be feeling, seeing their loved one go out like that. But it has been refreshing to see … Continue reading A response to George Floyd’s Murder
Is it okay for men to be vulnerable?
Is it okay for men to be vulnerable ? That depends on who you ask. Growing up I was told that real men don't cry or talk about their feelings, let alone to other men. And I believed it for many years. All through high school I worked hard to create a tough exterior to … Continue reading Is it okay for men to be vulnerable?
Navigating through the COVID-19 Storm
A couple days after the COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, I dropped my wife at work and went to the grocery store to pick up a few items. It was around 9 am, just an hour after the store opened. I thought by going early I would avoid the line ups (I'm sure everyone did), … Continue reading Navigating through the COVID-19 Storm
A Response to Covid-19: Surrender
This post was first publish on westchurch.ca. I remember making goals at the beginning of the year, thinking “This is going to be an amazing year! It’s 2020, the beginning of a new decade! There must be something special about this year.” If someone was to tell me that we would be in pandemic, social … Continue reading A Response to Covid-19: Surrender
Book Review: The Masculine Mandate by Richard D. Philips
"What does it mean to be a man?" is a question I'm sure a lot of men (and women) have asked for generations. I've asked it hundreds of times myself only to receive responses such as, "a man is strong and tough," "a man is successful and has a lot of money," "a man never … Continue reading Book Review: The Masculine Mandate by Richard D. Philips
Album Review: “Jesus is King,” Kanye West
When I heard Kanye was dropping an album called "Jesus is King," I must confess: I had my suspicions about it. I mean, is he for real? Is this Christian lifestyle thing just a phase or is it a permanent decision for him? Would he swear in this album? His album Pablo was apparently a "gospel" project … Continue reading Album Review: “Jesus is King,” Kanye West
What to Remember When you Start to Worry
“My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.” - Michel de Montaigne I chuckled to myself when I first read this quote. It's relatable, and quite frankly, true. Maybe not to the extent of miserable and terrible misfortune, but many of us walk around worrying about things that probably are … Continue reading What to Remember When you Start to Worry