After graduating high school in 2009, I took a year off to work at a local gym nearby. One day my coworker Fernando approached me in the break room as I read my pocket-sized New Testament Bible: "What you reading mang?" He said. Fernando was a middle aged, outspoken Hispanic man. I closed the page … Continue reading Book Review: Searching the Scriptures by Chuck Swindoll
What comes to mind when you think of Christianity? An archaic religion? Anti-progressive? Maybe irrelevant? These are common sentiments I've gathered from conversations with people over the years. However, what I've noticed is that people hardly have an issue with Jesus. Many people (I believe) would be open to following Him if they understood the significance of … Continue reading Is Christianity still Relevant Today?
The autobiography of Frederick Douglas is a fascinating story of a man who being born into slavery, fought his way to freedom. He was born in Maryland, most likely in the early 1800s as he didn't know his exact age. He also didn't know his father, but by his skin complexion, he suspected him to … Continue reading Book Review: The Autobiography of Frederick Douglas
Almost every year, I volunteer at the most exciting Christian summer camp for teenagers called "North East Teen Camp," located in Maine. I usually serve as a counsellor, a role that includes leading spiritual discussions, engaging teens in camp activities, doing one on one mentoring, and much more. Last summer I was given a couple … Continue reading Who Do you Turn to for Help?
Have you ever wondered if God really existed? I believe it's a question every human has to face at some point in their lives. For me, that happened in high school. For the first time in my life I questioned God, the Bible, and my faith. Looking back in retrospect, those questions were necessary for … Continue reading Book Review: The Case for a Creator, by Lee Strobel
I'm grateful to have creative friends in my life such as Ryan Walters. He is one of the most creative guys I know. He is an entrepreneur, primarily in the business of wedding videography. However, he also does photography and different types of videos outside of weddings such as the video and photo shoot he … Continue reading Beyond the Surface EP Vlog: With Ryan Walters
It's my pleasure to announce the release of my debut project "Beyond the Surface." Created over a span of two years, Beyond the Surface embraces the expression of Christian faith in the context of an urban environment. Most of the EP was written during my daily commutes to work, the gym, and everything in between. … Continue reading Beyond the Surface: The making of an EP
When you hear the word "church" what comes to your mind? Is it an old building with stain glass windows and wooden benches? Is it a newer building with a stage and a band? Well, a lot of people seem to think that. Growing up, I always thought church was the building I attended every … Continue reading What is Church?
Although Canadians and Americans celebrate thanksgiving in different months, I'm sure we can all agree on one thing: it's a beautiful time of the year. The leaves are changing, apples are ready to pick, and families get together for good food. For most people it's also a time to focus on gratitude. However, thanksgiving shouldn't … Continue reading Gratitude is about your Perspective not Circumstances
Published in 1989, Stephen Covey's book "7 Habits of highly effective people" has impacted thousands of people around the world by helping them shift their perspective on how they think about life, goals, and success. After reading this book, I would recommend it to anyone trying to grow more in the following areas: Self-discipline Time … Continue reading Book Review: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People