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?
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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?