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
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
Book Review: Searching the Scriptures by Chuck Swindoll
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
Is Christianity still Relevant Today?
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?
Book Review: The Autobiography of Frederick Douglas
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
Who Do you Turn to for Help?
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?