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
“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
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?
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
I remember reading the Bible for the very first time: I was 19 years old, just graduated high school and taking a year off before heading to University. Around this time, I was also questioning everything about my life. I was seeking for something deeper to live for, for meaning and purpose, for something compelling … Continue reading Christianity is more about Application and Less about Information
The bible often talks about the character called "the fool" especially in the book of Proverbs. However, the word "fool" is also mentioned over 60 times throughout the bible! And If you are anything like me, you grew up thinking that a fool was equivalent to an ignorant or unintelligent person, but that's not the … Continue reading The Difference Between the Wise and the Fool