“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?
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?
What is Church?
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?
Gratitude is about your Perspective not Circumstances
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
Christianity is more about Application and Less about Information
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
Did Jesus Really Raise from the Dead?
For years historians have debated if Jesus was a real historical figure, but that debate is now over. Most historians, whether believers or not, will testify that Jesus of Nazareth certainly existed and was executed under the Roman empire. Whether He raised from the dead or not is the real question. So... Did He really … Continue reading Did Jesus Really Raise from the Dead?
The Difference Between the Wise and the Fool
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
4 Signs You are in a Healthy Dating Relationship
I remember the summer I started my first "official" dating relationship. I was 18 years old and I had just graduated high school. Most of my friends had girlfriends, so I figured I should have a girlfriend too. I met a girl through a friend and after hanging out with her for a couple of … Continue reading 4 Signs You are in a Healthy Dating Relationship