Posts from December 2021

Posts from December 2021

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Burnout Culture

Hustle has become synonymous with American culture. Some people live to work. While work is vital to our existence, we can’t let it control us. Work-life balance has been a discussion for many Americans in the past decade. Many people spend more time at work than they do at home, which is problematic for a wealth of different reasons. Millions of Americans are unhappy with their jobs and live paycheck to paycheck despite being one of the wealthiest nations on…
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Finish Strong in 2021

We are just days away from a new year. This past year was a lot of things for different people, but we can still finish strong! Every year is going to have its ups and downs, but we don’t have to end in defeat. Going into 2021, I was expecting a strong year both spiritually and financially, but only one of those things was strong, but I always have another year to make things right in terms of money. If…

Celebrating On What Really Matters

We are just less than two days away from Christmas (as I’m writing this blog post). Christmas can be the happiest time of the year for some and the most miserable time of the year for others. Many people feel bombarded with bills and Christmas shopping, so they end the year feeling depressed because of financial woes. It’s easy to get discouraged about not getting the gift you wanted or not being able to see the family members you wanted…
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We Should Be Relevant

The word “relevant” seems like a dirty word these days among the Church because it’s assumed that you are trying to be like the world. Being relevant has nothing to do with being conformed to the world, nor is it tainting the core message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – it has, and always will be, that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was physically resurrected. The Gospel will never change, and what applied to mankind 2,000…

It’s Okay To Be Sorrowful

Many people have this false perception that Christians should always be happy. We should indeed be grateful at all times, but not exactly “happy.” Happiness is a circumstantial feeling. We will have days where we feel frustrated and upset. Life is a very emotional rollercoaster. You will have good days and bad days. Even Jesus showed signs of grief during his time on the cross. One of the most well-known verses in the Bible is “Jesus wept.” from John 11:35.…

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

“‘God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.’” – Matthew 5:3 [NLT] What does the term “poor in spirit” actually mean? Being poor in spirit means that you recognize your need for Jesus. Being poor in spirit doesn’t have to mean being financially poor, but it does mean being brokenhearted in a spiritual sense. Jesus loves when we come to Him, knowing that we are broken and unworthy because…
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Listen to My Interview On the Dad Devotionals Podcast

I recently had the honor and privilege of being a guest on the Dad Devotionals Podcast. Hosted by David Domzalski, Dad Devotionals is a show for Christian fathers and husbands who want advice to win the race to Christ, with discussion on how to be the men God called us to be. David and I chatted about topics such as what I think is holding men back from living a life in Christ; the importance of fellowship; my experience running…
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Good Things Happen To Those Who Wait

Another cliche that has a lot of meaning to me. I spent this past summer really getting deeper into freelancing. It’s been a slow grind, but I have been building meaningful relationships on LinkedIn, and even had a chance to connect with a 7-figure copywriting businesswoman (copywriting is persuasive writing). I haven’t found a client yet as a case study writer, but in due time I should. The reason I say this is because I know it’s hard to wait…
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God Will Protect Your Mental Health

Mental health has become a hot conversation in the past decade. Many Christians are more open to talk about anxiety, depression, and being bipolar than ever before. This world has put so much stress and turmoil on people’s lives; many believers take medication to calm themselves down (for the record, I’m not against medication; I take meds myself). Medication is helpful but only can put a figurative band-aid on a wound. God can only permanently heal your disorder. “Jesus answered,…

He Understands

Life may be difficult right now, and you feel like you are on the cusp of losing your mind, but God understands. Jesus went through the most horrific thing imaginable so that we can have an example of how to stay pure-hearted in this crazy world. It’s lonely facing trials, and no one can help you. You may feel like God is not listening, but He is. God understands what we are going through. He hears our pain. God may…

Christians Don’t Hate Money; They Hate Entrepreneurship

This is most likely going to be my most controversial blog yet because it specifically talks about money. I have talked about money in previous blog posts, but this one is more about addressing the Christian culture concerning money. I don’t think most Christians have a problem with money; most Christians understand that it takes money to do things in this world.  But when it comes to being self-employed and not relying on a 9-to-5 job, that’s where I see…
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God Is Using My Mess Into A Message

I’ve been very transparent with you guys about hitting my low point these last few months. I was at a spiritual, emotional, and financial low. I used blogging to help me get through the pain I have been dealing with. In the past few weeks, I have seen nothing but positive responses about my blog posts, which I really appreciate. The purpose behind these blogs was to get into sales writing, i.e., use these posts as my portfolio. As I…
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A Fly in the Ointment

“You can identify fools just by the way they walk down the street!” – Ecclesiastes 10: 3 [NLT] The world perpetuates the idea that when you become a Christian, you turn off your ability to reason like you check your hat at a fine restaurant. But some of this mentality may be self-inflicted because some Christians still act like fools. Solomon tells us that like a dead fly in a bottle of perfume, a little foolishness spoils great wisdom and…
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What Is A Progressive Christian

Progressive Christianity is a sect or movement of Christianity that goes along with leftest ideology. Progressive Christians don’t see the Bible as the infallible Word of God. Progressive Christians believe that homosexuality isn’t a sin, and some would go as far as to say that Jesus isn’t God. Progressive Christians have a big influence on Christian music, Christian books, and even in a lot of mainline denominations that were once historically orthodox. Progressive Christians may have good intentions, but the…
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This is the Christian

Below is a short piece that my brother in Christ, Dustin White, was inspired to write. Even though it is brief, I think it’s fantastic. It’s based on the famous “Armor of God” passage in Ephesians 6:10-18. Head up, chin tucked. Eyes forward and focused. Shoulders square. Strong leg back supporting most of the weight. Front leg slightly bent at the knee. Helmet on, visor down. Breastplate custom made to fit. Shield in the left hand, large enough to cover…

Role Models For Jesus

You may have heard the saying, “you may be the only Bible some people may ever read.” The world is looking at Christians with a close and skeptical eye, wondering if we are truly who we say we are. Christians throughout the years have been portrayed as judgemental, homophobic, overly-paranoid, and hypocritical. A way we can change that negative stigma is to be kind, loving, and empathic. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill…
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