A Dream Confession with Pope Francis

This morning, I had a poignant dream that I was alone with Pope Francis himself, opening up to the holy man about my fear of loneliness as a gay man. He listened attentively as I told him that I’ve worried now and then that my worst bouts of loneliness have led to me becoming truly … Continue reading A Dream Confession with Pope Francis

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The Song for Lonely Nights: “Come” by Namie Amuro

One of my favorite genres of music is Japanese pop and rock, otherwise known as “J-Pop” and “J-Rock” respectively. The lyrics are wonderfully written, and as somebody who studied Japanese in college, I love looking up the translations for the words I don’t understand. As an anime nerd, I gravitate heavily towards songs used as … Continue reading The Song for Lonely Nights: “Come” by Namie Amuro

Dark Dreams of the Supernatural

In the last four years, I’ve dealt with various disturbing nightmares involving topics that could easily be the focus of the next Conjuring movie. For whatever reasons there are, I have plenty of dreams dealing with dark supernatural themes and creatures that leave me questioning what I saw when I finally wake up. I had … Continue reading Dark Dreams of the Supernatural

When Homophobia is Tied to Masculinity

I’m no longer oblivious to how easy I have it, when it comes to people accepting me being gay. Compared to the horror stories I've read of other guys and girls being rejected by their parents, I've never had a single issue with either family members or friends accepting me. A major part of this … Continue reading When Homophobia is Tied to Masculinity

A Methodist’s Understanding of the Rosary

As I’ve said in other blog posts, I’m not truly Catholic, but in recent years, I’ve adopted Catholic aspects of spirituality into my faith. One of the things that I’ve been drawn to since Catholicism has called to me is the rosary prayer, an intricate series of prayers that teaches you about the life of … Continue reading A Methodist’s Understanding of the Rosary

A Gay Christian’s Mixed Review of the Oregon Baker Scandal

Being a gay Christian is a lot like being a hanyou (half-spirit) from the Inuyasha anime series. A hanyou is a being born from both a human and a youkai, a Japanese spiritual entity. Hanyou beings are despised by both humans and youkai for, in both sides’ eyes, not belonging to either faction. Sometimes, being … Continue reading A Gay Christian’s Mixed Review of the Oregon Baker Scandal

Medjugorje and the Afterlife

Hell was rarely, if ever brought up as a topic in the sermons I’ve heard as a United Methodist. My denomination generally doesn’t discuss the afterlife much at all, mostly choosing instead to focus on God’s love and mercy. The existence of Hell, and why a person can potentially go there bothered me for a … Continue reading Medjugorje and the Afterlife

The Power of Religious Items in Dreams

I recently purchased a small guardian angel pendant on Amazon, out of a new interest in Catholic style religious items. My intention was to find something specifically related to Saint Michael the Archangel, who is known as a protective figure. Well, to my surprise, the pendant I received wasn’t the product I had bought. Instead … Continue reading The Power of Religious Items in Dreams

Religious Statues in Dreams

Ever since a dream I had of Michael the Archangel back in October 2015, I’ve had a recurring dream theme of seeing religious statues. Most often, these are statues of the Blessed Mother Mary and various angels. Based on the timing of these statue dreams, the main meaning/point of them is likely to strengthen my … Continue reading Religious Statues in Dreams

Trump’s Hypocrisy Towards the LGBTQ Community

It’s because of this, what Trump said in his tweets this morning, that I laugh whenever anybody tries to argue that he’s a “friend” of the LGBTQ community. Please, no more of that nonsense. This morning, Trump took to Twitter and released a series of tweets declaring that, after discussing the matter with military experts, … Continue reading Trump’s Hypocrisy Towards the LGBTQ Community