The Reminder of God’s Healing Ability in Psalms 30:2

“Oh LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.” (Psalms 30:2) I’m not sure if the sudden increase in cloudy, dreary weather has been the culprit, or the stress of my job has wiped me out more than I initially realized, but I was feeling really empty and drained … Continue reading The Reminder of God’s Healing Ability in Psalms 30:2

The Grief of Alessa Gillespie: Silent Hill 1 and God’s Mission to Rescue His Children

“Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.” (Psalm 27:10) (Note: For those of you who intend to eventually play SH1, please be aware that this post will contain heavy spoilers about the game’s plot, especially the ending.) The Silent Hill series is primarily known as a Japanese psychological/survivor horror series … Continue reading The Grief of Alessa Gillespie: Silent Hill 1 and God’s Mission to Rescue His Children

Dream Visitations from Deceased Individuals

Over the past few years, I’ve occasionally had a few dreams where somebody recently deceased appears, creating a vivid dream that becomes hard to forget. I know that before I go and label every instance like this as a true “visitation” experience, I have to evaluate the entire dream to ensure that it wasn’t simply … Continue reading Dream Visitations from Deceased Individuals

Personal Favorite Songs for Erasing Loneliness

I have a strong affinity for music that helps me get through the random bouts of loneliness that catch me off guard every now and then. For some reason, summer nights are often the time of the year when loneliness can become utterly unbearable. In times like these, alongside prayer and trust in God, listening … Continue reading Personal Favorite Songs for Erasing Loneliness

Laura Palmer’s Angel: a Cinematic Representation of God’s Faithfulness

Note: If you haven’t watched the original Twin Peaks 1990-91 series and/or Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, please be aware that this post will contain a few spoilers. Twin Peaks, with its bizarre themes and perspective on the paranormal, would certainly not be a top pick for Christian audiences to enjoy with their families. … Continue reading Laura Palmer’s Angel: a Cinematic Representation of God’s Faithfulness

The Importance of Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” This verse has been my favorite Bible verse ever since I began my faith journey a few years ago. It serves as a simple but powerful reminder that no matter how much grief we have in our lives and in our hearts, there is no … Continue reading The Importance of Matthew 5:4

The Views of Eugene Peterson and the Divide in the Church

When I first read about Eugene Peterson’s apparent change of heart on the matter of same-sex marriage, I was surprised and undoubtedly pleased. For a well-known figure such as Peterson to make that move could only have helped push forward in the struggle of LGBTQ people to be fully accepted in churches. And so, like … Continue reading The Views of Eugene Peterson and the Divide in the Church

Reading Up on Saint Faustina-Part 1

Ever since a powerful God-given experience I was given back in October 2016 (which I wrote about here), I’ve researched the life and writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, a Polish saint who is hailed as the Secretary of Divine Mercy. Divine Mercy Christians generally have a good idea of what God’s mercy is, based on … Continue reading Reading Up on Saint Faustina-Part 1

The Outcome of Rev. Karen Oliveto’s Church Trial

As a gay member of the United Methodist Church, after learning of the predictable but nonetheless frustrating outcome of Rev. Karen Oliveto’s church court trial, I’m finding it difficult to contain my temper and have any semblance of a filter on the angry words that I’m aching to speak. Rev. Oliveto’s status as a bishop … Continue reading The Outcome of Rev. Karen Oliveto’s Church Trial