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

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