Bird House

“Bird House” by n.J.bellacicco There once was a carpenter, who wanted to build a bird house for his dying friend. He and his friend would sit by the window and watch the birds eat from the feeder all day long. This friend could not move because he was too weak. The birds would come and…

Failing your New Year’s Resolution

Like the majority of the world… whenever I start a new year’s resolution I fail miserably after the first few weeks. After I get off track, I seem to give up because….well I lost. My bad habits won.  I get so discouraged at my lack of willpower that it seems to zap away all my…

My first book “Pouring Echoes” RELEASED NOW

Hey friends. Hey family. Hey strangers. Today, December 1, 2017, is an awesome day for me. My first book of poetry, “Pouring Echoes” was released on Amazon! The poems in this work were compiled with a purpose. They were written in both times of utter despair and complete elation. They were written in coffee shops…

The Purse Lady

I was in Church last week. Placed on the seat next to me was a purse. The lady  who owned the purse was two seats away. The choir started singing and just like that Church had started. Maybe, ten minutes into the start a couple walked in and the usher pointed to the seat next…

He Gave Me the Bird

God gave me the bird. Before I am called a blasphemer… Let me explain.  The last few months have all about listening to God for me. My whole life I have been a talker. For those that know me well can attest to this fact. However, in the brokenness and confusion of the last few…

God Wrecked Me 

I’m a Christian man. I pray. I’ve never missed a Sunday. I love people. I love God. Yet, for some reason in my heart I never believed that I heard His voice. In my prayers I felt distance. In my Church I felt distracted. I love people but how can I love more? I love…

5 Ways to Call Anxiety’s Bluff

Whether it be school related. Difficult situations at home. Job related. Or for no reason at all, anxiety plagues many of us. It flushes our quality of life down the toilet and sometimes makes it tough to get out of bed in the morning. But we can’t let it take hold of us. We need…

Do This Right Now.

Hey. Can you do something for me right now? Yes, this very instant. I want you to think of a memory. A memory that makes you laugh out loud. Dig deep. Everyone has at least one. Not figuratively lol. Literally laugh out loud. A memory that makes you want to spit up the coffee that…

My Only Trophy

Above my fridge I have a trophy.   It is my only trophy.   The only one I kept. It is pretty big and was for a soccer shootout competition I won. Let me tell you the story: When I was 13 my parents told me about a soccer competition that would take place at…

God and the Sandy Man Bun Angel

It was about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. My girlfriend and I had just been hanging out on the beach for about an hour before it started to rain. We ran back to my car, but the sky cleared right away. That is Florida for you in a nutshell. So, we decided to go on…

God,when you take the steering wheel, let me not freak out.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” This is the first line of the serenity prayer, which is one of my favorites. However, I never  thought deep into this line until today. Serenity is defined as “the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled” This is something I, and many…

Prayer and Procrastination

I am procrastinating right now. I hate it. This week I have two big medical school tests. Am I ready? Not even close? Do I want to get a good grade? Of course. Have I been working hard? Yes. So what’s the problem? Today, I want to write a little about procrastination and staying focused….