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…

I’m an Elf

It is sometime in May. You are an elf working in Santa’s workshop. You have been making toys all day and are tired. Christmas is not for a few more months anyway. So, you leave and go out and do elf things. But there is one elf that doesn’t join you and your friends. This…

I’m Here For a Good Time

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship. My relationship with… time. Whenever I haven’t studied enough I constantly say, “There just isn’t enough time.” When I am hanging out with friends, it feels like it is over in a millisecond. Time moves so fast. When I am at the doctor’s office waiting for…

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 You Talk to Yourself?

I have a problem. And I bet I am not the only one who has it. It is a problem in my prayer life. Days like today, the problem has shown it’s face. There are times when I catch myself… praying to myself. What do I mean by this? Well, during my prayers I find…

A Poem: What to Do Next

    next.  when I heard I was not at a loss for words I had a lot to say I had a lot to feel But I was at a loss What to do. next. the walls were mocking me to punch them my tongue was putting on his sneakers, to run a marathon…

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…