Why I Can’t Celebrate Christmas

Honestly, I could end this post in a few lines. Fire in Oakland. Chapecoense football team.  Genocide in Syria. Bombings in Germany.  Explosions in Mexico. Attacks in Pakistan. Post-election America.  Add to this your own personal pains – the passing of loved ones, loss of opportunities, stresses of life – and they still wonder whyContinue reading “Why I Can’t Celebrate Christmas”

Three Things I Learnt from Fasting for 72 Hours

If you are reading this, it means that I’m dead, or am in the process of dying. I can’t take it anymore.. Need………food….. … But let’s not kid ourselves. I love food WAY too much to part with it. So I decided, instead, to participate in a cellphone/social media fast for 72 hours facilitated by theContinue reading “Three Things I Learnt from Fasting for 72 Hours”

Christmas Confessions of a Third-Culture-Kid

Christmas is painful sometimes. A significant part of the problem is being unable to identify what “home” really is. Home is where the heart is, people say. But what if my heart is in many different places? Does that mean I have multiple homes? If so, then is there a place out of all theseContinue reading “Christmas Confessions of a Third-Culture-Kid”

How to Abuse Your Relationship With God.

I have to admit. Sometimes I think God is in an abusive relationship with me. I get it. “Abuse” is a word loaded with paper trails, court appeals, and restraining orders. It does have baggage. But when taken at face value, to abuse simply means to misuse, or use improperly. In that vein of thought,Continue reading “How to Abuse Your Relationship With God.”

Why Christians Should Not Focus On Being Like Jesus.

I’ve always wondered what the phrase “be like Jesus” meant. Does it mean to copy His appearance? If so, does that mean I had to grow a beard, sow my own clothes, and chuck my shoes for some sandals? Does it mean to imitate His personality? Then does that mean I have to swap myContinue reading “Why Christians Should Not Focus On Being Like Jesus.”

The Single Most Important Choice You Can Make RIGHT NOW to Grow in Your Relationship with God.

What’s the most important choice you can make right now to grow spiritually? If I were to tell you, you probably wouldn’t even believe it. It is so simple, so unsophisticated, so candid that you might even kick yourself for not realizing it. At least that’s what I did when I first realized it. IfContinue reading “The Single Most Important Choice You Can Make RIGHT NOW to Grow in Your Relationship with God.”

Does Prayer Really Make a Difference?

The Wilson household took prayer seriously. Daily personal prayer as well as family prayer was encouraged. But growing up, I’ve often times wondered if prayer really made any difference. Because what I’d known about prayer sometimes did not quite reflect the reality of my experiences. For one, I couldn’t quite relate the unfathomable Bible storiesContinue reading “Does Prayer Really Make a Difference?”