Religion

October is Pastor appreciate month, and I want to take a moment to tell you about my Pastor. I met Pete Orta​ around five years ago. At that time, I was desperately hooked on drugs and facing possible prison time. I had burnt every bridge available, and I couldn’t find

The world is always preaching self improvement.  Do this or do that to be a better you.  Get a routine.  Work out.  Get educated.  Grind your teeth until you abstain from your weaknesses.  This all sounds feasible, yet how often do they fail us?  I can’t tell you how many

Hello friends! I hope this letter finds you well, and no offense is pulled from it.  For starters, I wanted to share a little of my background with you.  I live in a ministry in Denison, Texas called In Triumph.  This ministry takes in young men who may be in

Galatians 5:16-17 “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from

The best part about being a creative type is the ability to detach from reality.  However, at the ripe age of 42, if I decide to take a trip to Neverland, I must return home before dark.  My responsibilities of family and ministry give me healthy limitations, but I do

If you want to recover, you will need to admit that you’re not a victim to drug addiction.  Even further, you must drop all of the world’s jargon over how drugs force you to be a bad person. No they don’t.  There’s nothing wrong with dope, there something wrong with

Bill Wilson, a founder of AA, was a mystic and a seeker of spiritual experiences.  He was not, in my opinion, a Christian.  If you find this hard to believe just look at his own words about “religion”…. “The thing that irks me about all religion is how confoundedly right

As a Christian, I have never once met another Christian who is hateful towards gay people.  Even if I did, it  wouldn’t take me more than five seconds to tell them to step.  I’m not in denial.  I know those false Christians exist.  I just wanted to say that the

Knowing the genre of the book you are reading in the Bible can help you dodge the fiery darts of heresy.  Literary hermeneutics should never be abandoned before opening a book, much less when studying Gods word.  Today, this common mistake has confused many about the gifts of the Spirit,