Thursday, December 22, 2011


Since I haven’t updated in a few months I figure why not go with two posts…

Here’s a salute to 2011.

It will truly be a memorable year in my life.

This is the year I graduated college.

I definitely should be a doctor by now with how many years I went to school (between transferring colleges and taking a semester off and figuring out how I’d do it on my own.)

I still don’t have a career but the only one who knows where my life will lead in that regard is God.

It was the year I believed in love again.

Unconditional, chaotic, crazy love.

I restored my relationship with God this year and renewed my faith in Him.

I started dating a man that is everything I could ever want. He has showed me the meaning of unconditional love in so many ways.

It’s also the year my father got out of the hospital and perplexed the doctor’s with his healing.

Exactly 2 years of being sick and he’s finally on the road to recovery.

Thank you Jesus.

I definitely grew up a lot this year.

2011… you were a roller coaster of emotions. There were times where I felt like giving up and times where I was so thankful to be alive and moving forward.

You were a good year, one that I truly will remember.

But let’s not even get started about the pop culture…

So here’s to 2012. May it be as uplifting, crazy, and life changing as 2011 was.

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”~ T.S Eliot

A message for Christmas

I know I haven’t written in here for a while but I recently read an article on the blog “Single Dad Laughing” and felt very compelled to respond…

The homophobia in this world breaks my heart. The bullying, the picketing outside of events, and the overall “gay bashing” needs to stop.

How are we ever going to spread the message of God’s love when we are hurting others?

What are we as Christians accomplishing?

I know it’s not all of us. There are only a select few but those few are the voices that are being broadcast and providing the message to non-believers that God is hateful. There is a sign that I’ve seen many times that says,“God hates fags”.

Do you really believe that’s true?!

Do you think people want to come to a God that hates them?

Let us as Christians provide love and love them for who they are and not what we think they should be.

Jesus never went around hating on other people.

Do you know the only people Jesus ever scolded were the so-called “religious” ones?

Have you ever heard to “Love thy neighbor as thyself”?

Some of my best friends are gay and I love them with all of my heart. They are some of the greatest people I know. It blows my mind when I see all of the hateful messages out there from “Christians”.

You all know the verse…

“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.

This Christmas, let’s spread that message and not “God hates fags” or whatever else people have been saying…

God loves the world. He loves us all. No one is excluded in God’s love. His love is SO great that He gave us His only Son to take away our sin and make us new.

I’m not saying everyone has to believe in what I believe. Everyone is entitled to his or her own view. I’m just saying that I’m going to love others as Jesus loves me and accept them for whom they truly are.

And this message doesn’t just go for those that are gay. It goes towards those who are a different religion, who have a criminal past and those who you believe are just “different”.

Love them as well.  Even when they don’t show love back…

Love them.

Show them that you care, that they are special and mean something in this crazy world.

I leave you with this verse from Philippians 2: 1-5

“Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind, regard one another more important than yourselves. Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.”

Don’t be the bully. Be the example. Be Christ-like.