I don’t call myself “Christian”.

If you've been following me for some time, you know that I've changed a lot. I've had many ups and downs in my journey since I've started The Spiritual Dilemma, but everything has been worth it. Every mistake, adventure, and curious thought has shaped me into the person that I am today. If you're new … Continue reading I don’t call myself “Christian”.

A Poem: Ally

When I left, I thought that I would escape your grasps. I can't fully run away from you. This system that I left behind is chasing me, and I'm tired and weary. My church has turned their back on me and my family is now, too. What am I supposed to do? I have fingers … Continue reading A Poem: Ally

A Poem: Statues

This weapon of war is now a statue. It's a prophecy of something that we can hope for. Bombs drop, people scream, Satan laughs, and everyone is searching for meaning. As war begins, darkness spreads over the world. "It's for God!" No it's not. It's for your own fears and moral constructs. We've gotten rid … Continue reading A Poem: Statues

A Poem: Peace

When I close my eyes and think of peace, I see you radiating it so kindly. Guns. Violence. Slander. Murder. When I think of peace, I think of empathy, and it's something that moves me. Parkland. Great Mills. Vegas. Orlando. When I think of peace, one moment becomes an eternity. Travon Martin. Stephon Clark. Eric … Continue reading A Poem: Peace

The Wild Goose

The Wild Goose is a long forgotten symbol of Celtic Christianity. The Wild Goose is a term used to describe the Holy Spirit. I know it's wild, no pun intended, to think of the Holy Spirit as a Goose. In the Christian Bible, the Holy Spirit is described as a dove. Why would the Celtic … Continue reading The Wild Goose

Pro-Life or Pro-Choice

Abortion. This word stirs up a lot of feelings in today's conversations. What does it mean to be pro-life? What does it mean to be pro-choice. Everything you've ever thought about these two schools of thought could be wrong. Actually, I think they are. In America, abortion is legal per regulation by state. Despite what … Continue reading Pro-Life or Pro-Choice

Hell

Have you ever sat in a single moment and thought about eternity? What did that look like for you? Maybe you imagine reincarnation. Maybe you think that there's nothing after death. Maybe you think those who do wrong will suffer and those who do good will be in eternal bliss. Maybe you believe in an … Continue reading Hell

A Poem: Heaven on Earth

I've got questions upon questions and my mind is racing with this fixation on the glorious mysteries that await upon death. I'm curious and baffled that life could be so extravagant yet so harmful all at once. Churches preach hell and call forward a drive for heaven but can't manage to treat each other correctly … Continue reading A Poem: Heaven on Earth

A poem: circles

I find myself repeating everything. In and out. In and out. In and out. I'm in and out and lifeless, but I can't give up what I see in this. I get up and have no passion. I get up and can't even see myself. I get up and realized I've lost this and I … Continue reading A poem: circles

Christmas

For many people across the world, Christmas is the most loved holiday of the year. When you walk into a mall you can hear the bliss of holiday music and you can see the trees and lights. Many places have Santa sitting on a thrown of red, surrounded by elves, and each Santa ready for … Continue reading Christmas