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May 16, 2019

What is the cringiest, most awkward or embarrassing memory you have?

I think each person has moments like this. We all have events in our lives we wish we could change. Often, it’s just silly and relatively small moments that we cringe over. Sometimes these “recall” moments are real regrets.

I’ve always been a serious cringer. I’ve often gone back to...

March 27, 2019

My hands break from pounding the wall
I collapse as the floor shatters and I fall
Falling and falling, I cry out in agony
Soon to become one more in the myriad of dead men

The battlefield that surrounds me, engulfs us all in flames
I cling tightly onto my last shred of hope
But it is snatched from me by enemies, the creatures in the dark
I hear them...

March 22, 2019

In March of 2018, I cut my hair because I wanted to let dead things go. It has been a year since then and I have been through a lot of things that I did not see coming.

The Season of Lent gives us the opportunity to choose to let some things go in our lives. If you are not familiar with Lent, it is a 40-day period of time before Easter in which Chri...

March 8, 2019

This past December I ended up quitting my part-time job at Subway after two and a half years of working there. During my time there I would reflect on what my motivation was while working in the fast-food industry. Understandably, as a student, I mostly appreciated making an income. I never expected that I would learn such foundational and spiritua...

December 20, 2018

Christmas is fast approaching. During December, it seems that everything is calming down and yet speeding up at the same time. Unlike most years, this year I’ve been feeling a little isolated from it all. This season of life has found me in a place where I don’t really feel like anticipating Christmas, or anything hopeful, for that matter. As this...

October 23, 2018

It has been on my heart to make my first writing piece about feeling distant from God. I held off on writing this piece until now because after countless times of praying to feel God’s presence and answers, He made something known to me.

I haven’t had it easy for the past two years. I was trying to heal from heartbreak and 2017 felt like the worst y...

October 16, 2018

Authenticity is so hard. I often struggle to be completely real with people. This is a common struggle that most of us deal with every day. However, sometimes a fear of being genuine reveals deeper insecurities in us. Recently I’ve been discovering that somewhere along my life journey I started believing a lie. A lie that I was only lovable if I pr...

October 9, 2018

The term, “Men for Others” is one used frequently at St. Paul’s High School here in Winnipeg. It is used to describe what a graduate of that institution must exhibit, someone who takes the interests of others before his own. This motto is displayed everywhere, and it is frequently used by the teachers to remind the young students of their true purp...

September 4, 2018

From finishing bio homework plus reading a book that’s due the next day plus doing chores and having some “downtime” for yourself, it seems that God does not really fit in this equation. Even when we do find time to pray, it seems as if we are too tired to even do so because we have left it at the bottom of our list of things to do. No one ever sai...

August 21, 2018

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away s...

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