When Being Broken is Funner Than Being Whole

The mind is interesting. For instance, having been sober from various prescriptions pills, alcohol and high amounts of weed, there are moments when I truly miss indulging in these behaviors.

I have been sober for a year and for that I can attest that life has definitely improved by much. Being enrolled at great college, awesome and refreshing relationships, high amounts of self understanding, value, and esteem, a deeper relationship with God and even an intense gym regimen.

However, every blessing comes with it its share of burdens.

And that goes for anything such as;

The added responsibilities with your new promotion at work

The stress that comes with having the child you always wanted

The constant self-evaluation and group meetings to remind you why refraining from drugs is the best way to go.

With this knowledge, it helps to understand that it should be of no surprise that at some point of our "breakthroughs" rather it be sobriety, health, or a great relationship. Ther…

5 Dark Philosophies from 5 Famous Gangsters That Can Improve Your Confidence

America loves gangsters. From Al Capone and Billy the Kid, to fictional icons such as Tony Montana from Scarface and chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White from the hit show Breaking Bad.

In reality, most of us with (with at least a little bit of sense) are aware that beyond the hype, these men were psychopaths. Clinically and psychologically speaking, a gangster, in its current definition, isn't something healthy to desire to become.

However, there is something about a gangster's traits that strikes at our core. A bonafied sense of power and freedom seems possible and even attainable when we witness the confidence of these men rather for right or wrong reasons. Because of this, many of us admire these fictional or non fictional individuals.

Here is a list of 5 philosophies listed as quotes that these famous gangsters, fiction or non fiction lived by that we can use to increase our perspective of life, influence, work, and most of all our overall confidence.

1) &…

5 Reasons You Suck At Life and Why Its Ok

5 Reasons You Suck At Life and Why and Its OK

You are not special. God doesn't center around your amazing existence to make sure everything turns out the way you imagine it to. In fact, we can all admit that many times it feels like this separate entity called "Life" is against us. As if we live in a strange and unwelcoming world constantly driving us out and pushing us over the edge of the Abyss of Chaos and disorder.
Rather you are deep in your faith with Christ or are somewhat new to the life with Jesus, prepare to be a little offended yet enlighten to why you suck at life, The root problem of such reality, and five factual and Biblical reasons for this reality that may make you cringe as you read, but will have the seed of Biblical and Eternal encouragement.
This Article is not to make you feel good, more or less, to allow you to stop 'trying-so-hard' and rest in your newness of life with Christ. I warn you, since you most likely have a short attention span, t…

Four Reasons Young Adults Should Not Dream!

I am no billionaire or millionaire but I am one on the journey towards being a young entrepreneur that can hopefully add value for others in society one way or another. As encouraged as it is to have a BIG PLAN and HUGE VISION, as many in the self-help world would explain, A big vision without smaller and micro-managed goals is just a pipe dream. As young adults, it is important to dream but to also be grounded in reality and take action on a day to day basis. Many young aspiring dreamers, such as myself, have fallen to the 'Dream Curse". It is having so much Ideas, Theories, and desired outcomes, but getting stuck in idleness when it comes time to take basic and BORING actions. Since we have a 'dream' but no smaller and realistic goals to get to it, we become idle and lazy which results in self-sabotage, self-judgment, and worst STAGNATION.
With the popularity and growth of self-help, also comes self-sabotage for many of us. We become addicted to the 'feeling…

Life is Not As Hard As We Make It: Zack's Testimony

Why do we do what we do?  Why do we go to church? Why do we love people? Why do we hate people? Why do we drink or smoke? Why do we live the way that we live, or is it even the way that we want to be living? We do what we want to and live the way we chose to live for many different reasons.  Some of us do it because we are depressed, some because we are simply bored.  I want to share with you guys a little bit about my story and how my life has began to change. I grew up going to church every Sunday.  My parents are both saved.  I was expected to behave and treat other people with respect.  As I got older I wanted to fit in.  I started becoming a fake person and leaving old friendships for new ones.   High school came around and I wanted to become someone that I wasn't to fit in.  I had a lot of fun doing this in the moment, but eventually I became miserable.   I began drinking.  I couldn't do any drugs in high school because the school that I went to drug tested.   Once I gradua…

Why Christians Must Live in the HERE and NOW

Our minds are constantly racing. A fact every human being experiences to be true. Think of this moment as a brief example. Relax and feel your breath and body and be as present as you can be. You'll notice very quickly that thoughts about the future such as, "I need to get this done" "What should I eat for lunch" other thoughts and critics such as "This is boring" "Im uncomfortable in this position" or thoughts about the past. Either way it is the same,the mind is never truly 'here' it is always seeking to be somewhere else, some distant future that seems better than the present one, but once you get there its just another 'Now'.

As a follower of Christ, imagine how your personal life would look like if you lived in the present as intentionally as you could? This answer may vary, but one thing that is sure is that we would hear and know God's voice and will in every scenario. Being present isn't just a fancy term nor…


That silent demon Like parasite consumption Grab a hold of your thoughts In its wrath, it controls your functions.
Flesh. It screams. Keep going. Keep going. You’ve got nothing to lose. It’s already growing. He’s watching you. You’re falling. Deeper and deeper.
Run! No…no..not away from Me. TO Me. My child, can’t you see? You’re trying to fight this battle, without Me. One blow and you’re knocked out, cold.
Run! TO Me. Call unto Me! Look at My Hand! Reach! You yearn to scream out for Me, I know it. But that pride…that pride, you show it.
That silence. My child, break free. Come to Me. I am your refuge, your rock. Why hide? Why? I know you. I’m no stranger. From my Hands I created you. Stop looking back. Stop looking away. Don’t hide your face. Look at Me.
You think I can’t see? Stop trying to avoid in order to fill A void Only with Me will it be filled. Talk to Me.
Say it. Say the word. Lust. You’re fighting it, I know. Open up to Me. I want to see you grow.
The next time Lust knocks on your door, Run! TO Me.…