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Carrying One’s Cross: A Literal Meaning or Metaphor?
According to this kid, it’s for real. Junior Garcia, a 19-year-old college student from Texas, decided in July of 2011 after a Christian youth group meeting to “…take up my cross. And I felt so strong in my heart. And I felt Him tell me where to go and how to go.” His journey involves…
Part Two of Heather’s Guest Post: “How Religion Almost Ruined My Marriage.”
Here is part two of my wife’s post carried over from yesterday. Enjoy and be sure to visit her blog as well for more! —— Let’s get some background info on my husband, Andrew. He is the grandson of a Southern Baptist pastor. However, he wasn’t really raised in a household that put much emphasis…
Guest Post by my Wife on How Religion Nearly Ruined Our Marriage.
The following post was written by my wife, Heather, for her blog www.upsidedownhomeschooling.com. Here you’ll get another perspective of our family life before Project Conversion began. Enjoy… ——- Growing up my family was not very involved in church. I was baptized as an infant in the Lutheran church and I went through the major milestones:…
If Your Destiny Doesn’t Scare The Hell Out of You, Then You Haven’t Found It.
Yesterday’s post bothers me. Sometimes we don’t need a message that comforts or nourishes us, but one which blows our proverbial socks off. Sometimes we need our facades and illusions destroyed. That post did that for me, even though it was intended for you. But sometimes, we must eat our own words. Maybe it’s the…
God’s Will: How to Discover One’s Place and Avoid Mistaken Identity
Although I am no mechanic, I love watching machines work. The meshing of cogs, one influencing the other, with a power and synchronicity which shaped our modernity is mesmerizing. It also demonstrates the nature by which we humans (and other social creatures) operate. The bottom line is that all progress stems from cooperation, the movement…
Can We Understand the Holy Trinity by Contemplating Our Own Humanity?
Today is Trinity Sunday, or more properly known as “The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity,” in the Roman Catholic Church. On this day, Catholics celebrate a feast day which honors the mystery and doctrine of the Holy Trinity, the notion that God exists as one essence (from the Greek, ousia), however in three distinct…
How Far Can Belief Really Take Us?
When I was a kid, my mother told me that I could do anything I set my mind to as long as I believed in myself. Perhaps you grew up with the same mantra. In the United States, we commonly refer to the apprehension of our goals as the “American Dream” and I wanted to…
Project Conversion Q & A Thursday (5/31)
A few weeks ago, I asked members of the Project Conversion Facebook page to ask questions about, well, anything. There was such a good turnout that I believe we’ll make this a weekly date. Each Monday, I’ll make a call for questions and answer them (to the best of my ability) the following Thursday. Anything…
Interview with Tarot Deck Artist, Adam Blodgett
Every once in a while, I get the honor and privilege to help make a difference in someone’s life. Today is one of those days. Meet Mr. Adam Blodgett. A writer and graphic/web designer from Olympia, Washington, Blodgett is a man with extraordinary vision, talent, and energy. So when I heard this guy was producing…
The Lost Art of Memorial Day: Are We Really Honoring Our Nation’s Fallen?
U.S. citizens recognize the last Monday of the month of May as Memorial Day. This is a time of remembrance of those brave souls who offered their lives on the altar of freedom and justice for this country (and yes, even others). Our Memorial Day origins stem, like Mother’s Day, from the post-Civil War period,…
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