Tag: Christianity

Play the Hand You Are Dealt

This was another lesson I got from reading WILL, Will Smith’s autobiography, co-written by Mark Manson. Like I’ve said, the lessons are plenty, and I don’t know how this one was missed in the twelve I compiled last week! Actually, it was one of the early lessons that […]

The Atheist – Epilogue

This episode is part of my podcast series DEAR ATHEIST… If you prefer, LISTEN NOW. ***** “God loves you,” I say, as I hand over a printed pamphlet containing my testimony to a young child on the street. Her mother snatches the paper from her hands and slams it back into […]

The Atheist – Episode Ten

This episode is part of my podcast series DEAR ATHEIST… If you prefer, LISTEN NOW. ***** That Saturday, I took Angela and Lucy to visit with my mother in Boston.  It’s a trip we haven’t taken in many years.  I had stayed away after Lucy’s birth, unable to understand nor stand […]

The Atheist – Episode Nine

This episode is part of my podcast series DEAR ATHEIST… If you prefer, LISTEN NOW. ***** I hear a sound in the distance. It’s dull at first, and then becomes sharper, piercing through my brain until my eyes open. I open them wide, as I take in my surroundings. Where am […]

The Atheist – Episode Eight

This episode is part of my podcast series DEAR ATHEIST… If you prefer, LISTEN NOW. ***** We were immediately flooded with light; indescribable brilliance. And I knew I was in the presence of God. I was temporarily blinded by the light until my eyes adjusted to the brightness of it. Pretty […]

The Atheist – Episode Six

This episode is part of my podcast series DEAR ATHEIST… If you prefer, LISTEN NOW. ***** That question hit me like a ton of bricks. Of course this was more than my death. This was a woman I built a life with…only for her to discover me at my passing. It […]

The Atheist – Episode Five

This episode is part of my podcast series DEAR ATHEIST… If you prefer, LISTEN NOW. ***** We walked through the doors of my high school auditorium into the cafeteria of my university campus. The hustle and bustle was as it always was, with freshmen moving in their clicks; girls in their […]

The Atheist – Episode Four

This episode is part of my podcast series DEAR ATHEIST… If you prefer, LISTEN NOW. ***** The scent of lavender filled the air, bringing with it the nostalgic memory of Rachel, my very first crush.  She had the longest, golden, wavy hair that dropped down to her butt, and thick, long, […]

The Atheist – Episode Three

This episode is part of my podcast series DEAR ATHEIST… If you prefer, LISTEN NOW. ***** “Quiet please!” My third grade Religious Studies teacher was such a contradiction. She was the least pious or humble person you’d ever meet. Even as children we could tell that she didn’t quite agree with […]

The Atheist – Episode Two

This episode is part of my podcast series DEAR ATHEIST… If you prefer, LISTEN NOW. ***** I turned from the scene as I couldn’t continue to watch.  The sight of my parents looking so happy, probably the happiest I’ve ever seen them, was too much. And my father passed away ten […]

The Atheist – Episode One

This episode is part of my podcast series DEAR ATHEIST… If you prefer, LISTEN NOW. ***** I wake up to consciousness.  All around me is fire, but it doesn’t burn.  The strangest thing. There are many people around.  Some of them are crying and screaming.  I turn to look at what […]