How Is Your Light Shining?

For the past few days, I have been considering an article centering on the theme, “Let your light shine.” I got the idea, when I read the stats for popular blog articles. I am surprised to discover people kept coming across “Is Your Light Shining?

After my initial surprise, I felt it time to write a new article on that theme; except, it will not talking about a certain YouTube personality.

I could do a rewrite; however, a fresh take seems best. Have you looked at the photo? The image begs the question. How do I carry out that? How do we illustrate Christ, to other people?

Here is my understanding of Matthew 5:14-16. It may or may not surprise you. How does the following sound to you? Continue reading “How Is Your Light Shining?”

Don’t Forget the OIIL: Language

As I consider this last part of my “Don’t Forget the OIIL” series, a mental recording clicks in my brain. The voice is that of certain YouTuber that I know.

“Watch your mouth, boy!” warns the young man, to his audience of teens and early twenty something. It is often connected with something that can go in an unwanted direction.  At the same time, it’s done with a touch of humor.

As I consider the recording, I toyed with the idea of changing the title to “Don’t Forget the OIIL: Watch Your Mouth!” James 3:11 and an old fountain came to mind. Should a fountain send forth, both sweet and bitter water?

How does this relate to creating content for a blog or YouTube? Continue reading “Don’t Forget the OIIL: Language”

How to Overcome the Fear of Being Different morning, I asked the following question in a Google+ Community. Are you afraid of being seen as different or weird?  I asked this question in a community for Christians. It’s too early for any kind of reaction.

For me, I really don’t think about it. Why? I didn’t have a choice; as I was born with disabilities.  As a child, there is no escaping the obvious facts. I was born, both nearsighted and hard of hearing.  Let’s not kid ourselves; it’s going to be noticed. 

As a Christian, this reality has not changed. I am still going to be perceived as different; it simply became more noticeable. At the age of 50, one does get used to the idea of being different.

Hey, I did not say that “I’ve arrived! NOT! For the average Christian, the fear of being different is not so easily overcome. I know about those fears; as I experienced similar fears, when growing up.

The more things change; the more they remain the same! Did you know that quote is straight from Ecclesiastes 1:9? Would you like to read about some truths that really helped me? Continue reading “How to Overcome the Fear of Being Different”

TIps For Creating Contents: YouTube & Blogging

Have you ever had one of those days? This morning, I find myself struggling with a potential blog story and I’m not certain of what to write. As I will listen to YouTube content creators, I know that this is a common occurrence. What shall I write? What is on my heart, today? Continue reading “TIps For Creating Contents: YouTube & Blogging”

A Spiritual Journey

TheRoadIt’s a dangerous thing to step outside your door. For once you place your feet upon the road; you never know where it will take you. Though I have not visited anyplace nearly fantastic as Rivendale or Gondor; I can certainly agree with that wise old hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

If you missed it, the above is a partial quote from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. Like Bilbo and Frodo, I’ve been on a journey for the past few months. Like Bilbo, I am far from dead.  Where have I been to? Let’s put it this way. It certainly wasn’t to Mordor or anything like that. Continue reading “A Spiritual Journey”

I Just Want To Play!

For the past few days, I’ve been tracking a debate about video games, YouTube and YouTube entertainers. As I read the tweets found on Twitter, a question formed in the back of my mind. How can I contribute to the ongoing debate? 

Outside of Minecraft, I rarely play any video games. I am simply not a gamer or I’d have created a YouTube channel dedicated to gaming. How did I get wrapped up in this debate?  Though I’m not a gamer, I follow certain YouTube gaming personalities and I listen to their comments on Twitter.

What can I contribute to this raging debate? For YouTubers, parents and fans, I will point you to this old piece of advice. It’s found in an old letter and its advice is quite solid. How so?   Continue reading “I Just Want To Play!”

The Angry Letter [Revised]

About a year ago, I wrote “The Angry Letter”. The story is written in the midst of pain and hurt. I was still recovering from the shock of getting such an email. For the past few days, it’s been in my heart, to revisit and revise that old story. Did something change? Why don’t you continue reading? This story does deal with an angry letter; however, some things needed changing. Continue reading “The Angry Letter [Revised]”