Messages from Young Adults

Tag archive for ‘Spiritual Life’

Is it unfair to say they compromised their faith?

Is it unfair to say they compromised their faith?

In an article I recently read online, eight Christians living in Bangladesh were kidnapped and forced to return to Buddhism by their captures. “The Buddhists held a pastor, a church secretary, a village leader, and five members from a Baptist church in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh,” said Caroline Anderson, a well-informed writer in […]

The Certainty of Uncertainty

The Certainty of Uncertainty

I hate uncertainty. That feeling of not knowing. That absence of concrete information. The gray area. That irritating lack of clarity. Define it however you want, but know that I definitely hate it. This is probably a side-effect of my western upbringing where everything is five-year planned, written down in several different documents and signed […]

Culture first, Christ later

Culture first, Christ later

I met her my second week in Thailand. She doesn’t speak much English but her smile speaks volumes, making up for what words cannot say. She has a Thai nickname that is easier to remember and so it has been easy for us to become friends. She comes to church every weekend, most Friday nights […]

Lesson 11:The widow of Zarephath: The leap of faith

Anytime I hear the word or see the name Zarephath, I think of this Christian station based in Zarephath, New Jersey and almost every weekend, I volunteer my time to help them. It is amazing what faith can do and what happens when we take that leap of faith. How many people in the Bible […]

Lesson 3: Celebrating Spiritual & Physical Fitness

The wise man said for everything there is a season. And if you live in Canada you know there are two seasons: winter and not-winter. For me the end of winter signals the start of netball season (think basketball for girls) and the start of five months of intense sporting activity that will undoubtedly force […]

Faith in seat 14F

Faith in seat 14F

It’s another business trip. Or vacation. Or trip to go see family. I’m in terminal D, or E, or F and I’m trying to bend time in order to get to gate 27 in a polar opposite terminal. This particular leg finds me deposited in the cavernous, air conditioned hallways of DFW, LAX, BWI, IAH, […]

Adventists + Dating // An Open Letter

Adventists + Dating // An Open Letter

Dear Brother Who is Eyeing the SDA Girl*, I know it’s taken a lot of nerve and will-power to get to this point – the point at which you feel you can finally, after weeks of shy smiles, admiring glances, and small talk revolving around similar tastes in films and music, get up the nerve […]

The Michael in Me

The Michael in Me

Last night at the BET music awards Jaime Foxx said, “We want to celebrate this black man.  He belongs to us and we shared him with everybody else.”  But did MJ really belong? The death of Michael Jackson actually made me turn on my television after probably weeks of having no interaction with the tube […]

The Invisible Mask – Really?

A mask is defined as “a covering for all or part of the face, worn to conceal one’s identity” (Source – All Time famous Dictionary.com). We all love our faces or to make it more specific and relative to this blog, I would say we love our identity and it’s reflection in the society we […]

What Was In My Drink Last Night

What Was In My Drink Last Night

New Year’s Eve is one of those nights filled with so many mixed emotions. Some people are lost in the crowd and lonely, while others seal away the past year with a special kiss. Things are different for those like Alpha SDA Church members who had the opportunity to be certain about where they stand […]