I can still slide over my tooth and feel where it chipped off as my face hit the concrete after a massive blow. I can still look at my thumb and see the scar from a crazy Albanian. I relive those memories sweetened by a cocktail of adrenalin and regrets and, I have to admit, a smile on my face.…

After the high of salvation is over

Transition We are bathed in awe as we take our first breath. Our ears can hear at last, and our eyes are now open. We emerge into life as showers of joy surround our minds. We can hear the shouts of joy from the angles above as we pick up the scent of heaven. It seems like nothing can destroy…

The sweet morning dew is rushing through my nostrils. Beams of the rising sun pierce the dawn. My breath is heavy. The fast pounding in my neck distracts me from what lies only a few moments away. “Today I might go home. I lived my life by the laws our father Moses received from above. I fought every enemy that…

The shreds are flying, as they say in German. We often fight the most ruthless with he people closest to us. The stakes are high and the words cut deep. Our emotions take over and the wild west makes know it’s here. Our perception dictates our actions, and we end up with our hands in the air and our tongues…

“Screw it all! I have tried and tried again, and I’m sick and tired of it. I’m going to the bar.” The pressures of life can get overwhelming sometimes. Things don’t work the way we hoped for, and even our greatest push backs didn’t accomplish a thing. Our sweat and tears are in vain, and our efforts run down the…

Scavengers and savages are ruling the world. Come and take what your want. Sexual freedom is there for all of us. Taking is interpreted as giving and the gift becomes a debt. Support for sexual freedom is everywhere and victims keep quiet for fear of shame and blame. Young girls are getting raped, futures destroyed and destinies taken. Women with…

Sin and character flaws have the tendency to hide. They are visible to everyone but us. We don’t recognize our faults because they have established themselves as patterns from an early age. We only do what we have down all our lives. Growing up in a liberal European city, the suppression of women was usually not a topic. Equal treatment…

100 years ago, claiming to be a Christian was nothing weird. People understood because most had at least some affiliation with the church. No one would challenge you because they’d know where you are coming from. People got you, and the crowd was with you. Today, Christians get a glimpse of persecution. You’ll feel the pressure when you raise your…

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