Cancel Your Trip to Perfection

Setting a goal because you “should” instead of focusing on what you “will” is why the train goes off the rails, spiraling you into an endless cycle of fixing life rather than living it. 

Paul, Apostle of Christ

The story of two men. Luke, as friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. […]

We Can’t Stop Talking About “Silence”

Better late than never, I finally saw this 2016 Martin Scorsese movie, Silence. It was a three-hour experience of holding my breath, closing my eyes, and contemplating whether my own efforts to evangelize are more tied to goal achievement or God’s love.  This movie was brilliant and it messed me up.  No, it was brilliant […]

Life Is Not Fair

“To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one bag — each according to his own ability.”  – Matthew 25:15 This passage from Matthew 25:14-30  is known as “The Parable of the Talents.”  The word “talent” is not referencing your ability to juggle eggs.  A talent is a measure of mass, […]

Pro-Choice Christians

Shine TYC is AUTHENTIC, BOLD, SMART, and COURAGEOUS and so we are not afraid to express our views.  We believe life begins before conception.  We believe you were a purpose before you were a person.  We also believe in a woman’s right to choose. Pro-Choice does not mean pro-abortion. As of late, people seem to be […]

Happy National Thesaurus Day Jesus

    “Christ, Good Shepherd, King of Kings, Lamb of God, Lord, Lord of Lords, Messiah, Prince of Peace, Redeemer, Savior, Son of Man” It’s National Thesaurus Day!  It’s the day that Mark Roget – you know,  of Roget’s Thesaurus – was born.  You may be wondering to yourself, “How does one celebrate National Thesaurus Day?” Well, […]

How Change Happens

Christian Lifestyle Personality, Kamryn Adams, explores the immediate nature of change using Paul’s Damascus experience.

4 Reasons Why I Believe in Jesus

In 1 Peter 3:15 we are told that we should be ready to explain our faith if asked.   I do not need to get into the deep theology and fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy to explain my belief. To me, it is a logical choice.   The Integrity of the Gospels The “biographies” of Jesus: […]

“Greenleaf” – Scripted from Reality

The short story: I love it. It’s a refreshing blast of scripted creativity that pulls us further away from the rage of reality TV. I was late to the game for “Greenleaf,” the new drama on the  Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).  Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Lamman Rucker at a social event.  He introduced […]