My Faith Hassle

Personal Hassles

There is Something Wrong with My Gaze

The Christian gaze demands I see everything through the lens of my faith: What is God’s plan for this? What will God think about this? What does the Bible say about this act or this person’s behaviour? The Christian gaze demands I be a Christian first and everything else second. I find this impossible. So far.

Gratitude?

“I have failed to fulfil them not because I did not wish to, but because I was unable to.” – Leo Tolstoy   It’s not rocket science to notice how grateful Christians are for salvation. In my home church, all testimonies start with: “I want to thank the Lord for the salvation of my soul” …

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On Divorce and the Absolute Permanence of Mistakes

Disclaimer: This blog is me thinking about my Christian struggles in public. If you’re in a place where a little negativity might shake your faith, please, don’t read any further. Love and Light.   “Religious people don’t believe actions are good or bad because of the results of those actions. They believe actions are good …

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Another year and I’m still playing with God

“I’ve been a Christian for 23 years. I’m just not getting anywhere. I’m as weak as when I first accepted Christ my savior. I still fail. I just don’t know if it’s worth it.” – Cheryl (From Joyce Meyer’s Battlefield of the Mind)   Yesterday was my birthday. 25th January. I’m ageing. Yes, you’re ageing …

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Okay, do I deserve judgement?

Disclaimer: This blog is me thinking about my Christian struggles in public. If you’re in a place where a little negativity might shake your faith, please, don’t read any further. Love and Light.   “See, I believe if God is real, He’d never judge a man because he knows us all and therefore, he would understand …

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The Story of the Beginning

“If I know the way home and I’m walking along it drunkenly, is it any less the right way because I am staggering from side to side?” — Leo Tolstoy I became a Christian four years and seven months ago. In those four years and seven months, I have staggered from side to side. I …

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