Here We Are, Here We Go.

Photo by Gelgas Airlangga on This project has gone through some ups and downs, as have I. I think when I rebranded as "Being Sanctified" I had an ideal in my mind that did not come to fruition. That is the way most things have been in my life, honestly. Experience tells me it's … Continue reading Here We Are, Here We Go.

Monk Mode

Monk Mode was a way for me to say no to some of the instant gratification I so often sought. I could say, "No, I'm in Monk Mode right now. I need to focus." It helped quite a lot. But that phrase in and of itself is just a tool. It can help in the moment of temptation to get you through it, but eventually it grows stale without some kind of long-term commitment.

No Shame in Surrender

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Writing Music Surrender is something I've struggled with for a long time. For my entire life I've viewed surrender as something only the losers do, and then only if they're too weak willed to die fighting. It was only shame, to me, to think of surrendering. You can probably … Continue reading No Shame in Surrender

Sober from Alcohol, Empowered by the Holy Spirit

Photo by Emmanuel Phaeton on Unsplash Writing Music I'm currently reading a book called The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles F. Stanley. In this book, Stanley spends some time going over each example in the New Testament where the idea of being filled with the Holy Spirit is spoken of. He notes that this idea found … Continue reading Sober from Alcohol, Empowered by the Holy Spirit

Five Lessons Learned from Two Months of Sobriety

Photo by Benjamin Davies on Unsplash That doesn't really sound like a lot of time, does it? These last two months, though, have potentially been the longest in my life if that makes sense. A lot has happened, both good and bad. Let me start at the beginning, Christmas night into the morning of the … Continue reading Five Lessons Learned from Two Months of Sobriety