How to appreciate God’s unresponsiveness

The other day I got this thought. How come the bible’s promises don’t have a time delivery guarantee? For example, one of my favorite ones from Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” … This could mean tomorrow or […]

Hope Anchors Souls

Last weekend I went to a Nigerian Catholic mass. It was a total coincidence in terms of how I got there, and yet a total God-incident when it comes to what I got out of it. The music was so different. Its vigor allowed me to experience God from a different continent’s perspective and consequently […]

How to use logic as an emotional advocate

During a recent Sunday a priest gave a homily, which included quite a bit of St. Ignatius’ ideas of consolation and desolation. Obviously much can be written here, but in interest of time, I’m going to summarize my main takeaway: the inter play between logic and emotion. I’m a firm believer in listening to your […]

Feeling not enough and love

As I am working on refining my Love Proficiency Quiz, I am definitely facing a lot of discomfort. Tell you what, one of the most humbling experiences is to put something out you think is awesome and see people “misinterpret” it. The reason I put “misinterpret” in quotes is because that seems to be my […]

How to leverage your feelings to make better decisions

The more I’m learning, the more I realize just how many decisions are made based on how we want to feel instead of logic. I mean, I used to think I make logical decisions, but those decisions were really made based on what I felt I was lacking and I used my brain to justify […]

How to adjust time to oneself

The more I start living in the spirit the more I am fascinated by the concept of adjusting time to me versus adjusting myself to time. I think we are all very familiar with adjusting ourselves to time. Just like there is a time for us to start crawling, walking and then running so comes […]

How to use community to grow your faith

The other day I read about a Yale University study in which the appetite hormones of a group of volunteers plunged after drinking what they were told was an “indulgent” high-calorie milkshake but didn’t budge when they drank a “sensible” low-calorie shake—even though the two drinks were actually identical. The particular publication, which quoted this […]

How to proactively bring more God encounters into your life

Last week, I went to the Holy Thursday mass. My church has really good music to begin with and yet they managed to take kick it up to a whole new level as the singing felt Angelic and the instruments heavenly. Almost like I was in a different dimension …. And oh yes … I […]

How to tell if you are thriving and surviving

The other day I was watching an interview with a successful entrepreneur who said that if humanity were a stock, he’d short it. Meaning, he believes we are on the path of self-destruction, and only by pairing with artificial intelligence, we can avoid the inevitable downfall. Then he asked the interviewer what the goal for […]

How to rewire your brain to come closer to God

I saw it everywhere. Tons of articles, interviews, podcasts you name it, talking about changing your perception as an absolute and necessary step to changing your reality. Sounds great in theory, I thought, but how would that work in practice? As a computer science major, I personally experienced the pain of unintentional consequences when you […]