Is this Church Built with Wood from the Cross

I was not born into a religious family. It was just my mother and I when I was younger and religion didn’t pay the bills, not in my house. My mother worked two jobs and went to school while I was always trying to do what I could to help around the house. Sundays were…

Football is Not War

Do not cry, mother, for football is not war. We do not carry arms against the less fortunate Or shoot amongst the crowd And the divided sides are not nations But boys that thought playing a game Made them men. Do not cry, mother. Football is not war.   Yelling men, beer overflowing, we enter…

Only You & I Will Last Forever: A Letter To My Depression

Elephant Journal The misconception that depression is something that arises only during trails, or is easily curable leads to shame and isolation. I often get tired of telling people about my struggles with depression because of responses like, "Just take some medicine" or "You are depressed again?" I turn to writing in these cases. The…

Finding a Love that will make you Grow

Not very often do young men write about love. Even less so do young men write about finding the right kind of love. The kind of love that makes you want to be a better man. The world we live in today is sexualized and desensitized. However, there are old souls among us. Young men…