Loyalty is [not] a Virtue

Loyalty On the surface, loyalty denotes a keen sense of integrity and significance of self-sacrificing commitment. There is no doubt that when pursued in respect to efforts that serve to elevate authentic virtue, loyalty delivers positive intrinsic returns and social repute. But, what is the result of ill-placed loyalty? When can an ethically intended practice … More Loyalty is [not] a Virtue

Conscious Faith

Without realizing it, many faithful servants of Christ are in fact striving to maintain an archaic practice of behavioral submission to corporate expectation rather than experience freedom of expression in direct response to the Creator himself. Fear-based and controlled ideologies replace and distract the conscious mind in the traded effort to address the menial tasks … More Conscious Faith

Members Welcome -part 1

The modern American church exists in many various forms of purpose, service, ideals, mission, and theological levels that seek to satiate the appetite of an even larger variety of theological seekers. To the untrained eye and eager-to-please patron, corporate religion appears to serve as Biblical scripture’s appointed doppelgänger. Prior to my previously mentioned spiritual pivot, … More Members Welcome -part 1

We are not expected to pursue a life of faith within a vacuum. Even God had the company of Wisdom, Proverbs 3:19

Proverbs depicts wisdom as a woman with a separate identity. In it, she states, “The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old,” Proverbs 8:22 ESV. She goes on to say, “When He established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face … More We are not expected to pursue a life of faith within a vacuum. Even God had the company of Wisdom, Proverbs 3:19

“You will know them by their fruits” Matthew 7:16

For the majority of my life, my spiritual security rested upon a religious cruise ship and adhered to regulations that produced an inauthentic version of Christianity. Religion sells counterfeit Christianity by marketing the convenience of trusting others with our spiritual well being. A sort of, ‘We’ll point the ship in the right direction- all you … More “You will know them by their fruits” Matthew 7:16

Eternally Provoked

My childhood did not prepare me for the world of social media. I suppose this is primarily because it, along with the Internet, did not exist on a public platform. Neither did mobile phones, WiFi, Netflix, and a host of much of the technology we engage on a daily basis. As an introvert by nature, … More Eternally Provoked

Rev. Mrs. Stephanie Wilson, MS SC LPC NCC- (Steph…. Stephanie for short)

Four of these titles I’ve earned, two I obtained through holy matrimony, one was a gift from my parents, and one (as a formal description when adjoined with Mrs.) appeared in the mail after my husband accepted his first pastoral youth and music position in a midwestern evangelical church. However, who I am is less … More Rev. Mrs. Stephanie Wilson, MS SC LPC NCC- (Steph…. Stephanie for short)