Some of you may have noticed a few changes on my blog. The biggest change: A completely new name and domain! You will not be seeing posts from I am Deciding to Follow Jesus or Not. Instead, look out for posts from Esther Yvette. I've been considering changing my blog name for a while now. … Continue reading Blog Metamorphosis
"Tell your neighbor. "Don't worry about it.'" And in the typical call in response tradition of the African American culture, the church repied, "Don't worry about it." Oh how I needed to hear those words. Last week, my lender took out a lump sum of money out of my account. I was on an income … Continue reading Don’t worry about it
I don't love God. I came to this realization one morning as I was doing meditation. I was reading "Jesus Calling" a daily devotional, when I actually decided to read the referenced verses. One verse stood out. "You shall love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your … Continue reading I don’t love God
Disclaimer: This is a fictional account of the Crisis in Nigeria regarding the kidnapped schoolgirls. The names, characters and incidents are inspired by the actual events but are a product of my imagination. Any resemblance to actual events is coincidental. “Maira! Stop!” My suitemate yelled as she slapped my hand away from her face. Lidiah … Continue reading Bring Back My Friend
I woke up feeling free. I’ve been making some important decisions in my life and I felt as though invisible chains of distress were breaking all over my body. The feeling was so liberating that I decided to play a popular gospel song, entitled “Freedom” by Eddie James. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0noC8KAENSw As I danced and clapped to … Continue reading Freedom!
My dad is what I’d like to call a free spirit. He isn’t tied to a religion yet he still manages to have a very large range of spiritual beliefs. On one hand he claims that Jesus is not God but rather a man who has reached the highest level of spirituality, similar to Buddha. Yet, … Continue reading Lessons Learned from Poppy
Yesterday morning, I told my mother that I was going to stop going to my home church as well as other churches. I told her that I do not believe in the Seventh Day Adventist Christian doctrines anymore. I don’t identify with the beliefs and because of that I feel stifled and fake. I could … Continue reading I Have Decided