Author: Monica

  • Why You Shouldn’t Always Tell The Truth

    Why You Shouldn’t Always Tell The Truth

    I’ma tell you what you need to know I’ma tell you what you need to hear Cause the truth would be too much Macklemore , Chance, – Need to know ‘I swear by the Name of God that I shall tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’ This is the commandment/the […]

  • The Gift of Failure

    The Gift of Failure

    Six years. “You’ve worked so hard” “you deserve it, God will bless you ” “do your best and God will do the rest”   So, where have I been? I  have been here, untangling the knots. Untangling the idea that God’s love means He will carry you to every success. Shaking off  every ‘I can […]

  • Trial and Temptation

    Trial and Temptation

    The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” Exodus 16:3   The Greek word ‘peirasmos’ means both […]

  • Radical Hope

    Radical Hope

    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 It’s been an ‘eventful’ few months, when you befriend every type of pain and anguish, it seems like the most radical thing you can do is be hopeful. But what does hope really mean? We say it […]

  • The Holy City

    The Holy City

    They ask me what it’s like to be a petite privileged girl living in an inner city ghetto on the south side of Chicago..

  • Love Your Soul

    Love Your Soul

    Have you ever felt like you were playing with fire? That its smoggy, ashy fumes are choking you but you still don’t draw yourself away, even when your hand is being burnt.

  • The Rib

    The Rib

    “I do not want to have you to fill the empty parts of me I want to be full on my own I want to be so complete I could light a whole city and then I want to have you because the two of us combined could set it on fire” -Rupi Kaur  “And […]

  • Upside Down Kingdom

    Upside Down Kingdom

    ‘Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works. If you see a poor man take pity on him..’ St John Chrysostom

  • The Pharisee in Me

    The Pharisee in Me

    If you ask me about the most important things in religion, I will answer that the first, second and third things are humility. -St. Augustine

  • What Hercules Taught Me

    What Hercules Taught Me

    I know, unlike me, many of you would not have watched Hercules a mere few days ago, so I will give you a brief summary…