Category: Thought Pieces

See my favorite thought pieces from my person blog. For more of it, visit http://EyesStraightAhead.wordpress.com

Music & Musings: "Simple" by People & Songs

Is receiving God’s love simple or complicated? The song “Simple” by People & Songs made me reflect on my relationship with God and my journey these past four years.

New Year, Better Version of You

Stop trying to be a new you and instead start where you are and become a better version of you with these strategies for goal setting and productivity in 2020.

Fireside Chat with John the Bap: When Your 9-5 Funds Creativity

Originally posted on The Essential Creative:
Last week, I launched the Fireside Chat series. I am so excited about this idea that has come together in a way I never could have expected. I’m learning a lot about people I already know, am meeting…

To the Person Ready to Quit Life…

YOU MATTER! If you are considering ending your life, please read this and take my plea to heart.

For Everyone Trying to be Somebody…

Whether you have been a star citizen who has excelled all your life or you are a convicted felon in jail for multiple life sentences, you have purpose and you matter. Start living like you do.

When Getting Lost Is How You Find Yourself…

Originally posted on Eyes Straight Ahead – Shell Vera:
Have you ever felt like you aren’t walking the right path for your life? It isn’t a feeling like you are doing things wrong or like you are in a completely inappropriate place, but this…

Appreciation – Epitome Freewriting Story

Originally posted on Eyes Straight Ahead – Shell Vera:
If you haven’t already heard of Epitome, it’s time to become familiar with them. I recently had the opportunity to freewrite during their “Appreciation” Album Release party. As the band played, Felicia Stevens of The…

Movies & Meditation: When You Realize You’re A Showman…

Originally posted on Eyes Straight Ahead – Shell Vera:
My daughter and I finally sat down and watched The Greatest Showman a few months ago. It quickly became one of our favorite movies because of its message of hope, love, and possibility. Why did…

When the Church Has Hurt You… (An Open Letter to Those Hurt by the Church)

Originally posted on Eyes Straight Ahead – Shell Vera:
Dear Person Who Has Been Hurt by the Church, ? I am sorry. ? I am sorry that as a church we have become more concerned with beautiful buildings than bleeding hearts. That we have…

Music & Musings: “Say Something”

Originally posted on Eyes Straight Ahead – Shell Vera:
I love music. I love how I can escape into it. I love how it expresses what I am thinking at times when I am tired of my own thoughts or can’t put them into…