404 December, 2011 | Tony J. Alicea

Archives for December 2011

Top 9 Posts of 2011

As I reflect back over this year, I see how many great things have happened. My blog has grown more than I expected, my writing has improved and I wrote more this year than I have in the past 10 years. I’ve been able to write about the most memorable personal aspects of my life […]

Recovering Identity

Today’s guest post comes from Marni Arnold. She’s sharing a story of recovering identity after losing it in her relationships. I can definitely relate. I hope you enjoy it! Typically, December only held within it four major occurrences in my life – the anniversary of my salvation, my husband’s birthday, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. However, 5 […]

Love and Humility

Two of my favorite virtues are love and humility. They are two of the qualities in a person I respect most. But it wasn’t until I heard this phrase from a mentor that my perspective was completely shifted: Love gives. Humility receives. Love I’ve always thought of love as being something that happens to two […]

Labels Lie

I’ve been labeled a lot of things in my life. Some good. Some not so good. Some by others. Some by myself. And you know what? All of them fall short of describing me. I understand why people use labels. It’s an easy way to compartmentalize complexity. Multifaceted subjects take effort to fully understand. Labels […]

Rejecting Safe Faith

A few years ago I went to the Empire State Building. My sister and I, both the polar opposite of trapeze artists, decided to go out to the observation deck on the 86th floor. Aside from the fact that it was freezing up there, the view was paralyzing. On that 360 degree observation deck, the […]