404 September, 2012 | Tony J. Alicea

Archives for September 2012

Why I Stopped Trying To Read The Bible Everyday

Do you read the Bible everyday? Yeah, me either. But it used to be a really heavy weight I carried. But no longer. No more. Today I tell the story of how I dealt with the obligation of daily devotions. I talk about how it made me feel like a terrible Christian and then how […]

Story 2012: Words And Pictures

I don’t have an elegant recap of my time at STORY 2012. I’m still processing a lot of what I saw, heard and learned. So I’ll share a couple of quotes and some images that are still running through my head.

I’m Going To Story 2012!

By the time you read this I’ll be in Chicago, fully immersed in STORY 2012. Story is a conference for creatives in every field including writers, artists, designers, film makers, musicians and more. Normally I don’t have an opportunity to go to these conferences because of the cost, including travel and hotel. But thankfully this […]

Do We Really Understand Holiness?

How do you define holiness? When I think of holiness, I think of reverence. I think consecrated. I think hallowed and sacred and perfect. Honestly, I think unattainable. So when God says that we are to be holy because He is holy, let’s just say it makes me a little uncomfortable. Because the apostle Paul […]

Present Tense Struggles

Why is it so hard to share our junk when we’re in the middle of it? This week I got real and shared something I’m currently dealing with. Not something I’ve already gotten through. It is something I’m dead smack in the middle of dealing with. And it was terrifying. But you know what? After […]

The Dangers Of Not Asking For Help

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those that never ask for help and those that always ask for help. How’s that for a generalization? Honestly though, that’s how I perceive it. If you haven’t guessed, I fall on the side of never asking for help. And it’s making me miserable.

The Letter That Changed My Life

My life changed with one letter. Two short paragraphs. The decision to hand over one sheet of paper marked the end of a season and the beginning of a brand new journey. In November of last year I handed in my letter of resignation. I quit my cushy job in corporate America with good pay, great […]