404 Expect The Exceptional by Tony Alicea - Part 3

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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Do We Really Understand Holiness?

Reframing 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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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The Letter That Changed My Life

Inciting Incidents

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 […]

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American Dream Christianity

American Dream Christianity

I went to a prosperity church for a short season. At the time, I didn’t even know what that meant. I just knew that they had a fancy building, comfortable seats, a great choir and strangely enough…lots of people putting money on the altar all throughout the service. I had just started going to church […]

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Shades of Gray: Astrology

What’s your sign? I’ve never used that as a pick up line but there was a short time in my life when I dabbled in astrology. Yes, it was because of a girl. No, I didn’t get sucked into the occult. Should Christians read horoscopes? Well, I could tell you what I think or I […]

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The Day I Flew Across The World By Myself

My eyes shot open at 5am like I was zapped with a taser. I didn’t know what time it was but I knew I was late, I could just feel it. I wasn’t able to fully sleep all night because I was afraid of this exact thing happening. My alarm was supposed to go off 30 […]

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