404 Faith | Tony J. Alicea

What I’m Learning About Safe Faith

When you step out and take a risk with God, it’s tempting to think everything is going to happen just how you imagined. You’ve talked about it, prayed about it, presented your plan to God and subsequently felt His blessing on it. This is your faith offering so you trust that God will honor your […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Belief Shapes Our Lives

Much is made of what we believe or do not believe. And rightly so. What we believe has the power to change the course of our entire lives. Unfortunately many of us confuse knowledge for conviction, preventing our lives from matching what we know to be true.

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 […]

Life Without Rules

I’ve never been rebellious in my life. I’ve never been the one to question the status quo. I like rules. Obedience always came naturally to me. But as I mature in my faith, I’m seeing that God isn’t interested in us blindly following rules. So I started asking some dangerous questions: What if we could […]

The Cat Who Descended From Heaven

Day two of the guest post extravaganza is upon you. Next up is my good friend Kristin. I had the good fortune of stumbling across her site when she made the coveted FIRST POST! on Stuff Christians Like. Of all days, it was a day of shameless blog self-promotion and since she made first post, […]