Jesse Walters

The Church Next Door: My Cult Experience and How I Got Out While Staying Close to God

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DON’T READ THIS! I’m Not a Good Writer

Why are you reading this?!  I said I’m not a good writer, blogger, typer, whatever you want to call it.  You don’t listen!  Well… I guess if you’re going to read this I may as well have a point to my story…. Continue reading

The One Decision You NEED to Make

“Play is a state of mind.  The world is your playground, people are your playmates, and your work is a game… You don’t need more free time.  You don’t need more money.  You can change the world when you change how you see it.  It’s only a choice.”- Charlie Hoehn

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The Hidden Value of Memories

I have an ongoing conversation with a good friend of mine via email.  We live far apart but talk once a week about various things.  While it’s a great way to stay in touch I’ve also learned a lot about myself through it all.  Below is a little excerpt from one of my emails a couple months ago… Continue reading

Secrets Don’t Make Friends

This post overlaps with last week’s post but I felt the need to expand on it a little more.

It’s been over four years now since I left the church that brought so much pain, depression, guilt and anxiety into my own and my family’s lives.  It was one of the most significant moments of my life yet, I didn’t actually start telling people about it until long after that.  Continue reading

Stress Management

I read this blurb online recently and thought I’d share it with you:

A young lady confidently walked around the room with a raised glass of water while leading a seminar and explaining stress management to her audience. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘Half empty or half full?’ She fooled them all. “How heavy is this glass of water?” she inquired with a smile. Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz. Continue reading

“When all of our flaws are laid out one by one”

I’ve been listening the song titled “Flaws” by Bastille.  It’s pretty popular right now.  They use a lot of creativity instrumentally and vocally, but I actually LISTENED to the lyrics for the first time last week: Continue reading

To Love We Have to Lose Control

I’m scared of losing control, but it’s ironic. I try to control every second of my life yet I feel like I don’t have control at all.

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What Defines You?

Just the other day I was having a conversation with a friend.

Once we got done jabbering about guitars, we had a good, long talk about relationships.  He made the point Continue reading

Forearms….. Really?!

I had an epiphany hanging out with some friends a couple weekends ago.  That is, we build an image in our heads of who we “want” to be in order to be accepted in society, when, in reality, hardly anyone wants us to be that person.

As I mentioned in my post last week on vulnerability, I’ve become obsessed with the topic.  This article has been going around lately.  It claims that if two strangers were to go through all of these questions/tasks together they will fall in love.  Continue reading

Vulnerability: A Love-Hate Relationship

Being vulnerable is a tough pill to swallow, but I’ve found myself obsessed with the concept over the last few weeks.  Maybe I’m just more conscious of it now, but it seems like my opportunity to be vulnerable pops up everywhere I look.  Continue reading

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