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

Best Author Finalist! PLEASE VOTE!

Hello All!

I excited to say that I’m in the final voting stages for Best Author of Inside Columbia Magazine.  If you voted for me in the first round I truly appreciate it.  Now, I need you to vote AGAIN for the final round.  Polls close on the 31st.  Please click the link below and find my name in the “People” category.

http://www.insidecolumbia.net/Best-Of-Columbia/

 

Thank you all for you support over this last year.  It’s exciting to see how far my book has come!

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Best Author 2016 for Inside Columbia Magazine!

I’m so honored to be in the running for Best Author 2016 for Inside Columbia Magazine.  Thank you all for the help and support along the way.  I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for you!  Click the image below, the “Ballot” link at the bottom of the page and the “People” category on the left hand side.

For everyone else, be sure to check out my book and see what all of the fuss is about!

Thank you again and

please share!

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Seeing the Good in the Bad

I read an article last week that really caught my attention.  It’s titled 12 Signs You’re Doing Much Better Than You Think You Are by Anna Bashedly.  Of all these 12 things I can either relate to them personally or have seen others be affected by it.  They all helped me see a different a perspective, shedding light on something that really didn’t have much light before. Continue reading

Live Today as if it Were Your Last

I lost a high school classmate of mine is a car accident last weekend.  Granted, we didn’t stay in touch and I hadn’t talked to her in years but my prayers still go out to her friends and family for their loss.  25 years old and boom… gone.  It’s scary to think about.  Continue reading

The Difference Between You and Me

When leaving my old church and getting out of that dreadful cult experience, I grew very anxious and worried about fitting in.  If you look back on my previous blog posts I talk about the constant feeling of no one knowing who I really am.  Yeah, I could meet new people, say who I am, where I’m from and what I do, but no one REALLY knew who I was until they hear my storyContinue reading

Let There Be Silence!

One of the biggest struggles I had to deal with while I was in my religious cult and the recovery process after was my social insecurities.  I’m an introvert by nature so that didn’t help the situation either, but that church forced me to not want to talk to the “outside world,” which included my family and childhood friends.  It also became clear to me that after my awesome experience in Denver a lot of others with similar cult experiences to mine struggle with it. Continue reading

A Broken Church is a Good Church

“I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security,” – Pope Francis

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The One Thing That Determines Everything

It’s crazy to me to think how vital timing is in what we do with our lives, how we do it, and if what were doing is even possible at that time.  What’s even crazier is how perfect everything falls into place sometimes.

Your job, your friends, where you live, who you married, the list keeps going.  All of these things come back to timing.

Think about it.  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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