Author Archives: beuteiful

Conquering npm shrinkwrap (in layman’s terms)

We’ve all been there. You start with a simple app idea and get to work. With the vast number of packages available on npmjs.org, your dependency list begins to grow exponentially. You then hear about a neat npm CLI command called shrinkwrap. What is it? [Shrinkwrap] locks down the versions of a package’s dependencies so […]

We Need To Kill The Noise

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these, and to tell you the truth– the reason why it’s been so long is because I’ve failed to do what I’m about to share with you in this post. We live in a world of distractions with people to see, things to do, and technology […]

Flyin’ Solo – The Core of Evangelism

Last year around this time I presented what I consider “the” core Christian evangelism message. It only took me a full year before realizing I should be sharing this to encourage my other brothers and sisters, so here are my notes; let His spirit fill in the blanks for you: Flyin’ Solo – 7/29/2014 You […]

Dating & You

The topic of dating is one that peaks virtually everybody’s interest. It’s a conversation that becomes more and more necessary as we advance in singledom, not because society places the expectation of marriage on us, but because it’s what God desires for us (with the exception of those He has called to celibacy) and we want what He wants for […]

Welcome to the Family

I’ll be honest… I’m not a huge fan of writing, let alone… writing blog posts. But, if there is something that gets me fired up the most, it’s the things that Jesus has put on my heart which I believe He has called me to address. Before I begin, if you are reading this and […]

A Problem Called Grace

Below are the notes/semi-verbatim transcript to a message my Pastor Carl Lentz preached (HillsongNYC). I pray this message blesses you and opens your eyes to how amazing our God’s grace truly is. Ephesians 2:1-6 (MSG): It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which […]

Going Against The Grain

Before I start, I’d like to pose a question: How do you evangelize? Many of us affiliate evangelism with door-knocking and handing out fliers about Jesus on the corner of our city streets. But is this how Jesus evangelized? Did Jesus hand out fliers about himself, or did he meet people where they were at […]

Breaking the chains of “The Daily Grind”

Elijah. One of the most well known Old Testament prophets. Elisha. One of the lesser known ‘Joe Schmoe’s because all we know is that he’s just a guy plowing a field. We don’t even know if he was holy. This is all you need to know as background information. Now, I want to share a […]

The Cost of Faith

I read this today on my Verse-A-Day app on my iPhone and felt the need to share it on my website… so here it is: So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat! Joseph was a very […]

Becoming a Superhuman

Just last night I happened to flip on the TV and watch a show called My Extreme Affliction on ABC. I was really intrigued to hear about people with Williams Syndrome (kids who are too nice to be normal) and Tourettes Syndrome, but more so ones with a so-called ‘Mega-Brain’. The man who they featured, […]