Published by : Andy Christian Castillo
Unabashed Love: The Modern Church is Failing
Unabashed Love: The Modern Church is Failing

It’s a broken world. We live in a broken, wretched and evil world. Just today, days […]

Memoir Writing as Spiritual Writing
Memoir Writing as Spiritual Writing

Thoughts From a Writer Memoir writing is inherently spiritual writing; the two can be interchangeable. […]

Connecting With the ‘Inner Voice’
Connecting With the ‘Inner Voice’

A wise English professor told me once “writing is thinking.” And so I’ve learned myself: […]

10 Writing Tips From a Journalist
10 Writing Tips From a Journalist

Trial by Fire My first day as a journalist at The Recorder, a regional newspaper […]

10 Essential Photography Tips
10 Essential Photography Tips

How to Shoot Better Street Photography Photography is my life. I remember moments of my life […]

Creating Your Own Happiness
Creating Your Own Happiness

Lifestyle Priorities Amidst work, relationships with friends and family, bills, and other responsibilities that pile up […]

A Beginners Guide to Steel Wool Photography
A Beginners Guide to Steel Wool Photography

Spinning Light Warning: Steel wool photography can dangerous. Don’t practice what you’re about to learn just anywhere. […]

Mexico: Volunteering at El Rancho Del Rey
Mexico: Volunteering at El Rancho Del Rey

An Orange Tree in a Field of Flowers I was driving with a friend, Norm, […]

The Thread of Time
The Thread of Time

Like a single thread of yarn stretching into the void of history, attached to solid mooring of ancestral days, unraveling ever on toward the future. The thread connects all of us, from the simplest peasant to the grandest king, past, present, and future. Every beautiful life hangs as a colorful flag on that thread, gently waving in the breeze of time.

South Dakota: When My Bus Was Cancelled
South Dakota: When My Bus Was Cancelled

I was on the tail end of a Greyhound backpacking trip around the United States, meeting interesting people and hitching rides when I could. So far, I’d been to the Grand Canyon, spent a few days in Las Vegas, and stopped at various cities along the way. Earlier, I’d caught a taxi to Mount Rushmore.