I decided to share a personal story with this blog post. I’m going to share why I’m no longer a vegan and how my faith plays a role in that decision.
To be clear, I have absolutely nothing against vegans. I was totally consumed by veganism when I was doing it and I don’t regret it.
All scriptures are from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.
How I Became A Vegan
In 2019, I began reading a lot of nonfiction books. I came across a wonderful book called “Fast Food Nation“. This book is about the fast-food industry and how it changed America. One of the areas in American life that was changed was the meat industry. There was now a high demand for meat which meant meat had to be produced, packaged, and shipped out faster. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone because it was such a great read.
As I was learning a lot about different things in that book, I also researched them to learn more. One of those subjects was ‘animal farming’. I type that keyword into the google search bar and was absolutely horrified at what I saw. I never knew what kind of cruelty was going on in order to create food.
There was a girl that worked with me who was a vegan so I asked her what documentaries she recommended. She gave me a list and I watched many movies about veganism and animal farming. Read more
Throughout my walk with God, I’ve learned and seen many things. In this article, I want to talk about the day I came face to face with a demon of fear.
There was a moment in time when I kept facing spiritual warfare in my dreams. Every night I would have these horrible dreams of demons and wouldn’t be able to wake up. This encounter occurred during that period of time.
What I Saw
I don’t remember having a horrible dream that night, but I do remember waking up. I was half asleep and I saw someone pacing back and forth in my room. They were dressed like an old lady with a long dress and a sun hat. They were looking down and whispering to themselves.
Immediately, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “That’s a demon, you need to cast it out.” Read more
Who Am I?
My name is Ariel Shanelle, co-founder of Misfit Ministries. My husband, Owen Bey, and I created this ministry because we believe all people who follow Christ should have a safe place of unity and growth.
There are many people who believe in Jesus Christ, but are ashamed of themselves and their sins. Although that’s not biblical, I know that place all too well. I did not let my sin separate me from God and neither should you. Because I put myself aside and followed God whole-heartedly, I’m now in a place I’d never thought I’d be.
I didn’t get here overnight, though. I’m going to share with you my Christian testimony of how I found Christ and how He changed my life.
My Life Was ‘Normal’ Until…
I honestly and truly believe that the first tactic the enemy used against me was fatherlessness. My father abandoned my mother and me when I was three years old. I didn’t realize until after I got saved how pivotal that moment was for my life. However, God makes it clear that the father is to be the head of the household and without that structure, everything else struggles. Read more