3 Deaths vs. 5,500 Rapes
Aug13

3 Deaths vs. 5,500 Rapes

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia involving white supremacists, anti-white supremacists and violence was nothing short of horrific.  I’ve been trying to think of words to describe my disgust at the entire situation and my feelings of sadness for those who lost their lives along with the friends and family of the dead.  Words just seem to fall short in conveying feelings of disgust and outrage. Then I ventured into social...

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Prayer of the Desperate Heart
Jul27

Prayer of the Desperate Heart

I’m on a pseudo-vacation this week.  That means I’m working, but I’m not working from home, so I don’t have all the distractions of home when the work day is over. It’s given me a lot of time to think about life, the universe and everything. And I don’t like what I see.   I’ve been looking at my faith and walk with God through a new lens after a dinner with a brother in Christ.  It took a...

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Reach Out to Anyone But Me
Jul20

Reach Out to Anyone But Me

I was sitting at the microphone preparing to record a news package when the breaking news alert went off. Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington had killed himself at age 41. I felt like someone kicked me in the face with an NFL lineman’s cleats.  (You ever seen the size of the feet on those guys?) I literally last night was screaming along with “Breaking the Habit” (a Linkin Park song) last night as I was driving...

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Blog Post From The Edge
Jun20

Blog Post From The Edge

(Yes, the blog post title was completely ripped of from Carrie Fisher’s book “Postcards from the Edge.”) I haven’t written a while and this post is going to be one that I know some folks will wish I didn’t write.  I know this going in.  However, I just feel the need…in the spirit of the time I did Mustard Seed Year…to write this and be completely open and honest with what’s happening in...

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Stop Justifying Hate Speech
May31

Stop Justifying Hate Speech

America has reached a point where hatred of a political opponent is so intense that it’s justifying someone mocking photos of terrorists beheading victims with a beheading of the President of the United States. This is how far the United States has fallen.   Sure, we’ve had times of passionate debate and that’s been around since the start of the country. However, even in the worst of times such as around the Civil War, you didn’t...

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Depression 101 for Pastors
Apr23

Depression 101 for Pastors

I visited a church this morning on my home church quest at the recommendation of a trusted relative. And it took a lot of internal strength not to get up and leave in the middle of the sermon. The pastor had the audacity to say that if you have depression you’re putting your emotions ahead of the Holy Spirit.  That if you wanted to really follow Christ, you needed to work to put the Spirit ahead of your emotions.   This, of...

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