Eli and his iPad
Oct25

Eli and his iPad

I’ve heard say some piece of technology has “changed their life.” It’s made some process easier.  Or they can watch streaming videos on their TV.  Something that’s all about making life more convienient. However, for me, I’ve had a piece of technology truly change my life. And my ex-wife’s.  And my eldest son’s.  And my parents.  My ex’s parents. And everyone else who knows Eli....

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The Sometimes Beautiful Futility of the Long Term Plan
Sep05

The Sometimes Beautiful Futility of the Long Term Plan

(Note:  All photos in this blog post were taken by me.  Click on them to see a larger version.)   When it comes to making plans in the long term, it’s completely foolish to think we can out plan God. I had a great reminder of that this week when I had a shift in my life and I could see literally years of pieces falling in place to make it happen. YEARS of pieces. It made me think about the plans I’ve made for my life...

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I Need Your Help
Sep01

I Need Your Help

Hello folks.  This blog is going to be a little long, but I want to make sure I’m clear and don’t leave anything important out. The bottom line is that I need your help. Some invoices haven’t come in that are overdue and it’s left me in a serious financial crunch.  Not that we all don’t have those struggles, but in this case it’s a serious portion of my monthly income that has disappeared and...

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Walking Right Back Out the Church Door
Aug30

Walking Right Back Out the Church Door

There’s nothing quite like showing up at church only to turn around and immediately leave again. The megachurch that God has us attending was holding a megaservice today to celebrate the opening of their renovated sanctuary.  (Hey, they got rid of the asbestos, so it’s a good thing.)  The parking lot was filled to the brim so much that the parking troops forced us to park in what felt like another county.  There were so...

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I’m Tired.
Aug14

I’m Tired.

I’m tired.  I’m so tired. I don’t want to get into the details, but tonight I had another one of the many major blows to my life that is throwing my entire existence into a question mark.  A big question mark.  With neon flashing lights. And right now, I feel nothing. Because I’ve reached the point I’m dead inside.   I became a Christian when I was 24.  For the last 20 years, I’ve believed that...

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Church, We’re Doing It To Ourselves
Aug03

Church, We’re Doing It To Ourselves

I read a blog posting by a woman who was telling Christians if they want to help women in the sex industry they need to stop talking about Jesus, stop saying that things the sex industry does is sinful, stop complaining about pornography and prostitution and don’t say anything if the women decide they want to go back into the sex industry. She even said that the sex business was A HUMAN RIGHT. And get this…the woman says...

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