Well, I suppose it should say, “What I’m Consuming” but then again you are what you eat so I suppose it IS consuming me. Anyhow, I’d like to lighten the cultural conversation a bit by listing/describing what I’m watching/listening to/even eating.
Does this excuse the actions of any individual? Certainly not. But to quickly dismiss anyone solely upon an action, statement, belief, or symbolic protest is simply wrong. There is more to the person than that.
Thoughts and prayers are coming in from all over the world…or at least the world of social media. Tips are being shared and encouragements are a plenty. Memes, videos, and scripture are being relayed to all in Irma’s path
I have been to mountain top...for a bit. I have dwelled in the valley...the darkest of valleys. In both places I have found joy. Being surrounded by loved ones as I watched my bride walk down the aisle for our blessed wedding day I could have exploded. Seeing...
A hurricane is coming. Irma is bearing down on the good (well, and bad I guess) folks of Florida. It may just be the strongest ever to come from the Atlantic. People are preparing the best way they know how. Stores are selling out of everything. Things that could...
Years ago for a quick minute, ESPN had a commercial campaign entitled, "It could happen, so you'd better watch." They would show great, unsuspected moments in sports where if you weren't watching, you wouldn't have seen something amazing. The campaign lasted just a...
With the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, I have been asked that as a Pastor if I will take a stance against racism. So, here goes. I'm against racism. Ok, let's move on. There's a lot of confusion about what happened this past weekend (and to a degree in...
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All About Trey
What can you count on? Really? What is stable for you? What is it that will be there for you forever, never failing, always consistent? What do you value? What is it that takes up the bulk of your time/attention/focus? Where do you turn when things don't go your...read more
Joe, my son, is on a trip with another local church. He is in South Dakota. He is seeing Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills, the Badlands, farms, mountains and so much more. My niece is on the trip as well. The other day my brother-in-law asked me how bad I was...read more
It is summer. The season so many of us yearn for throughout the dreary and occasionally bitter days of winter. Finally, school is out and there is time to do everything. Days into it the weather is not "summery" and "everything" has been replaced with "there is...read more
The phone rings...what could it be? What has happened? Who is in need? Who is angry? What did I not know about? Did I miss something? Car wreck? Someone ill? The possibilities are endless. What was that pain? Heart attack? Gas? Was that a lump? Is that a...read more
Sometimes it's just good to focus on the positive. Sometimes that's hard. Sometime's it really pays off to look for the good...in the bad. Maybe it's a discipline that the more you do it the better you'll be at it. Well, sometimes is always and maybe is for sure....read more
I was in Austin Texas learning all about emotional needs and emotionally focused therapy. You can't do that without looking inward. I was told that my self-condemnation was "alarming" (thank you very much, I'm quite remarkable). Self-condemnation is a by product of...read more