I’d like to tell you a story and share a song I wrote, so grab a cup of coffee, get comfy on the couch…
Like many people, my change came about through a season of suffering. I was forced to rethink some of the things that I grew up believing about God and the Bible because they didn’t make sense in light of what I was going through. It all started about 6 months after I got married, when […]
The most frequent question I’m asked is, “Why in the world did you move from New York to Mississippi? Really, Mississippi? From New York? Mississippi to New York? Who does that?” I must admit that is a valid question, especially since I had no friends, family nor job awaiting me here. Today, I chuckle when […]
I shared this post over at my personal blog, but thought I’d post it here. Within the past couple of weeks, I finished a book that was water to my soul. It was Jonathan Martin’s new release, How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love Is Already Here. I appreciate Zondervan sending […]
Change is constant. We see it in the endlessly shifting shapes of the clouds, the swing of a pendulum, the current of a river, the often gentle, but sometimes violent changing of the weather, the beating of our hearts, and the way our chests rise and fall with every breath.
Seventeen. That is the number of churches that I have been involved in, each for more than a year. It may seem like a lot, but most of the changes were for fairly innocuous reasons.
Change doesn’t happen overnight and is ever evolving. However, I’ve learned that there are moments that we must decide where we want to go and take a leap of faith in hope of change. In my journey of change I’ve realized that we must make choices. Summer 2011 was the first big choice I made.
I only like the changes I like. But I have learned over the years that even the changes I pray for, long for and pound the gates of heaven to see, are always different from what I thought I was asking for. I blame this on Adam and Eve. I’m not exactly sure, but I […]
I wake up in a cold room on an air mattress to complete darkness. It’s the third week in a row with no electricity and Thanksgiving week at that. There is a TV sitting in the floor in front of me with a few toys scattered about. But what is next to the TV is […]
During this past school year, my son (and I, vicariously through my son’s experience) received some rather difficult news to swallow: Superheroes don’t exist. Plain and simple. One day, following my son’s expressing of his desire to be a super policeman when he grows up, his first grade teacher proceeded to share the deflating message that superheroes aren’t […]