I grew up in a family of five. Money was not always in our hands but we were always in the hands of God. I remember thinking to myself one day at school, “Why do all these kids get to have nice shoes and bring money to school and all my mom gave me was […]
‘It’s dangerous to loosen foundation stones!’ (Thomas Manton) That’s true. Chipping away at basic Christian doctrines—which is what the speaker meant—is always ill-advised; it is at our peril that we tinker with, say, the inspiration of Scripture or the deity of Christ. But surely many secondary issues of Christian belief, the theological equivalents of artexing […]
Man, am I thankful for Memphis. In 2009, I was asked not to come back to Malone because my GPA was hardly even existent. I enrolled in community college with the end goal of being back to Malone in no time and it was miserable. I had no community. I felt alone. I had zero […]
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 […]
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 […]