August 17, 2019

Celebrating our Love I know, most people don’t think about the fact that two women could love one another so deeply that they call each other “my perfect” or “beautiful girl”, but we do. We are celebrating our anniversary this month. I’m hoping that by sharing a little with you about our endearing love and how satisfying that love is, perhaps I can touch your heart. That’s what love is all about, isn’t it? We both have a solid belief… Read more

August 14, 2019

Works Based Righteousness My father was atypical in that he loved to throw out sayings to me. One of them was cliche, so I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of it, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is”. Did you finish that sentence out loud? It’s pretty common and I heard it more times than I could count as a child. I grew up on John Wayne quotes as well. This generation has no clue who “The Duke”… Read more

August 10, 2019

Waves and Moves of God? I remember when the book came out. It made a splash across the Christian community like a fat kid in a public pool. We all got wet from the fall out. I was a youth pastor in a non-denominational church at the time and my heart was in the right place. I followed the river of mainstream Christianity and drowned with everyone else under the river of guilt and condemnation that always follows such movements…. Read more

August 7, 2019

Family I will be as honest as I can as I write this. It’s not that I have lost faith or anything of the sort in regard to the family of God. Despite my leaving the institutional church, I still hold a solid belief in my creator and I don’t know that it will ever change. Whether you call Him God, Buddha, Muhammad, or refer to Him as a “Her”, it doesn’t matter to me anymore. I think God is… Read more

August 3, 2019

The Assessment We were sitting in my office talking. A couple had come in because the husband was seeking mental health treatment. It started the typical way with a lot of words pouring out and then, “She says I’m bipolar but I’m not bipolar. I need someone to properly diagnose me”. He was there to go through a mental health assessment. He was talkative and tangential. One sentence bled into another and I often had to interrupt him to keep… Read more

July 31, 2019

B Tandy Twenty years or so ago, in Virginia, more specifically the Front Royal area, I learned a valuable lesson. When I first joined the praise and worship team, they lined me up second to last. Who was last? A woman named, B Tandy. That wasn’t her real name, this African American boisterous woman, had earned that nickname from her kids. She was a beautiful woman that had been through a terrible trauma. After having five daughters, her husband was… Read more

July 27, 2019

Free From Religion, Needing Community I have been outside of the institutional church for a while now. Leaving religion behind to experience light and love was my ambition. While I went through years of deconstruction, and enjoyed being “free” from religion, I still longed for the community. You know, having friends that you spent time with that had a common faith. It’s Not Enough Community is what I miss, but something else nagged at me for years. What in the… Read more

July 24, 2019

Watch The Video Below – It Brought Me To Tears A man sat inside a white van with his son. I watched the news this morning, and the scene I saw had me in tears by the end of it. Perhaps that makes me a liberal? Let me tell you what I saw before you make a decision on what political party I align myself with, or if that even matters. As a teaser, I will tell you that I… Read more

July 20, 2019

I Don’t Believe in Pastors I never thought I would say that I don’t believe in pastors. Thirty years of ministry, and a senior pastor myself helps me to appreciate the irony of proclaiming that I don’t believe in pastors. Perhaps that shocks you, but please allow me to explain. Let me start from the premise that originally, the word “pastor” was referred to as “a gift”. I’m talking about way back when Pentecost happened. The gift came from within… Read more

July 17, 2019

Megan Rapinoe and American Vitriol Less than two weeks ago, Megan Rapinoe, an out and proud gay woman, with a partner who adores her, scored one of the two goals that won the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team their second consecutive world cup. It was a triumphant victory and people celebrated her and the team. Yet, because she is outspoken about trying to bring people together, to end oppression and racism, and, oh yes, how much she dislikes President Trump,… Read more

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