July 13, 2019

Brave On When I was a child, I never had a relationship with my mother. Perhaps when I was preteen there was something between us, but I doubt it. A leopard doesn’t change its spots, and I cannot recall the last time my mother called me on the phone. I stopped trying when I sent her a birthday card years ago. The kids on our street took it out of the mailbox because they thought it had money in it…. Read more

July 10, 2019

Got Law? I know you are because you come and you try to convince me that I’m wrong. You want to use scriptures in the bible to defend your position and you can’t see that what you are is bound by law. A law is something that you abide by, like having a drivers license before you get behind the wheel. If you break the law, you get punished. You think that homosexuality is against God’s law, right? Lovers of… Read more

July 6, 2019

The light on I stood there staring out the large picture window in our kitchen that faced the front road about a football field’s distance away. It was dark, and I was around 11 years old. My face was at first filled with curiosity and it at once went to panic as I realized that my sister had left one of the barn lights on. It was her turn to do the chores, and she missed shutting off the light… Read more

July 4, 2019

I Would Quit Again I’m not going to church anymore, I quit. God told me I don’t have to go and I listened. If you think God told you to go, then I suggest you go. I’m pretty happy about the fact that God released me. My life has been a lot less complicated since I stopped going. What happened to me after I stopped going to church was part of my deconstruction. It has been a wild ride, but… Read more

June 29, 2019

Time to Know There are times in our lives that have distinct purpose. Ecclesiastes declares, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven..” When time presents itself as an opportunity for change, we need to be sensitive to the moment, to give people what they think they need, not necessarily what we think they need. To press our wisdom and experience upon someone who is not ready to hear it, could deter… Read more

June 26, 2019

An Encounter Interruption I had seen umpteen people and the day was still rolling. A woman named Vanessa came in and asked if her sister, who only speaks Spanish, could come in with her. I said, “Sure”. I had no idea that an image in my heart would shift the days business into a more personal encounter. It was about to be something that had all three of us in tears. God Encounter The sister, named Maria, came in, and… Read more

June 22, 2019

Meeting Laurah My wife and I went into Lowes to buy a faucet and it was there that we met Laurah. We went in early on a Saturday morning, hoping to avoid the crowds. Whenever you need help, it’s hard to find a red vest person on most weekends. It was nice going in there and seeing that the place was near empty of customers. Our cart didn’t have much in it because we kept striking out on the things… Read more

June 19, 2019

Dad and A Dime Today is Father’s Day and my heart is filled with thoughts of a black Irish man with jet black hair and a red beard. I haven’t had dad here for over ten years. My dad used to save every dime he got in change and would put them into a rather large old wine bottle. When it was full he would cash it in to the tune of five hundred or so dollars. Dimes in Unlikely… Read more

June 15, 2019

Abortion Talk I had a young lady come into my life twenty years or so ago. I loved her like a daughter. She was precious to me and endeared to my heart. There were many times that we enjoyed just talking to the world. During those special moments, we never had a conversation about abortion that I recall. We would later, and my heart would break over it. It would also gradually change my black and white stance about abortion… Read more

June 13, 2019

Religious Legalism Plenty of volley’s fly back and forth across the religious legalistic net. Debate rages on for who is right, and who is wrong according to their religious stance. People picket abortion clinics and gay pride parades to point the proverbial “sinner finger” at those they believe are doing wrong. I want to propose to you that this isn’t the good news that we should be sharing. Religious Sin Police The policing of sin abounds for those who believe… Read more

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