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Confession from Self-Isolation

March 31, 2020

As I scrolled Facebook recently, I saw story after story how families are making use of their time at home together during this unprecedented pandemic and season of necessary self-isolation. I saw people getting creative with cooking, playing games with their kids, and getting projects done around the house. I am always amazed by others’… Read More ›

To the End…

“I would’ve gone with you to the end. Into the very fires of Mordor.” – Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (cinematic) Some of the most exciting memories I have had over previous years in ministry are of those times at church gatherings or conferences where each person in attendance seemed to… Read More ›


A DANGEROUS CALLING I heard that another pastor quit today. My Twitter feed, my Facebook friends’ list, and even the contact list in my phone is filled with the names of people who refer to their life in ministry in the past tense.  They walked away. Done. Goodbye. As if stuck in some spiritual Twilight… Read More ›

There’s No Such Thing As A Great Idea…

When I was in high school, a friend of mine was gifted a fully-restored 1965 Mustang GT coupe as his first car. It was beatiful. Bright red. Bullit rims. Working ORIGINAL A/C. From the moment I rode it in, I wanted one. It took many years, but in 2000 I purchased my very own (and… Read More ›

You gotta love the painter…