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Love Conquers Hate…Until THEY Show Up

The events of the past week in Orlando have displayed the worst of humanity and the best. When a religious extremist walked in to a local nightclub and opened fire, he unknowingly created a movement. That movement has been one of a refreshingly different conversation. Love conquers hate. It is a wonderful sentiment that offers […]

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20 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years

In spite of all of the “over the hill” jokes, I am excited to have turned 40! Every decade brings new experiences and new insights. I decided to take a few minutes to reflect on all that I’ve learned over the past 40 years of life and then write those insights down. So here is […]

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Southern Baptist Disconnect

I was raised as a Southern Baptist until I was a teenager.  My grandfather was a Southern Baptist pastor and I learned about Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong in Training Union.  Like most “churchy” kids, I left church as soon as I got to college and didn’t look back until I met my wife.  When […]

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Chasing Identity

Bruce Jenner. There. Did I just break the Internet? Social media has been dominated in recent weeks with debates, name calling and mud slinging over Bruce’s decision to become a woman. There are a few things that have been racing through my mind regarding this story. When it comes to Bruce Jenner or ANY person, […]

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When Your Relationships Break

Has someone ever done something or said something that hurt you deeply? When you brought it to that person’s attention, he said something like this: “well, I’m sorry but…” and then proceeded to throw more words at you in an effort to explain why he did what he did? Sin is not ended by multiplying […]

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Let Them Eat Church

It’s tough for a family of five to go out to eat. However, we try to go out to eat on Friday nights when we can. We look for a place that will be kid-friendly, economical and will satisfy our needs. I want good food, good service and good atmosphere and if I don’t get […]

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