Her State is Now Fixed

Today, I write with a burden we all share at some time. I am writing from having lost a loved one. Though this timr is one not unexpected, it still is a time that makes us ponder that which is the next step in our journey. And while this part of our journey may be…

I Was a Sour Patch Kid

We will leave the argument of “did I ever grew up, or am I still a kid today?” to a later date. I’d probably lose that debate. Let’s get to the story … Sour Patch Kids is a strange candy. Who would name their candy “kids?” It’s like they are making us to be little…

The Life of a Failure … The Story of Two Fires

He was on the path to success. One of the inner 12 to the most popular Rabbi of his day. He was respected by the other 11. He had lived 3 years of adventure – seen lives changed, people healed, food multiplied, even the dead rise. He had walked on water and spoke up claiming…

3 Little Verses

He was a man after God’s own heart. The slayer of giants. Musician. Poet. As a young lad, he defended his flock from bears and lions. He was a warrior, leader, and king. But his legacy is tainted by three little verses … In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out…

A Man That Drives Off Shame and Humiliation

Let me tell you from the very start … you are not the center of the universe. You have messed up, you are broken, and you deserve shame and humiliation. The world does not revolve around you. Nor does it revolve around me. Now that you have been encouraged for the day, let me give…

Grace … Get it, Share it, Appreciate it

I met a guy this weekend. A young man that understands grace in a way that I never really will. Scripture tells us that the one forgiven much – loves much. Now don’t get me wrong, I know I am a sinner and I know I don’t deserve His grace … but I also know…

Weeds of Bitterness, Fruit of Forgiveness

Forgiveness and the Root of Bitterness … Years ago, while on my hands and knees weeding a flower garden at Friendship Baptist, Jim Reese politely and humorously gave me weeding advice. Yeah, not the best at flower gardening … but I did appreciate his advice. I think the chairman of deacons enjoyed way too much…