From: Ruth | To: You | A Story of Racism

I would like you to meet Ruth. Ruth is a teacher, a mom, a wife. She is well educated. She lives in a small city of 250,000 in the south plains of Texas.  She is active in her church and every time I’ve talked with her she has been caring, loving and an absolute beacon…

Never Too Late

I often ask myself, “Is what I’m doing helping the world?  Is it helping others? Is it bringing people to have abetter life in some way?” For the last year, well 10 months which isn’t technically a year, but close enough, I have been on the job hunt.  I’ve sent out dozens of resumes, filled…

Set Love Free

So much of our life is consumed and saturated with everything but love.  We can convince ourselves that Love is in this or Love is why we do that, but do we ever just live life fueled with Love and nothing else? I want to begin to love in a way that it is the…

Does It Matter?

Does it matter that people in our country and all over the world are being oppressed and pushed down? Does it matter what you believe? Does it matter who you love? Does it matter that people are dying from famine every single day? Does the fact that you feel called to help the poverty stricken…

What If?

I once read, “What would the world think of us if we stopped demanding our way and starting laying down our lives and living sacrificially?” What if? What if we stopped complaining about gay rights or homosexuality hurting the sanctity of marriage and we actually began to stand up for the oppressed homosexual community with…

The Leisurely Stroll

Tonight in our round table discussion group we discussed living a life that is ironic.  We have detached ourselves from our beliefs in a way that puts just enough distance between us and what we find in scripture or even what we feel like God is urging us to do, that we can not do…

Well That Sucked.

The benefits of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook are fantastic. These sites reconnect us to old friends and family. They also connect us to new friends around the world. For me, they have even provided the opening to conversations with other artists and activist living to make the world a better place….

The Beauty of Flight

Are the things in your life that you are not wanting to let go of the very things keeping you from doing what God has wired you to do? Often we don’t jump off the cliff into the unknown because we love the security of the stable ground.  We like to cling to what we…

Once Known as The Way

What is your reason for seeking God? Is it for an eternity in heaven? Is it to not go to Hell? Is it to make you feel better? Is it because its what you’re supposed to do?. Is it for you? If it’s yes to any of these, I would say that you probably aren’t…

The Emptiness Of The Cross

the rain gently taps my window as if it were nature’s percussion section of a symphony orchestra. a beautiful accompaniment to “one love” by Bob Marley playing softly in the background. the elements are in place to create the ideal atmosphere for reflection and meditation. so i sit. i reflect. on successes and failures. on…

your response matters

earlier i asked you what caused your heart to skip a beat. if you haven’t thought about it, or if something immediately didn’t pop up in your head – think. meditate. ponder. got it?  good. so, i want to challenge you, for the next week, starting tomorrow and going until next sunday, be creative and…

living for tomorrow

i recently read an article about a debate happening regarding cutting down hundreds if not thousands of trees so that the view of the beautiful granite masterpieces can be seen more clearly.  it is a bit peculiar that a national park doesn’t allow a person to put a nail in a tree will cut down so…

making the shift… soon i hope

over the last 3 years i’ve had this urge inside of me to live differently.  in the beginning stages it was a conviction on how big of a home i wanted, the food i was eating, the clothes i was wearing.  there became in increasing awareness of how my decisions, the daily decisions, effected people…

mo money mo problems

there is a thought that has firmly planted itself in my mind and will not surrender it’s overwhelming hold of my thoughts. why does our income determine what we need? i remember the days of college when i was broke, hopefully making enough money to pay for school, books, rent, and bills.  i could live…

Love takes you places

Brennan Manning once asked the question What would the church look like if we erred from an excess of compassion rather than from a stingy and legalistic lack of it? after much coffee, thought, and time i’ve arrived at a conclusion. i believe the church would be more nomadic, if in fact it erred from an…