Choosing To Be Oblivious

“In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.” – Toni Morrison This quote is the ringer for us to answer the call and listen to what people of color have been saying about racism.  This is our clue that we can’t deny.  When I say “we” I’m talking to my fellow white…

A New Radiance | The Christmas Story

“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I…

A Few Thoughts & A Letter To Phil Robertson | Duck Dynasty | Conversation

Seeing that everyone else in the Christian community has posted their thoughts, the vast majority being “outraged” I STAND WITH PHIL! hoopla, I wanted to offer a few thoughts/questions before people get crazy and start “preaching” via Facebook and really do some damage to the world’s perspective on the Christian community and I also wanted…

Her First Cover Song

Because I unquestionably believe that my daughter Haygen Reese is ridiculously cute, I am giving her my blog space today.   After you see this, you will understand that there was no possible way I could deny it or spend time writing rubbish when she can cover a classic at the age of 2! What’s…

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…

Love Cares Not Of The Past

Every Thursday I lead the discussion for a group of 20 Somethings. We talk about a wide array of topics but tonight was more relevant than usual.  We discussed capital punishment.  Overall the discussion was fantastic, but something began happening under the surface of the discussion.  I noticed that the more we talked about people…

The Greatest Need

The greatest need today is an opportunity to live.  We live in a world that honors death and destruction and we call it justice.  I have a hard time believing that what we view as justice is in reality revenge.  We give revenge the mask of justice so it can be accepted. It’s like Batman….

Letting Go of Jesus

It seems that I’m more “prone to wonder” when things in life are going well.  It almost doesn’t appear logical but for me it is the case. Everyone I have ever known well enough that we share the deep intricacies of our souls, has revealed something within themselves that is dark.  Regardless of our “saved”…

Like Pinocchio… Sort of.

Like my man Pinocchio, I grow when I talk with people.  Do understand that it’s not my nose growing from telling a lie, it’s my spirit growing from the depth of the conversation.  We need spiritual conversations that force us to search.  Searching moves us towards God. I’m reminded tonight of how my walk with…

Life Lessons

Tonight I was taught a valuable lesson about forgiveness.  It was an act of pure genuine love.  To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever meditated much on how Love creates a spirit of non-judgment. As usual, tonight my 4 year old son Kye was not wanting to go to bed. Our routine typically goes…

frustrated and tired

Today I find myself a little frustrated with my fellow christians.  Not all Christians but the ones who proclaim to know exactly the way scripture must be interpretated and read.  It is those who stand before coworkers, friends, family and say words like “if you’re not doing this, this and this, then Jesus isn’t in…

Love is Here

This idea of “God is Love” is one that I’ve heard for years, but I’m not quite sure it ever sunk in. I say that because I look at my life and when I really examine it, I’m not sure I live anything like Jesus. Well, other than not cursing, but maybe the early church…

short and sweet

today’s blog – short and sweet. enjoy every minute you have. savor your relationships. love everyone you meet with a love unsurpassed by any before. spend as much time in the company of people who don’t believe anything you believe. remain teachable – teachable moments happen all around you and often at the most unlikely…

southern veg

it’s comical to me how i can have incredible self discipline in one area of my life but completely lack it in another.  i’ve been a vegetarian now for 2 and half years. that’s a long time for a southern boy raised on weekend barbecues.  the amazing thing is that i haven’t broke since i started…