From Me. To You.

Stories change lives. Stories of real people in real situations enduring and living in their reality can’t be disputed.  Society, you and I, can deny statistics.  We can claim there is a disparity in this direction or that but it’s impossible to tell someone their story is not true because to the storyteller, their life…

Another Reminder

I wanted to simply offer a snippet filled with Hope.  In light of processing all of God’s creation, I am in awe of Him. His very nature. His Love.  His Grace. His majestic artistry. All of this processing and meditating has me wondering a few things about God.  It has me pondering big questions that…

A New Study

I’ve been out of college for years now and it’s been a good bit of time since I last attempted an in depth study of scripture. Well, I suppose that’s not completely true. I lead discussion on Thursday nights for our 20 something’s round table style discussion group, so I’ve studied for those. But even…

One Thing

Today I simply want to encourage you to remove one thing in your life that keeps you from building meaningful relationships. Nothing more, nothing less. Just change one piece. Today, may you have the courage to change. May you let go. May the things you seek matter. Our hearts must be present in the here…

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…

All Else Can Drift

I am about to dive head first into a book that I was suggested by my good friend Allen Weathers. If this opening quote sets the tone, you could guess that I’m stoked about reading the rest. THERE IS A DEEPER PORTION OF OUR BEING THAT WE RARELY ALLOW OTHERS TO SEE. CALL IT A…

Writers Block, Mark Driscoll & Tea-vangelicals?

This is my first serious case of writers block.  I’ve had what I thought was writers block in the past but it obviously wasn’t.  Funny how that happens.  You think you’ve hit “bottom” at a certain point in life, until you truly hit bottom.  Falling deeper, farther, harder, faster than before, the bottom feels like…

A Jewish Mystic

I have this thought, this question, that is setting up a permanent home in my soul… I wonder, is the idea of being a “Christian” our excuse to justify our actions and our own selfish desires, or do we really desire to leave all of this American materialistic bliss behind to follow nomadic jewish mystic…

A Spot Of Tea

I’m in the middle of prep for my stop motion video shoot. It’s amazing to me that this shoot consisting of zero models, no assistants and no on location setup has been more time intensive than any shoot I’ve done to date. I’ve never shot stop motion and I have an impulse that whenever I…

Awareness Of The Ineffable

I’m in the midst of reading a brilliant book by Abraham Joshua Heschel called Man Is Not Alone.  I wish I could copy and paste massive chunks of text in the blog.  A section entitled Some Of Us Blush, has caused me to fall into deep thought tonight.  Here’s a small snippet. God is not…

Seating Chart

Today’s blog is more of a challenge and less of a blog. I’m challenged today to love the very people I dislike the most. That makes it sound like I hate everyone… What I’m trying to say is that you never know who you will find yourself sitting next to at the great banquet table….

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”…

One Small Question

There is a Heschel quote I’ve been pondering.  I would like you to ponder with me and respond.  I suppose I’m asking you to respond because I need community to flesh this out.  This need supersedes my want to answer it for myself, so a round table is in order. The true aspiration is not…

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…

…we’re just practicing our balance.

Some of you may know that I do a little photography.  Being a photographer I often carry the ability to write my own hours.  Because of this, my work day is fairly unorthodox.  For the majority of the time I choose to stay at home with my kids and work on anything I can do…