Liberating Love?

Today I’ve decided to keep the blog simple – a quote and perhaps a thought and/or challenge.  I feel like I should tell you, I write on the selfish side.  This blog is more like my online journal.  I’m writing to myself.  Whether it be writing or photography, any piece of art I produce I…

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…

Don’t say anything

Have you ever been at a funeral, wake, memorial service, etc, and there in the crowd talking to the family is the person who just has to talk. It’s the person who has to say something…anything. It’s often a word of encouragement or just small talk. Sometimes the best thing to say to those in…

investment is relational

it felt great today to be back at our church home, New Community Church.  it’s good to be in a place in which i can tell myself “i get to see all of these people again. soon!” i’m ready to start investing in the lives of this community. in christian circles we speak often of…

life is beautiful?

no matter where you’re at in life, remember Life Is Beautiful. it’s all about your perspective. if you want life to be miserable – it’s miserable. if you want life to be candy and roses – it will be. the beauty is found in the balance. when you are content with where you’re at and…

follow your heart

today’s thought is simple – follow your heart. your heart will not lead you astray.  my spiritual ‘tuggings’ have always been birthed from a place deep within.  it’s my heart that has pushed me in the direction i’m running.  therefore it’s my heart that is urging me to do something about what i feel.  i believe that…

do i look stupid?

if you haven’t seen the trailer for Blue Like Jazz, it’s worth the 2 minutes.  hit the jump and watch it because there were a few lines that captured my attention and i want you to explore them with me. on a side note, i would recommend reading Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazzbefore you head to the…

It’s Rubbish I Tell You

a quick thought for today. if we believe that Christ sets us free, why do we not live that way?  why do we live in worry about the things that don’t matter?  things such as a bank account, retirement package, the car you drive, the clothes you wear, a house, the church you attend, political affiliation, how much money you give to…

Thanks Ben Harper

i don’t remember the first time i heard Ben Harper’s music but i feel as though it’s always connected me to something much deeper.  it’s like that friend you meet for the first time and it’s as if you’ve known them your entire life.  i’ve never been able to explain this feeling and i’ve only…

Listen to the Leprechan

i knew that advertising had a certain influence in my life, but i’ve never seen it work so quickly as one saturday morning in April.  me, Kye (my 4 year old son) and Haygen Reese (my 2 year old daughter) were sprawled out on the living room floor taking in some quality morning cartoons when…

graffiti, gardening & God

the old saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side” is an american staple. growing up i’ve heard different explanations pertaining to this pearl of wisdom. some statements rested on the positive side while most others were planted firmly in the bitter rich soil of negative-ville. i heard a new addition to the…

Bokeh Worship Project for Turning Point Community Church, Lubbock

it was a random 2 minute rabbit trail about ‘bokeh’ that lead to a collaboration with Allen Weathers, worship pastor at Turning Point Community Church in Lubbock.  Allen asked me to develop around 20 themes all with bokeh as the creative foundation.   the term ‘bokeh’ is a phonetical spelling of a japanese word for…

sacred

to the creator, his creation is good. it is resplendent. it is sacred. but when others objectify, when they abuse creation, they transform the very thing that was once purely beautiful into nothing more than an empty vessel. all sacredness and spiritual significance has been pushed to the far edges of reality. the sacred then…

finding your identity

the search is the frightening element when you are leaving shore in search of yourself. if you never embark on this journey to discover your identity, you will always be a quasi version of your environment. you are not truly yourself you are just pieces of the things you identify with your family your music…

the impoverished

35.9 million people live below the poverty line in America, including 12.9 million children. 33 million Americans continue to live in households that do not have an adequate supply of food. almost 100 billion pounds of food is wasted in America each year. an estimated 130 pounds of food per person ends up in landfills….