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Carry His Death_Part 3

I encourage you to take a seat in your favorite place, have your Bible in your lap and open your heart and spirit to a the final installment of a teaching that will provoke, shake and soak you thinking. You will leave that chair never the same. Be prepared for […]

Spirit 2

I don’t know who reads this but I feel compelled to write this to you. One thing I know to be true: The God living and breathing and having his way in me will never let me down. It will never disappoint or abandon me. If the direction we are […]


My conversation with God today… ME: I want to give up. God, I just want to quit. Please, get me out of this? GOD: You don’t have to quit. ME: I did last time and it made me feel better. GOD: For a moment. ME: This one is too hard. […]

Weakness 2

It’s 4:13 am. Couldn’t sleep.Events of the day were swarming, robbing me of peace. Each problem was being rehashed in my mind and I would attempt to find a solution or allow the emotion to consume me. After about an hour of this cyclical event, I began to hear the […]


I am in a battle.  When I was in high school, I read a lot of historical novels that dealt with the Civil War. I have no idea why I was fascinated by that era or why I found that content engaging. Yet, I read and allowed myself to picture […]

My Place Called There 2

Life is hard moment to moment. I am talking about those moments on a Monday morning when you can’t even open your eyes until the second cup of coffee or Thursday night when you have a big deadline and no one is at the office but you. There are wonderful, […]

The Other Side

Whew! The last few weeks have taken my breath away. In the last four weeks I have let go. I have surrendered. I have failed. I have cried. I have laughed. This is what happens when you choose to be free. It can be terrifying and blissful. I wasn’t happy […]

Broken 2

Read a book. James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces. I am different for having read it. Even if the book made Oprah mad. It taught me. It was a textbook that made the world more sensible yet chaotic at the same time. It scared me and shocked me and disturbed […]

The New Normal

I marvel at calm, demure people. Those people that seem to never be flustered or unaltered emotionally in intense, frustrating situations. I, myself, lack those endearing qualities and tend to react irrationally in frustrating situations. I am sometimes more like the Jesus who took the whip through the temple than […]

“Is this it?” The Sequel

So I was driving into work today and God asked me to share a “note” I wrote on facebook back in May of 2010 on this blog. It was the beginning of many thoughts about God’s rest and how is grace propels us into action. I hope it blesses. I […]

Is this it? 1

God wants to interrupt your life. He wants to bombard the boredom and disrupt the monotony. Many of you continually ask the question, “Is this it?” It can be a question to God, inquisitively wondering if you are in His will or it could be a rant in anger protesting […]

Sometimes 8

Sometimes we feel near to… Sometimes we feel far from… Sometimes we feel numb to…. Sometimes we feel guilty towards… GOD Whoever you are and no matter what you believe, there is an innate longing to experience a closeness. A fulfillment to the longing. God made you. Just like a […]

Life or Death 2

Astonishing!Unbelievable!Glorious!Awe-inspiring!Life-changing!When is the last time you said these words? How many of you need some astonishment or inspiration in your life?I don’t know about you but my life could use some change.Continue reading and allow these words to relieve the pressure of spiritual perfection.Our journey begins in the Word of […]

Consider the Lilies

Alone I sit overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and the activity that surrounds me. A speed boat is hurrying past the Thimble Shoals lighthouse in the east while the songbirds gather food from the sand dunes. The quietest sound is my fingertips on the keyboard which is being dwindled by the […]