Should I or shouldn’t I?

When I write it is problematic for me. It causes people to either freak out or say good job. This is my open journal of life, my thoughts, intentions, my failures and fears. I am going to take a break. When and if I feel it is time to return, I will. If not, good … Continue reading Should I or shouldn’t I?

Prayer and Presence

Prayer is a powerful tool in the arsenal of the Christian. I will not waste my precious few words here disputing that truth, that would be futile. However, I do want to challenge us in our thinking to go beyond the posture of supplication into bold and energetic action. The Holy Spirit is our intercessor with the … Continue reading Prayer and Presence

The G. A. Custer Backstory

It was on the hills of Eastern Montana that the life-defining act of a man would be decided. His exploits during the Civil War had propelled him to prominence and recognition and he had gained a spectacular reputation as a leader. His daring and bravery were well documented. In fact, he achieved what many would call greatness in his time. Then came the … Continue reading The G. A. Custer Backstory

Moving, just moving…

There is a place for anger, to question establishment and to be vocal and want answers. However, there is a need and desire deep in my soul for more than that alone. I want to find peace in my storm, grace for others, empathy for the less fortunate, and discover joy that has eluded me. Can I … Continue reading Moving, just moving…

Deal with the Sin, but First Remove the Shame

I had someone ask me how we could drive home the fact that using porn is sinful without shaming the individual. Is there a way, even in the midst of habitual sinful behavior that goes directly against what God commands, in which we can show love, respect, and compassion for the person and remain strong in our stance for righteousness … Continue reading Deal with the Sin, but First Remove the Shame

Not Giving up!

My contribution on behalf of those who either can't or don't want to speak for themselves, or don't desire attention drawn to them can seem futile at times. Expressing my obvious frustration and pointing out what I see as inadequacies and outright failures aren't exactly drawing people into the conversation!   The truth is that it takes decades … Continue reading Not Giving up!

Yes its Sin, say the word.

  Could it be that political correctness has spilled over into the church and we don't ask the tough questions or confront the issues that make the asker or hearer uncomfortable?  How can we talk about the church, speak of its growth, and what the church "needs" to be in this present age and NOT address our own hidden … Continue reading Yes its Sin, say the word.

The Church Can Reach It’s Most Wounded, Here’s How.

To merely point out the weaknesses and failures of the church with regards to reaching its most wounded people, would be ridiculous. I would like to share some possible solutions: First, the church needs to create an environment for legitimate and lasting change. Taking down the barriers for people who genuinely desire to deal with … Continue reading The Church Can Reach It’s Most Wounded, Here’s How.

Pornography Follow up…

Some additional thoughts taken from my response to an email regarding my previous post: I think that a truly transparent church that actively seeks to prevent instead primarily react to the problems of our society and those hidden within the church itself is what I am referring to. The resources I have referenced, as well … Continue reading Pornography Follow up…