You don’t have to live like a refugee

If only Tom Petty could fix all our international problems with his music, but it is actually going to take a lot more work. I know this is sliding into the political arena a bit but here is why I say anything. Many people are attempting to use Christian reasoning for their arguments over the…

Another Game of Thrones

The struggle for control. I believe this is something that all Christians will deal with at some point. So I admit I have read the books and they are quite good. Entertaining, engaging and while it does have some occasional questionable material, that is easily dealt with by simply turning the page. The overall message is…

Peace like a river

Music captured me very young. It speaks and the emotions it can generate are very real. It can share hope, it conjure love, it can bring joy, it can even anger, it can speak to all walks of life and not just speak but emote it in us. When peace like a river attendeth’ my…

It’s OK to be Overwhelmed

I actually wrote this a couple days before Jay’s passing, but it is nonetheless true, in fact it is more true as it has kept me going. I need God’s overwhelming peace and joy and grace both in trials and out. As I continue to walk through the fruit of the spirit with the youth group we come…

James Joseph Ponce

My brother went to be with the Lord yesterday. He went peacefully in the night. I never expected to write those words being so young. I figured if I was still blogging I still wouldn’t have to say those words for another 40 years at least, or perhaps it would be someone else saying it…

Christianity, what is in a name?

Christianity is under attack. Not the system of belief per se, at least not yet fully, because it is, which is what some of my other blogs are about. But the very title of our following. Christianity, Christians. Why? Well culturally when people think about Christians some equate them with bigots, hateful, mean-spirited, hypocritical, political, un-loving, jerks….