Constrast Living

I just dropped two ladies off at the airport headed back to Manhattan. I gave a ride to a gentleman from Cuba who fought back from a debilitating injury. He broke his neck. To listen to his story in good broken English was amazing. The doctors told him four years ago he'd never walk again, … Continue reading Constrast Living

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Peace

I'm learning what peace is. It's not the absence of conflict. It's not when everyone likes you because that will never happen. It is a Spirit infused reality that is enhanced when you memorize Scripture and quote it silently when the waves crash. And waves crash don't they? My daughter's church camp theme this year … Continue reading Peace

Real Success

Perseverance is so important. Yesterday was a tough day, and I'm not going to elaborate on it except to say I had to tend to some payroll issues that did not resolve. Perseverance is painful when problems don't resolve, but I suppose it did resolve because I'm here writing about it. So much of persevering … Continue reading Real Success

Deep Reflective Drivel

What happened in Parkland, Florida is pure evil. The loss of life was senseless, and though I'm privy to what all the talking heads are pushing this blog is about faith, depression and hope. I know there is evil among us. I sin daily, so I'm a part of it. Whenever I point a finger … Continue reading Deep Reflective Drivel

He Knows My Name

Ministry and pastoral care are embedded in my DNA. As you know I grew up from Guam to Florida as my parents pastored churches. I went to a small liberal arts college in Nashville to become a youth pastor, and I also received a masters from that same university. Both degrees were in religion. I'm … Continue reading He Knows My Name

An Empty and Full Heart

Rejection hurts on any level. I realize I've rejected others, but right now I'm consumed with the rejection I personally feel. Humor my narcissism. I need to lick my wounds. It might be the wine in my system, or it might be the end of a long hard week. Fact is I'm feeling really down, … Continue reading An Empty and Full Heart

More Drivel

There are some incredible people here on WordPress. Thank you WordPress for providing a wonderful product and service where we can come to enlighten each other. When we exchange beliefs, ideas and experiences on here in peaceful ways we make the world a better place. Thank you to all of you who do that for … Continue reading More Drivel

It’s the Small Things

I took the girls out to eat last night. Outback is always oh so delicious. Need I say more? I mean who doesn't like bloomin onions, steak and baked potato? Yum. That's progress and healing right there beautiful people. I do not pause long enough to celebrate the small victories. I'm going to repent. We … Continue reading It’s the Small Things

Well Done

...begin to dream new dreams. Faith can rekindle old desires and create new hopes, replacing some of the old dreams we painfully watched die. Nicole Johnson You might think the following thoughts fall in line with Nicole's writings in the quote above from¬†Keeping a Princess Heart, and you'd be half right. I picked up that … Continue reading Well Done