Coronavirus and the Church

I cannot even imagine being a Pastor during this season of COVID 19. With recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)and the World Health Organization (WHO), along…

Reflections

“I have found that the process of discovering who I really am, begins with knowing who I really don’t want to be.”― Alcoholics Anonymous “I have come to believe that…

Parallels

“Baby Steps.” “Take it one day at a time.” “Tomorrow is a new day.” Those are phrases that I remember being said often in early treatment a couple years ago.…

An Open Letter to Some Friends.

Dear Friends. Let me tell you a story. It’s the story of the three Amigos, but it’s not the traditional story that you may already know. It’s a snippet of…

Deconstructing Discipleship

Just google ‘discipleship.’ I dare you. I’m guessing you’ll find – (these were the top three hits that I came up with). https://www.allaboutfollowingjesus.org/what-is-discipleship.htm- A process designed to help you be…

The Bible: A Story of Mental Illness

First, A Caveat about the Bible There are very few times in one’s life that are as dark as the place of mental illness. Whether it be depression, anxiety, obsessive…

Baggage Snagging and Fixing It. 

Taking other people’s baggage and making it my own, then trying to fix them is a complete and utter train wreck, waiting to happen. For me, for them, and for…