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…

Shifting the Shame and Why I gave up on Preaching.

Where Shame is, there is also fear. – John Milton Shifting the Shame I was at a meeting recently when someone said, “I have had to learn to shift the…

My Night of Insanity

The disease of addiction dictates that I will lose all the things that I love in time and the “rule of threes” dictates a grim long term prognosis (jail, institution,…