No Enemies

One of the musical groups I have come to love over the past few years is the Avett Brothers.  The initial song that drew me to them is a song entitled No Hard Feelings.  It speaks of the end of a life and a desire to resolve all outstanding issues.  It makes suppositions about the afterlife, but…

Being Where We Are

Earlier this year, I began working at a hardware store.  I had been off work for about 2 months and I needed to start earning some regular income.  I also did not want to move across the country to continue in my previous profession.  Our grandchildren are both nearby and I just built a deck…

Let Me Get This Straight

I used to be certain about most of the aspects of my faith.  But, over time, some questions arose and I started to examine my faith that is rooted mostly in Western Evangelicalism.  Today, some of the things I encounter in that brand of spirituality don’t make any sense to me any more.  It’s not…

The Last Days – The Big Reveal

2 more days! Can you believe it!  We’re in the home stretch.  The book will officially released on Amazon, Monday July 1st.  It will be available in other places, but we’re hoping the initial push comes through there and then fans out all over the world.  Follow this link to order or put in on…

24 – Thomas Jay Oord – God Can’t

Talked to Thomas Jay Oord (call me Tom) this morning about his book “God Can’t.”  Listen in as we discuss God’s love and his nature.  The subtitle of the book is “How to Believe in God after tragedy, abuse and other evils”. I think you will like this one… Find Tom here:  http://thomasjayoord.com/ Message me…

The Universe

I paused a few days ago to contemplate the universe.  I know, I know and I hear you saying, “that is either going to irritate your tummy or make your head hurt.”  It’s certainly no small endeavor, but like all things I tend to gather in some information — whatever I can endure at the…

In You – The Kingdom of God

Men cannot say, “Look, here it is,” or “there it is,” for the kingdom of God is inside you           Luke 17:21 (PHILLIPS) We like to grow our own sprouts.  Sprouts are know to be anti-inflamatory, anti-aging and possibly, anti-cancer.  They are relatively easy to grow in a mason jar in…

Darkness and Shadow

I grew up in a large family where it was never quiet. Nothing was ever totally still and there was never complete darkness. There always seemed to be a light on somewhere and, when I was young, I could fall asleep anywhere except in the dark. My children, too, could never sleep in total darkness….