#PrayforOrlando

I haven’t been sleeping well of late. Saturday night into Sunday morning, I was awake probably every hour. A couple times I checked my email (I’m not sure why—I didn’t really expect any important emails in the middle of the night), and I had breaking news alerts from Fox News and CNN. When I opened […]

“Baptism Now Saves You”

I swim seven days a week to help with mobility and pain management. Swimming, I think, helps more than the medication; although swimming and medication combined have worked wonders. But, swimming can also be quite dangerous. The other night, probably because I swim so much, I had a horrible nightmare in which I was drowning. […]

Rest in Peace?

Prince. Doris Roberts. Merle Haggard. Patty Duke. Garry Shandling. Nancy Reagan. Joey Feek. Glenn Frey. Alan Rickman. David Bowie. So far 2016 isn’t a great year to be a celebrity. When I googled “Celebrity deaths in 2016,” other celebrities appeared in the list, but I didn’t know who they were – either my age or […]

Preachers

Preacher. I used to be one. Whether when living at home or when at college or when married, for most of my life, preaching has put food on my table. As I transition out of full-time preaching, I’m facing one of the most painful times in my life; you see, I love preaching and I […]