My Writings. My Thoughts.
This is the 11th of September. I began the day with an easy run in a soft rain, the gray clouds making the green foliage seem to glow with its own light. It is unusually cool out for this time of year in Texas, perhaps signaling an early Fall. What’s left of my lawn after […]
Church in the Cliff has been through some transitions in the past five years. I say, “transitions,” but anyone who has been around through that time knows that I really mean “meltdowns.” As with any group of human beings that try to get together and sustain relationships, there is sometimes conflict. That is unavoidable. However, […]
You may have noticed, even through the haze of a beer-soaked, three-day weekend, that this is Labor Day Weekend. We all know this is the unofficial end of summer and, therefore, the day I have to stop wearing my fancy white suits, but it’s also a day that we celebrate labor by taking a break […]
One of this week’s Scriptures has always troubled me. In Matthew 15.21-28 Jesus is a jerk – kind of a racist jerk. This raises a lot of questions. First, we have to wonder if it really happened. Jesus first ignores the Canaanite woman’s needs and then calls her a dog. That’s not nice. Jesus is […]
The death of Robin Williams this week has brought a ton of information about depression and suicide bubbling to the top of social networks and message boards and content aggregators. That’s probably a good thing. Much of the power that drives a person to that point and keeps one from asking for help is the […]