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Black Lives Matter, Refugees & the Good Samaritan

Living with the results of other people's thinking is why something like #BlackLivesMatter even has to be stated. But we can change the results for others. Our thinking can be elevated; our compassion deepened. Those past results don't deserve our blind allegiance. I keep going back to these core things: Every person was made in… Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Refugees & the Good Samaritan

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Remembering Love, Personified

  Last year, on this day, I wrote “Until...” & now, a year later, the piece that it alluded to... as I remember & honor a truly great man.     Transparent Stoic Compassionate Joyful Soul Man Intentional Loving Husband Father Brother Son Angel Pastor   Well done, Pastor Frank   Anyone who had the… Continue reading Remembering Love, Personified

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How Ferguson, MO could be (Your City Here) Next

The initial shock of Michael Brown's death seemed to touch every facet of social media. Everyone seemed to mourn the death of Brown..... UNTIL.....   Robin Williams always had a flare for theatrics. He couldn't enter a room without people noticing. And so, cruel & intentional or not, focus took a shift. No one was… Continue reading How Ferguson, MO could be (Your City Here) Next

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Ray Lewis or Tim Tebow: A Grace Conumdrum

Grace: something every person in life wants. Love: something every person who has ever lived searches for. But the thing is, we put a price tag on love. We tell ourselves we have to earn grace. We tell others they definitely have to earn forgiveness.   In a competitive world, we have extremes.  Those of… Continue reading Ray Lewis or Tim Tebow: A Grace Conumdrum

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JH – A Beard, A Tweet & A Paradigm Shift

I don't know what it is. It can't be the move to Houston. The ink off that trade feels like it's not dry yet. But somehow... I've been introduced to a completely different James Harden.   I'll admit. Something about him always rubbed me the wrong way. I love the iconic "Sixth Man"... he won… Continue reading JH – A Beard, A Tweet & A Paradigm Shift

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Spiritual Lessons from The Dark Knight Rises

  WARNING: Spoilers!!  If you have not yet seen the movie, read at your own risk! I don’t want to be blamed for giving anything away!   Now, before we get into this… My heart goes out to everyone affected by what happened in Aurora. As the first attack scene happened, I couldn’t help but… Continue reading Spiritual Lessons from The Dark Knight Rises