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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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Spiritual Lessons from Shipwreck Hike

On Saturday, I joined a couple friends on a "hike" on the coast of Palos Verdes.  I was excited about the idea of this adventure, as sometimes the rut of the gym can be alleviated with a simple trip outdoors.  However, I never would have ventured to guess how much I learned, spiritually, on this… Continue reading Spiritual Lessons from Shipwreck Hike

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Criminal Minds, Hemophilia & the Church

Now, I understand... this may seem like a stretch to you.  This may not be a correlation anyone else would make watching the same show as me... shoot, this may not be a correlation anyone else would make ever.  Then again, my experiences with God don't have to be the same as yours.  Because my… Continue reading Criminal Minds, Hemophilia & the Church