Takeaways on Parenting and Ministry from the Massive College Cheating Scandal


If you haven’t heard (aka you are a hermit in a cave) there are over 50 people who are charged in a massive cheating scandal to leverage their money and influence to subvert the system and get their children into prestigious universities. Among them are Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky from Full House) and Felicity Huffman … Continue reading Takeaways on Parenting and Ministry from the Massive College Cheating Scandal

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Retreats, Lent, Mystics and God


“Union with God is not something that needs to be acquired but realized.”[1] Next Wednesday I plan on starting the season of Lent on a retreat with a friend at Penuel Ridge in Ashland City, TN. I have had the blessing of having a few personal retreats at this place and this will be my … Continue reading Retreats, Lent, Mystics and God

Sacred Moments and Social Media: A Lament of Sorts


If you will indulge me as I proceed to date myself with the details of this post. Also, I understand this post may land on some of you in a sort of cantankerous way. I picture myself akin to the old cartoon movie The Sword and the Stone’s owl named Archimedes who seems annoyed by … Continue reading Sacred Moments and Social Media: A Lament of Sorts

“If I hear one more sermon on love I think I am going to explode!”


  That sentence was shared with me by a parishioner in a coffee shop in Nashville when the church I was working for was enduring a rough patch. Two distinct groups emerged and I will spare you the reasons we were divisive about, because if I share them it might make you leave the church or hate Jesus … Continue reading “If I hear one more sermon on love I think I am going to explode!”

Rest areas and my spirituality…


I think the idea of “resting in God’ is analogous to my experience of how a rest area works when my family traveled to Canada in the 80s and 90s. The distance between where we lived in Marietta, Georgia and my maternal grandmother’s place in Toronto was about 950 miles. Typically, it took anywhere between … Continue reading Rest areas and my spirituality…