i hate change

I hate change. And it’s not just a pithy sentiment for me. I am 1000% a creature of habit. I love a good schedule. I practically eat the same breakfast every morning and know what I’ll be preparing for lunch and dinner for the family. I wear only one brand of jeans and I own…

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us vs. them

I’m tired y’all. And it’s probably not what you think. You see, I love politics. I even love talking about them and having a good old-fashioned debate. But I am thoroughly exhausted in our demonizing those who don’t agree with us. You will sometimes even hear people say, “I don’t want to get too political,…

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black lives matter

My son is black. This is a reality that I live with everyday. Yes, those of you who know him see him in much more complex ways. You may see his amazing smile and his joy for life. You will often see the way he loves deeply and cares for everyone he meets. You may…

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separation and good friday

Every year as I walk through Holy Week I try to have a fresh perspective. This year it has been thrust upon us all. And yet, there are still those determined to recreate the norm, defy scientific advice and endanger their own and those they come into contact with. I’m honestly at a loss for…

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holy week

It’s weird right. I mean, here we are entering into the most important time in the Christian calendar and it just doesn’t feel right. There was no procession of children waving palm branches on Sunday. There is no preparation for foot washing, communion, stations of the cross, Tenebrae, or even Easter Sunrise services. Although, we…

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God help us

Forced isolation and separation is a funny thing. Routines change; new routines are added. Sometimes you become more productive. Often times you don’t. One of the ways in which I’ve become a little less productive is in an abbreviated morning fitness time and an increased morning binge watching time. For those of you unfamiliar with…

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still a ways to go

I’ve come to realize that today, the day that we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in the United States, is a day about power. This has not been an easy realization to come to, but it has been solidified this year. In the past, I often idealized everything about this day. And why…

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holiness today…?

I grew up with a lot of certainty. I knew exactly what was wrong and what was right. I knew exactly who was in and who was out. I knew who I was supposed to associate with and who I was supposed to avoid. After all, this is the legacy that my church, The Church…

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who am i?

Without a doubt the question of our age is identity. Whether we begin with politics, sexuality, religion, race, geography, wealth or whatever, the question is still the same; who am I? And perhaps most of us feel like we have this figured out on some level. We define ourselves by our jobs, by our relationships…

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control vs. love

Last weekend my family and I found ourselves in a very unusual position…we actually didn’t have anything to do on a Saturday. So we made plans to to head to the movies. We decided it was high time we saw the remake of Aladdin and headed to the only theater that was still showing it….

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