I wonder when it came to an end. I can’t remember if I was seven or eight or even older, but at some point I stopped giving things to my mom to put on the fridge. I bet she was disappointed. We weren’t much of a fridge family. I don’t remember there ever being a lot up there. We had a set of alphabet letters … Continue reading Pictures on a Refrigerator
Say what you want, but Betty Nesmith Graham made her fortune because of me. Betty is the mother of Michael Nesmith from the hit 1960’s band The Monkees. But she is probably more well known, if not by name then by her invention, as the founder of Liquid Paper. Betty worked as an executive secretary and wanted to find a way to more easily fix … Continue reading Writing With Ink
This is the culmination of our series on change and this worship in particular is focused specifically on our church. The sermon as a whole is a testimony against inaction and about being intentional in your life but I get far more specific than normal. An empty building. If we do nothing this place will likely be no more than an empty building in 5-10 … Continue reading The Principle of Inaction
What would you take with you? If you had to evacuate your home, what would you take with you? I imagine those were the hard choices people had to make this past couple of weeks if you were living in Houston. Knowing how bad the storms were going to be and the likelihood of flooding, what would you take? What is most important to you? … Continue reading Who Are You?
Maybe Madonna was onto something. Not the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. The other one. When it came out in 1990, “Vogue” was intended simply as a pop song and as far as I know it still is. I don’t think somewhere in the intervening 27 years since it came out it’s suddenly found deeper meaning, but Madonna rattles off this list of movie stars, … Continue reading Be The Change You Want To Be
What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy. An act of brutal violence took the life of Heather Heyer, an innocent woman who was in Charlottesville, VA to protest against the hate-filled speech and actions of white nationalist and white supremacist groups in Emancipation Park. While marching in the streets, a man drove through Heather and her fellow counter-protesters with a car speeding down a narrow … Continue reading Good Men Do Nothing
Tabula Rasa means “blank slate.” And that’s what it’s like when you share an experience for the first time with someone new. It’s like watching the colors unfold on top of a blank slate. It just pours out in a brilliant rainbow of moments and you get to experience the world through fresh eyes, see things in a brand new way, or maybe just start … Continue reading Tabula Rasa