December 13, 2017No Comments

Revisiting Christmas

A young man in high school recently shared with me that he'd never heard the biblical account of the Christmas story.  What he knew about Christmas was essentially informed by song lyrics and movie plots.

The questions he asked were pure, honest, and amazing:

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November 16, 2017No Comments

God likes you.

Zephaniah 3:17 is a beautiful picture of God's love for you:

"For the Lord your God is living among you.  He is a mighty savior.  He will take delight in you with gladness.  With his love, he will calm all your fears.  He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."

We often hear - or share - the message of "God loves you."

But how often have you heard - or shared - this one? Read more

October 24, 2017No Comments

Remembering who you are

According to legend, victorious Roman military commanders had "Memento te mortalem esse" ("Remember, you are a mortal") whispered into their ear by charioteers called aurigas as they were paraded throughout the city after their conquests. 

When I was performing with Straight No Chaser (2008-2012), many of my days ended with thousands of people rising to their feet and erupting in applause.

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October 18, 2017No Comments

Dear Fear, You Can Leave Now.

Marianne Williamson writes in her book A Return To Love, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us."

Two weeks ago today, I alllmooost hit "cancel" instead of "post" when Fear whispered into my ear that my new website wasn't worth launching. Read more

September 25, 2017No Comments

There Is Hope To Be Found, America

As a white, heterosexual, able-bodied, college-educated, American male who lives and works in a suburban, affluent community in the 21st century, I am one of the most privileged people on the planet.

I share none of this flippantly.  I share it to make a point. Read more

January 10, 2017No Comments

You’ve Never Been Alone

There’s a passage of Scripture that reads:

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies never cease.  Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.  I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!'” (Lamentations 3:22-24)

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