The Furnace or the Garden

One of my favorite authors to read when it comes to trusting God and experiencing His grace, is Brennan Manning.  If you haven’t done so already, do yourself a favor and read two books from him:  The Ragamuffin Gospel and Ruthless Trust.  Brennan has a very unlikely history from someone you would read “Christian” literature […]

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Launching New Blog/Podcast

Hey Guys!  In previous posts I have spoken of a new venture that I am launching and it is something that I have dubbed “Mutant School Dropout”.  It is a blog and a podcast that centers on nerd culture and entertainment.  I am keeping this page to speak deeply into matters regarding faith and Jesus. […]

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Geeking Out

Not too long ago, I made a decision.  That decision was to push further into an interest of mine for the sake of opening conversation and potentially making some connections that I wouldn’t normally make.  You see, I’m a pastor.  I hope that wasn’t a huge shock to you.  Because of that, I normally hang […]

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Wizard World Comic Con

  A couple of weeks ago, I texted my friend Tony.  Tony and I met at UNT, University of North Texas, and served with college students at a local church in Denton Tx.  Our wives were college roommates as well as sorority sisters.  We go way back.  I was reaching out to TK, aka Korean […]

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Build a Door

  “When one door opens, another one closes.  If God closes a door, He opens a window.  I’m praying for an open door.” No doubt you’ve heard those phrases or even uttered them yourself.  I really think doors sometimes close on us and God wants us to kick them open.  Or maybe it is like […]

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Chasing Squirrels

This squirrel was scouting the dining area this past summer when we were on vacation…in the same city we live in.  Okay, it was a staycation but I always think that sounds like we just stayed at our house so I thought I would spice it up by leaving it vague…SO SUE ME!!!  Back to […]

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It’s about time

About five or six months ago I stopped writing in my spare time.  I had convinced myself that what I was writing didn’t matter and that I didn’t have enough time to do it.  The truth is that I had listened to and believed a few lies about myself that weren’t true.  “Your voice doesn’t […]

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