A World Of Suffering

Having worked in the field of counseling for over 15 years now, I have heard and seen some very heartbreaking things. As a follower of Jesus, seeing  the pain, suffering, poverty, abuse, ravages of disease and addiction woven into the lives of so many of those I work with inflicts much grieve upon my soul. … More A World Of Suffering

Dying To Live

As the Church around the world remembers the death of Jesus, I am reminded that it is not just a physical death that happened thousands of years ago but a symbolic picture, I think, that God gives me (and you) about what it takes to experience “new life”. Jesus’ death did not end His ministry … More Dying To Live

Cheap Grace

Cheap grace… took care of our past sins at the cross, is available for people who try harder, is useful for those who give up “besetting sin”, covers church attenders, “venial sinners”, and conservative denominations, generally is not available for: drug users who keep drugging drinkers who keep drinking adulterers that keep adulterating or any … More Cheap Grace

Christ Follower…

So it took less than a day for some Christians to begin to point the finger at the “other”, blaming them for the Boston Marathon bombing. Here is one by “Christ Follower” , “Outspoken Conservative”(like Jesus, I guess), and very proud that she is blocked by several public figures (I can only imagine it has … More Christ Follower…

Hiding

Why do we hide? I find it extremely interesting that the people that seem the most honest with themselves and with others are those who are in, or have been in a drug/recovery program. One of my favorites is author Augusten Burroughs. His story “Running With Scissors” and “Dry” along with all his other memoirs take a … More Hiding