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God is Listening

On April 28, 2017 the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church ruled the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto (a married and openly lesbian pastor) violates the clear language of the Book of Discipline (a book outlining the doctrines of … Continue reading

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A Restored Hope

I wish everything in life worked according to plan. I believe God wants you to enjoy life; to experience all the blessings this life has to offer. Sometimes it feels like your life is falling apart.

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Ten Commandments Remix

God spoke these words: Look! I’m your God! I’m the one who set your free from the bonds that enslaved you. Don’t shackle yourself again by returning to your old way of life, placing inanimate objects or ideals in my … Continue reading

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Life

Here is a poem I wrote some time ago. I thought it fitting at this moment; when hope is stretched, and darkness overtakes us. Where is the hope? Children are dying. The Earth trembles and quakes; children are crying. Weeping … Continue reading

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Discarded

I have served on staff in United Methodist Churches since 1996 in children’s ministry, youth ministry, and young adult ministry. More recently I have been serving as a pastor. That is, until I went to my bishop to reveal I … Continue reading

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What if?

I created this video awhile ago. I’m posting it here for you to interact with. What if you really did love God with every part of our being? What if you really did love others the way God wants you … Continue reading

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Lost In the Church

I never really felt like I fit in at church. Even as a pastor I continued to experience a disconnect. Don’t get me wrong. The disconnect I felt wasn’t between God and me, although there have been plenty times I … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror

“When I am alone in my room, I look at myself and I am disgusted.” If that’s how you feel you’re not alone. People all over feel the same way. We look in the mirror every day, and for many … Continue reading

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Captured by the Love of God

Here is an excerpt from the book I’m working on. The book title is Wide Open: a journey of faith through pain, oppression, brokenness and hope.   I have difficulty settling down. I grew up in an active family. It seemed like … Continue reading

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