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My New Blogging Home!

September 22, 2014


My dear, dear readers: Thank you so much for your support these past few years.  I feel like each of you has journeyed with me through some of the formative years and experiences of my life, and for that I am deeply thankful.  Quite frankly, this blog would have been nothing without each and every […]

A New Season, Same God

May 16, 2014


Okay, I know, I know – it’s been a long time since I last posted.  But instead of giving my usual litany of tired old excuses (my kids, writer’s block, my house got broken into, etc.), this time, I have a very good reason for not being able to post: Since I ended my time […]

The End of Many Chapters

February 28, 2014


I have so much to announce that it’s hard to know where to begin!  But given that I will be talking mostly about endings, perhaps I should just start at the beginning: First, after serving as Interim Pastor of Peace Fellowship Church for almost two years, my time with that community has finally come to […]

Why Fundraising is the Worst…and the Best

December 3, 2013


Thank you to everyone who donated to our health insurance this year!  Here’s an update on where things stand now: Unfortunately, we haven’t raised enough to afford the same health insurance plan that I had with my denomination for the past four years.  This was initially something of a disappointment.  But the good news is […]

Why I’m Not Blogging, Part 2

November 22, 2013


Some of you might remember a post I wrote almost exactly one year ago, where I shared that I was having a hard time blogging because I had been rejected by a few dozen publishers.  Those rejections were not limited to publishers either, as an even greater number of agents had also turned me away, […]

Why Fathers Wear Shorts with Socks and Sandals

June 13, 2013


I was riding my scooter down K street in Washington D.C., when I caught a glimpse of myself in the enormous glass doors of what passes for skyscrapers in this city.  I did not like what I saw: Gray socks pulled up past my ankles. Leather slip on shoes. And plaid cargo shorts. I hadn’t […]

Patterns and Depression, Ebenezers and the Cross

June 10, 2013


I’ve been pondering an idea that came to mind over this past week, that so much of modern life is geared around taking little bits of information and forging a larger idea or principle from it.  Think about the myriad ways in which we do this.  The legal profession uses this principle liberally, taking small […]