Now is the time for looking back and taking stock of those 525,600 minutes that have almost elapsed to form another year gone by. That year is 2008. At the end of 2007 and early into 2008, I made a pledge to approach 2008 in a different way. I penned the following in my journal: … More 2008: The Crucible Year
The studios have cooked up many movies that have piqued my interest: Marley & Me, Doubt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Tale of Desperaux, to name a few. This past weekend was my veg on the couch recover from migraine time. I was able to fit in four movies between migraine pain, … More Three Christmas Vacation Sees
Leaders in the LGBT community are incensed by President-Elect Barack Obama’s (PEBO) choice of Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lakeside, CA, to deliver the invocation at the 56th presidential inauguration on January 20. Warren is a strong evangelical voice and the author of the popular book and brand, The Purpose Driven Life. … More PEBO Fails to Please All of the People All of the Time
We have high expectations for President-Elect Barack Obama during the next four and hopefully eight years. There are others who want this administration to crash and burn. I am challenging myself and all Americans to actively engage in our communities and governments so that we might become a participatory democracy. Our visit to the ballot … More Renewing America’s Democracy
We are leaving our church. We attend a predominately white United Methodist Church in our community. The fellowship is very active with 3 Sunday services, active ministries for children and youth, and a whole host of other thriving ministries. We’ve been attending for over 2 years, having been members for over a year. We knew … More Without Fellowship
I was introduced to this amazing website that renders the human footprint artistically. It got me to thinking about some thoughts I had about trash after taking my daughter to see Wall-E this past summer. Take a look at the website and read what I wrote below back in July: ______ I heard so many … More What to do with all the trash?
For some time now, I have been betwixt and between, desiring to abandon my current course for a new direction. The hunger for a new life mission and vision burned within me so keenly that I wanted and needed to make a change. With the support and encouragement of family and friends, I have resigned … More Leap of Faith, Check!