Experiments in Honesty – Book Review

I read Steve Daugherty’s Experiments in Honesty as my first blogger review book in a long time. What a great choice to get back on that horse with! Full disclosure: I received a free copy of the book based on my promise to blog a review of it. The content of the review is entirelyContinue reading “Experiments in Honesty – Book Review”

Is God like this?

When I climb the stairs in our house to check on our kids, I usually don’t announce myself. It’s not that i want to catch them doing something they shouldn’t be doing. I would just as soon catch them doing something they should be doing. In fact, I would prefer the latter. But I stillContinue reading “Is God like this?”

Thoughts and Prayers

Over the years, I have gotten to the place where I don’t blog in a reactionary way as I once did. But the school shooting in Florida last week has gotten me thinking. Ok, that’s not exactly right. The Parkland High school shooting has gotten me praying and thinking – trying to find something to doContinue reading “Thoughts and Prayers”

Am I Addicted?

I just finished my first read of Adam Alter’s Irresistible. I clarified “my first read” because I am going to start it again today. I social media-ed that “I can’t put it down,” partly for the irony, partly because I really enjoyed the read. We are, most of us, addicted to technology that didn’t existContinue reading “Am I Addicted?”

Loving Las Vegas

I’ve never been to Vegas, but after the mass shooting there last night, they’ve been on my mind and heart this morning. Enough that I posted this to Facebook this morning: Praying for #LasVegas, and for a country that can seemingly agree on nothing except that we should pray. Maybe that’s the best place toContinue reading “Loving Las Vegas”

2017 version of Community Bathrooms

In 1982, I made a conscious decision to move away from a dorm with semi-private bathrooms to a dorm with community bathrooms on each floor. And I never looked back.  Ok; the bathroom set up wasn’t the reason I chose the other dorm (It helped they had installed air-conditioning over the summer). Community was differentContinue reading “2017 version of Community Bathrooms”

Does God agree with you? with me?

In the face of all the many disagreements, and further, in the face of what seems to be a lack of ability to communicate in civil and well-intentioned ways, I thought this morning of these words from Isaiah 55:8-9 My plans aren’t your plans,     nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.Continue reading “Does God agree with you? with me?”

#UMCGC and moving on to perfection

Do you expect to be made perfect in love in this life? For at least the last 25 years, I have answered this question, “Yes, by the grace of God.” The other seven members of my ordination class in the Texas Annual Conference in 1991 answered the same. As far as I know, every ordainedContinue reading “#UMCGC and moving on to perfection”

STOP looking at Jesus!

This picture did it. Threw me across the line I’ve been toeing for several days, if not weeks. Seems pretty harmless, right? Maybe even encouraging? Even if you realize, as I did the moment I saw it, that this is a picture of Barry Gibb, one of the Bee Gees. Today we celebrate the Ascension.  TheContinue reading “STOP looking at Jesus!”