Putting it all together

You know what, I’ve never like puzzles.  I don’t really know why either.  I don’t know if it was the fact of how much time and cranial energy went into their assembly or the fact that whatever surface I was assembling it on needed to be used for its intended purpose –...

“Are You Dying to Live?”

It’s not that long ago that the above title caught my attention. I was working on my sermon research and this question, in particular, sparked my interest. You guys, I’m dying for the weekend to get here. I’m dying for spring to finally arrive. I’m dying to fly to...

Desensitized

In high school I took a class as a freshman called economics – or something of the like.  One word that stuck from Mr. Dawgert and his thick Queens accent was desensitized.  If I didn’t learn anything else from that class other than that word, he taught me...

Faith and Doubts

Our faith is challenged when we don’t get what we ask for. This happens often enough? We seem to develop some trust issues. Not even pastors are immune. – Prayer is one of the most complicated topics out there, something that has been discussed for centuries and...

Glimpses of God’s Presence

Just a few hours ago, as I was warming up some leftovers from yesterday and having a bite to eat, I stumbled on some pictures on Facebook. They were pictures of a community meal called Soup’s On! A set of Soup’s On! pictures shows up on Facebook on a monthly basis....