It’s Not All Doom And Gloom

Let say this right up front: last night was not a good night for Americans with a progressive bent. Hell, it wasn’t even a good one for moderates, considering that moderate Republicans are pretty thin on the ground these days. But, are things really as bad as some of the progressive blogs and websites are saying? […]

Is God Going to Burn it All Up?

At the latest Catalyst conference, Mark Driscoll said “I know who made the environment and he’s coming back and going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV.” This is the perfect lead in to talk about environmental stewardship. Regardless of what Brother Mark and his compatriots might say, we are given the […]

It’s Finally Here!!!

Election Day, that is and thank God for that. This election cycle has been contentious, nasty, filled with lies and half-truths and interminably long. But, it’s also an extremely important one. The two major candidates have extremely different views about how things should be run and whichever of them wins, those views will have a […]

A New Series: How Jesus Changed the World

A while back, I read an article on Huffington Post titled “Six Surprising Ways Jesus Changed the World” by John Ortberg. Brother Ortberg covered all this ground in one article. I, however, never miss a chance to milk a subject for all it’s worth. So, for the next six days, I’m going to write about these […]

I Hope…

After spending over twenty years on the streets of Raleigh, NC as a firefighter, I know a little about the  homeless and poor population of our fair city. There are addicts, alcoholics, the abused and the used. And, many of them have one thing in common: no hope. You can see in their eyes if you […]

Odds and Ends

Today, I thought I’d take a few minutes to update you guys on my medical travails and then address something I’m not sure I could make a whole post out of. First, the medical crap. For those not in the know, about 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. The surgery and follow-up treatment […]

This is a Luxury?

In the last 5 years, I’ve experienced much that our health-care system has to offer and, I can tell, it’s not good. It’s expensive, it’s unresponsive (at times) and it’s rigged against you  unless you have excellent insurance and plenty of money. Fortunately, I’ve had good insurance (standard health care and supplemental), so the cost […]

A Good Day

It’s a very good day. I’m sitting on the porch, looking out at the beach on a beautiful day. I’m surrounded by people I care love and care about. I feel as good as I’ve felt in a good while and yesterday, surprisingly, the Supreme Court made what I think is pretty good ruling on […]