We Do

Usually, when I hear the phrase “gay agenda”, it makes my skin crawl.  Not because I have a problem with gay people; actually, just the opposite. I have a problem with the people who are always droning on about “the gays” and their “agenda”.  Yesterday, though, was different.  On his Facebook page, Chad Holtz posted a link […]


I know a pastor who talks about comfort zones…, a lot.  Maybe not in every sermon, but the subject does come up on a frequent basis; her point being that we need to get outside our comfort zones in order to grow.  I agree, but it’s my belief that comfort zones are incompatible with the practice of real […]

A Reminder

About a month ago, after doing a little spring cleaning, my daughter and I made a trip to the local used bookstore.  I had a box of books and CD’s that were collecting dust and trading them in on something new (well, new to me) seemed like an excellent idea.  I love places like thrift stores, consignment shops […]

UnChristian PtII

Last night, at 11:08, Troy Davis breathed his last, courtesy of the State of Georgia.  Davis was convicted of the 1989 murder of off-duty police officer Mark McPhail.  I’m not going to talk about Davis’ guilt or innocence, except to say that his guilt is far from certain.   In fact, I’m not going to say much […]

An Open Letter to The United Methodist Church

Actually, this should be addressed to the Big “C” (universal) Church because the things I’m going to talk about occur in churches all over the country.  The UMC is just where I’ve encountered them on a personal level.  For the last 6-7 years, I’ve been a volunteer youth leader.  Recently, due to circumstances not entirely out of my control, I’ve stepped […]

Wings on a Pig

The other day, Jay Bakker posted a link on his Facebook page to an article from LGBTQNation called How is being gay like gluing wings on a pig?  In the first paragraph, the author, John Shore, passes on an email he received that likened gay people to serial adulterers, alcoholics and other people who engage in behavior that damages others.  […]

I Am A Snob

I have yet another confession to make: I’m a coffee snob. Yes, I’m one of those people who consider drinking Maxwell House beneath them. Okay, maybe it’s not beneath me,  but it is really bad coffee. I don’t have to drink the most expensive coffee in the world, which is Kopi Luwak (I don’t care how […]