• The Deadline is Near

    I wanted to avoid writing about this. I can’t tell you why I didn’t want to talk about it. Not because it’s a secret, but simply, I don’t know why I didn’t want to write about it. But it’s been consuming my mind more than anything this month. I have sent off my ordination exams… Continue Reading

  • Thanksgiving 2011 – Vomit-Gate

    Let me just give you a fair warning. If you’re eating. Stop reading. If you get queasy easily, stop reading. I hope that, for the most part, your Thanksgiving was much better than mine. It’s not that I had a horrible time, it just could’ve gone without a few incidents. R (the Wife) and I… Continue Reading

  • Take a Moment

    I feel like everyone moves through life way too fast. There are so many things to do. Deadlines to meet. People to beat… No. Deadlines to beat and people to meet… ¬†Errands to run. Meetings to attend. We move, move, move and do, do, do. Even when we take “vacations”, work sometimes follow us. Or… Continue Reading

  • Do You Want To Get Well? (Revisited)

    Around this time last year, I wrote this blog post. It led to a lot of emails and conversations with other UMC clergy throughout the country. Well, turns out God put that in my heart last year to see if I’ll put my money where my mouth is. After months of being in denial and… Continue Reading

  • 31 is the New…

    … 31. 31 is 31. And I remember thinking how old people in their 30’s were. And here I am. Into my 3rd decade. I feel… I don’t know. The same. Yet different. Older and more mature, but still laughing at fart jokes and silly Internet memes. I feel like I have accomplished nothing, but… Continue Reading

  • Things That Happen at Starbucks

    All apologies to my former churches, current church and future churches. I just can’t think at an office setting. I don’t know why. I try. But I sit there and… instead of focusing on what I need to, I focus on other unnecessary stuff. For some reason, I’m a better steward of my, church’s and… Continue Reading

  • Parishioners Say the Darndest Things

    I’m sure everyone has had church members come up to you and say some silly things. Here are a few of mine: “I’m so glad you speak English!” An elderly woman, at the “handshake” line after service: “Can I rub your chest?” My wife’s (who was standing next to me) response: “Only if he can… Continue Reading