“Thanks but No Thanks”

   I like cook outs. This 4th of July we will celebrate our independence with a barbeque at the beach. Holidays are awesome. It gives us a reason to eat, a lot, and get away with it. But before we eat we pray in acknowledgement and appreciation to God for all He did, is doing, [...]

Read More » | June 26, 2013 | Category: Blog, Ministry | Comments: none

“Beware of Snakes”

The other day my son and I were “shooting hoops” outside on our driveway. I did 3 front flips, (like a ninja) bounced off my car, did a back flip with my tongue sticking out like Jordan, slammed dunked the basketball, and shattered the glass backboard like if I was Shaquille O’Neal. Ok, maybe I’m [...]

Read More » | February 24, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 13

“Back 2 the Future”

 ”The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.” (Alice Morse Earle)           It’s the New Year! Most of us have vowed to start exercising more. (Don’t look at me!) A lot [...]

Read More » | January 2, 2013 | Category: Blog, Ministry | Comments: none

“Mary’s CHRISTmas to all”

My son and I recently went to a Shaquille O’Neal book signing. The book store was packed; lines everywhere. (Reminds me of my stretch marks! Ha!) As he stepped inside the store from his limo, someone screamed out, “There he is!” and the crowd went wild. I thought of when John the Baptist saw Jesus and [...]

Read More » | December 21, 2012 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

“Just Jesus!”

The other day I ran into one of my favorite Christian authors in the airport. I wish I could say it was an awesome experience. It wasn’t. I got ghetto for a minute and screamed his name out loud, just to make sure it was him. He turned around. I got nervous(like the time I [...]

Read More » | November 8, 2012 | Category: Blog | Comments: 3

“And, In This Corner…”

Ding…Ding…Ding! I can imagine the ring announcer introducing the two combatants like this the day it all went down: “In this corner weighing 560 pounds…(No, not me!)…with a record of 460 wins and zero losses…the phenom of the Philistines…the super heavyweight champion of Gath…ladies and gentlemen…The undisputed, undefeated Go-li-ath!!!…and in this corner…it’s…it’s…it’s… just… David?” Yup. [...]

Read More » | October 9, 2012 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

“Samson Syndrome”

They danced the night away with no care in the world. Both men and women alike; getting drunk and getting high at a party. The slogan imprinted on the DJ’s shirt described the evening perfectly: Y.O.L.O (You only live once). Then, all of a sudden the DJ stopped spinning his records when he heard someone [...]

Read More » | August 17, 2012 | Category: Blog | Comments: 3

“Free Indeed”

“Dead man walking!” one of the prison guards shouted as they escorted the death row inmate to a small dark room with glass mirrors. At one point he stopped walking, making them drag him by the tippy-toe of his orange slippers like the muffler of my dad’s old beat up station wagon. The two cops [...]

Read More » | June 20, 2012 | Category: Blog | Comments: 3