Am I Safe To Tell You My Story?

Every person on this planet deals with struggles and has a story. We’ve all experienced so many things that make us who we are—and, some of those things are not necessarily something we’re proud of. Let’s be real.  We’ve all been hurt by loved ones.  We’ve experienced heartbreak and loss.  We’ve been abandoned and shut […]

Hurricanes, Blue Jeans, & Black Widow Spiders

I remember seeing the Spider-Man curtains still barely hanging from the window in his little room.  Black mold had already started taken over the tiny apartment, and the piled debris in the yard was worse than I had imagined it would be. All of it was more than my heart could handle. When I opened […]

Friendship | The Real Kind

Before I was out of high school, my family and I had already moved 16 times. Say what?!?!? Born in Illinois.  Raised in Alabama.  Worked alongside my parents in ministry in Florida.  Started High School in Ohio.  Went to college in Texas.  And now, here I am living in the deserts of New Mexico.  Not […]

A Prayer For The Unworthy

Already 7 days into the New Year—gosh, where is time going?? I took some time over the last week to truly think and reminisce over 2017 and to consider this new season—new year.  It was not an easy year.  Perhaps one of the most difficult.  In fact, just several months before moving to New Mexico, […]

Spiritual Warfare Part I | When Death Visited Me

Ever since I was a little boy, I have been able to see things in the spirit realm that were both angelic and demonic—things invisible to others. Some know a few of my stories, but most know very little about all of my experiences.  I don’t take these visitations lightly. I am not a superstitious […]

Mat Carriers

It’s so hot under this scratchy hay.  Oh. my. goodness! And this wood in my back…OUCH! Pleeeeeeease don’t drop me.  That’s all I ask. (Like they can really hear me).  I mean, I’m already in pain— but, I–I—–I really don’t want to fall. Gosh, this wood in my back. I wonder how much further we’ve […]

I Hate Christmas

“Mary, do you know how much I love you?” “You’re sweet, Joseph.  I love you, too.  I couldn’t do this without you.  How much further to Bethlehem?” “I am sorry I couldn’t make the journey more comfortable for you, Mary.  We are approaching Jerusalem now.” “Oh Joseph.  You have done more than enough.  This wouldn’t […]

When Worship Music Is Dangerous

I love music.  Almost more than anything else in the world. There is something about a good worship service that refreshes me.  It is a place where I am able to get lost in thought and tune out all other distractions.  It’s a beautiful time of healing and adoration of the One I love. I […]

Into The Tundra

2017 was not my best year…to say the least. No matter how hard I try to erase some of it away—it’s not chalk.  What happened, happened.  What is, is.  The past is the past. We either learn from it by taking the broken pieces, stacking them atop one another, and standing upon them to reach […]

Mirages

Living in New Mexico I see many, many things. The wild antelope crossing at sunset with not a worry in the world; wild horses galloping toward faraway mountains and unknown silhouettes; dust storms and early morning fogs kissing the lowly hills; ristras hanging from small, wooden shacks, and green chiles warming in the afternoon sun. […]