My TWO Fathers

My parents divorced when I was a child.  Divorce is a bitter pill to swallow for the children involved.  No matter the circumstances.  No matter whose to blame, most parents agree the children are innocent bystanders, the collateral damage of a broken relationship.  Somehow I managed to escape any catastrophic…

Running with Kaylee

This has been a monumental month for me to say the least! My oldest daughter (Kaylee) graduated from high school.  My youngest daughter completed Kindergarten.  I finished my Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University and my first book is published by David C Cook.  As June 1 has arrived, indeed…

PLEASE LIKE ME!

Social (ME)dia is “All about that LIKE”!  People post status updates and photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter returning often to see how many people “liked” or commented on the post.  Especially for teenagers, in a “peer pressured” world, the desire to be “liked” is highlighted all the more.  Social…

Just Show Up!

How important is it to "just show up"???  I remember it like it was yesterday.  Three years of formal seminary training and the countless hours reading and researching about how to be a pastor could not have better prepared me for pastoral ministry than what I learned that day.  It…

Taste the Wine!

The Las Vegas Strip vs. Red Rock Canyon My family recently took an overdue vacation.  Okay, in an effort to be completely transparent, the trip was prompted by Florida State playing in the BCS National Championship Game!  However, we planned several family outings as we made our way to the…