Defy Gravity

YOU MUST NOT ENABLE PEOPLE TO DISABLE YOU Social media is a marketplace of diversity & variety.  It is a cacophony of emotions, opinions, impulses, and useful/insightful/trivial/rich information. I love it…and I’m betting you do, too! But as you wade into it, or interact with it, remember this: Don’t allow anyone’s words to thoughtlessly bully or… Continue Reading


Unforgettable

Good friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. Jeff Gromis was a good friend.  To many of us in this room, he was an invaluable friend.  Over the years, I came to know and appreciate Jeff as a man of upstanding moral virtue, as an enduring source of supportive strength… Continue Reading


Another birthday…Another day?

Yesterday was my 35th birthday.  I love birthdays.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t love the fact that they represent another year of my life has been completed.  But I relish the opportunity that a birthday provides for reflection, remembrance, and review. I decided to take a hike with my 3 year old son, Liam,… Continue Reading


The Convenient Witness

Romans 12:1-3 “… offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship” (Romans 12:1 NIV). Convenience. Sacrifice. Convenience feeds the flesh. Sacrifice feeds transformation. Convenience is self-love. Sacrifice is love of something greater than self. Decisions of convenience and sacrifice are observable, tangible witnesses to whether one… Continue Reading


I Bowed on My Knees and Cried Holy

In all the years that I have sung, professional and unprofessional, in and out of church, there has never been another song that I’ve been asked to sing as often as, “I Bowed on My Knees and Cried Holy”. This particular video of my performance is from a day of celebration and commemoration for an… Continue Reading


Begin with the end in mind…

Stephen Covey wrote the words, “Begin with the end in mind.” I remember very little of anything that he wrote before or after that statement. But those specific words, “Begin with the end in mind”, have remained with me since the day that I read them. When I read these words, there was an instant… Continue Reading