By Posted in - general & music & writing on June 5th, 2013 7 Comments

you guys are such troopers. each week, you have diligently read on and on (while i droned on and on) in these long dramatic posts. so this week, let’s keep it short and sweet and …

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By Posted in - general & talks & writing on May 28th, 2013 10 Comments

I learned to be afraid when I was 4 years old.

It was a culmination of things, really – that happened that year. My father was drinking and using more heavily than ever, and despite my mother’s …

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By Posted in - general & music on May 21st, 2013 17 Comments

I have a jukebox that plays in my head. Like constantly. I know this sounds like a lot of fun, but really this is an affliction of sorts.

Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it can come in …

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By Posted in - general & music & writing on May 14th, 2013 9 Comments

And it’s hard to explain how I feel
It won’t go in words but I know that it’s real
I can be moving or I can be still
But still is still movin’ to me
Willie Nelson

 This house makes …

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coal (3)

By Posted in - general & music & writing on May 10th, 2013 1 Comments

coal, part 3

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… Now let me qualify this. I did not sing a glorious song of praise to the King of Creation in a pitch perfect …

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coal (2)

By Posted in - general & music & writing on May 6th, 2013 0 Comments

coal, part 2

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…So I began to pour myself out to God in prayer. I went systematically down that list and I began to give each of those failures to God. …

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coal (1)

By Posted in - general & music & writing on May 3rd, 2013 4 Comments

coal, part 1

I would still consider myself a “baby-Christian.” I have not been doing this Jesus thing all that long. I am struggling still with some of the qualities that go with Christianity; things like patience, …

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now what?

By Posted in - general on April 22nd, 2013 4 Comments

Last Saturday afternoon, as I drove to Dallas after what I refer to as The Jesus Gypsy “launch party,” I felt a sense of complete and utter relief.  It felt wonderful to know that after …

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By Posted in - general & writing on April 13th, 2013 20 Comments


For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to lose myself in music, books, and stories. I love the freedom that the written and spoken word gives us- …

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