Things I learned outside church

This is a major story for me and many of my longtime friends would want to know when on earth have I ever been outside the church. It’s true. Most of my almost 67 years have been spent in a delicate relationship with some organized church. It’s the way I was brought up. It was …


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The Same Song

Every Sunday the same song. No, really. Every Sunday. Every time there was an opportunity for what Black Baptists call “devotions,” the opening during which everyone could participate with a hymn or a prayer, a scripture or a testimony. I noticed that most people chose the same type each time. And within that choice, it … Continue reading The Same Song

Loving you long

I wonder sometimes what my life would be like if I’d never met you And then I realize that I can’t possibly know, can’t even imagine Cause there haven’t been many days that I haven’t seen your face Cause there haven’t been many times when I haven’t heard your voice Sensed your smell. Perceived your … Continue reading Loving you long

God’s love

It’s no ordinary love. It’s not like any other love we’ve ever experienced. It’s a love that’s determined to love us for no reason other than that God chooses to love us. It’s a love we can’t diminish or increase because it’s not circumstantial. It’s a love that is targeted toward but rises up within … Continue reading God’s love

Bacon and eggs

One of my favorite characterizations of God comes from The Shack by William P. Young. It’s a novel with a provocative story that evoked criticism from varied arenas upon its debut in 2007. I love it. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard it would be made into a movie. My favorite scene … Continue reading Bacon and eggs