The Church Game: A Bear Hug From God

In 1999/2000 I experienced my first major disappointment within my church. There were several disappointments and things I didn’t understand as I was growing up, but this experience as an adult was far more painful that I could imagine and it caught me off guard.  The people I loved the most were not only not helping me in a major crisis but they literally turned their back on me.  I felt like I had just been kicked to the curb and left to die.  Sound dramatic?  It happened and was so bad I had to move out of that town because I had no where to go. Continue reading

Why Should I Write?

I look at other popular blogs and wonder how in the world I could ever compete with them – as if it’s a big competition.  I suppose if we were really honest with ourselves we would have to admit that it is.  Everyone who starts a blog wants to be popular and have lots of fans and make lots of money with advertisers.  But I think mostly we want to know that people like us.  Bottom line: we want to know if we are good enough. Continue reading