Writing Two Months into 2018

New Year's Resolutions are something I've tried not to get worked up over because any day is a good day to start or stop something. This year, though, I wanted to try something with writing. Continue reading

End of a Chapter

After twelve years of working at Christ Community Church, my time as an employee will come to an end. I leave with incredible gratitude and love for the people that make up CCC. It’s been an honor and joy to serve as a pastor here. Continue reading...

Hurt (adj) People Hurt (verb) People

Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” -Luke 7:47 (NIV) Jackson Aiden Mason I was upset. I had been hurt by someone, and I felt aggrieved. The matter was not going to be rectified, and this upset me more. Sophia … Continue reading Hurt (adj) People Hurt (verb) People

Election Aftermath with Facebook

When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the … Continue reading Election Aftermath with Facebook

I’m No Longer Prediabetic

I like food. I like enjoying food with friends. This has been the case for most of my life. Granted, the food I enjoyed eating was not always the best for me. Growing up, I didn't always eat well. Lots of microwaveable foods. That's not to lay blame on my parents. There is a lot … Continue reading I’m No Longer Prediabetic

Where I’m at with Online Church

600. The average online attendance is nearly 600 this year. This is almost a 20% growth over the previous year. At most, I know 5% of the audience by name on any given Sunday. Since I started the Online Campus, I've tried to reconcile church in an online format. When the Online Campus started, we (CCC leadership and myself) … Continue reading Where I’m at with Online Church

From a Piece of Broken Pottery to Feeding 600+ Students

The world is not going to get better unless we make ourselves available for tough assignments. Continue reading...

Dusting Off The Blog

Have you seen About Schmidt? It stars Jack Nicholson as Warren Schmidt. Schmidt has just retired from his job and becomes aware of the seeming insignificance of his life. He starts supporting an orphan overseas, Ndugu, and writes letters to him. When writing the first letter to Ndugu he is often sidetracked because something triggers … Continue reading Dusting Off The Blog

One Day

One of the few books I read from high school that still appeals to me is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. As I began writing this post, One Day... came to mind and I decided to write about the entirety of the day. It's a slow build till the impetus … Continue reading One Day


Just had a proverbial bomb dropped on my world. — Robert Murphy (@RamHatter) March 5, 2013 Resolution. Relief. More on the way. Until then, time to clean up and consolidate the blogs.