Weeping as a Spiritual Discipline

6.16.2020 Morning Meditation Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, all at the entrances of their tents…For they come weeping to me…I am not able to carry all this people alone, for they are too heavy for me. If this is the way you are going to treat me, put me to death at…

Revelation Update #2

  I have this painting in my office.  It’s called a pantocrator and it depicts Jesus as righteous and just (holding the book of the Law), as well as offering a sign of peace (a sign of faithfulness and mercy).   Jesus as a Just and loving Emperor. Jesus as a peacemaker and faithful Emperor….

Revelation Update #1

Revelation Update #1 Any Star Wars fans on the team?! 🙂 I tripped out when they came out with episodes 1-3, mostly because I couldn’t conceive the back stories they were going to tell. It didn’t make any sense to me so I rely on my son’s, Christopher and David, to relay the stories to me….

Urbana18: Nothing new in Revelation

[NOTE:  This year, I have the opportunity to play drums for the Urbana conference and be the band chaplain.  From their site: Urbana is a catalytic event bringing together a diverse mix of college and graduate students, faculty, recent graduates, pastors, church and ministry leaders, missions organizations and schools. I’m posting thoughts/reflections on being musicians,…

Musician Confession

“When I am weak, he is strong”.  1 Cor. 12 Musicians can struggle so much with identity and self-worth.  Imagine putting yourself out there for everyone to hear/see/experience YOU.  Your talent is your heart on display for all to see…and critique.   It’s better to confess up front that there are parts of me that…