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the STORY of a SCAR
I have an ugly scar, but I have made the commitment not to hide it because of how Jesus decided to use His scars. You see, Jesus bears His scars too—even to the point of honoring the apostle Thomas’ disbelieving response in His resurrection from the dead. Jesus did so by exposing His gaping wounds as proof of what He did and...
the COST of PRIDE
A Famous proverb states, “Pride comes before a fall.” You can be certain that every fall leaves you on the ground with a decision to make from that downward position. If you need a picture on pride to teach a lesson, use my failure and the ripple effect of pain it caused. My fall landed me in prison, but that...
Forget or For God?
I do not desire to forget, I desire for God. Had I not gone through tragedy, by my own doing, I would not be where I am today: broken but open. I would take back only one thing from my past, and that is the life that was taken due to my irresponsible decision to drink and drive—all else would remain. But sadly, even a life lost has been....
the UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM
[Written from prison in 2012, but recently speaking about the upside-down-ness of the world got me thinking about this past blog and how it is only the love of God that can turn an upside down world right-side-up.]

The Upside Down Kingdom of prison--where the hierarchy is an anarchy. It’s supposed to be under the law, but its decree is outlaw. Without law. The violent don’t even have to take it by force, it’s given by course. What was done outside the gates is what grants you access to the throne. Preceding acts of murder make one royalty and the lives taken are referred to as bodies. Crowns. The most ruthless citizens come into this Upside Down Kingdom by way of carnage and destruction; and by their...
FREEDOM from DOING
I was a prisoner most of my young life. Confined to other's approval. In bondage to performance and accomplishment. And when I did not get the approval or perform according to accomplishment, the chains of 'doing' squeezed out the liberty of 'being.' And whether you do or don't, you're imprisoned by the....
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