Long Term

Next month will mark the eighteenth anniversary of my first Sunday at Central Baptist. Looking back over the years I’ve been here I can see how much has changed. I’m not the same person I was back in 2003, and neither is this church. In a lot of ways Central and I have grown together–pushing…

Random Thoughts #68

On Wednesdays I invite you, the reader, to wonder how I manage to function. These are random thoughts.

A Pandemic Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. As Lent is a season which encourages introspection, it’s usually my favorite journey in the Christian year. I enjoy reflection, and the spiritual disciplines I’ve explored during this season have had a pronounced influence on my Spiritual Journey. I have to say, thinking about Lent this year…

Trends

This morning a FB group I’m part of had an article shared on it that, being GenX, I was prepared to read this and roll my eyes ⁠1. It was “Seven Trends To Watch in 2021.” There are portions of the post with which I disagree, but I also understand the reasoning behind why they…

Dead Ends

Christian Nationalism is a dead end which results only in destruction.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone. Thanks for taking the Painfully Hopeful journey with me.