Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Good morning,

I am here at work preparing to go preach at a local nursing home. I chose to talk about the Garden of Gethsemane. There were 2 reasons for this. 1st, it is a very disturbing passage for me because it truly shows the humanity of Jesus. It is not a Faith Shaker, but a Faith Strengthener for me. His dealing with human emotions and yet still focused on doing the will of the Father is a lesson that I needed this week, and I am hopeful the men and women of the nursing home can use as well.

The 2nd reason I chose the Garden was because I miss my own personal "Garden". I know this will sound strange, but my garden is sitting in a dark theatre (dramatic, not movie) and being alone with God. I have missed the stark-ness of the empty theatre, it is very soothing for me. Maybe next week. We will see.

I better go read my sermon one more time.

See you in His presence...

Friday, March 2, 2007


Today I had what I can only describe as a Nerd moment. I was on my way to Louisville to teach at a creative ministries festival at Southern Seminary, when I passed the Louisville airport I saw something that made me completely lose focus. There, parked on the the tarmac was Air Force One. Now I know, you say, what is the big deal about an airplane? I haven't ever seen it, and I was struck by how big it was. I'm sorry.

Anyway, I am here at the seminary, and it has brought back memories both good and bad. I ran into the one professor that I had here that I respect the most. Dr. Chuck Lawless. I had him for 2 classes and he just struck me as a man of great integrity and knowledge. It was good to see him and he seemed genuinely glad to see me. That was great.

I better go to sleep. I have more classes to teach in the morning.

See you in His Presence...

Thursday, March 1, 2007

3.01.07 @ 3:30am

Good morning,

It's 3:30am and I am wide awake, with a fretful feeling in my heart. This is the third time in the last couple of weeks that this has happened. I don't remember my dreams so I can't tell if this is the after shock of a nightmare or something else. I just know that I can't sleep. This is all part of the feeling scattered that I have been feeling lately, and maybe that is the reason I feel like I do. I don't know, I just know that I want to go back to sleep.

Anyway, I am looking forward to being with a group of creatives this weekend as I go to Louisville for the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Creative Ministry Festival at Southern Seminary. It will be interesting being back on that campus again. It has been several years. For those of you that have not been there, it is a beautiful campus settled on Lexington Rd in Louisville, which is a great looking neighborhood. I will be teaching improv techniques, which is always fun because it will be mostly youth and they are always ready to do something crazy.

I just yawned, and maybe that means that I get to go back to sleep. This has been somewhat therapeutic for me. We will see.

See you in His presence...