February 12, 2015

As we honor and celebrate the heroism and goodness of Abraham Lincoln today on the occasion of his birthday,, what a fitting joy and privilege to highlight the great work of a group that is still in the trenches working against slavery in the U.S.:  Operation Underground Railroad, also known as O.U.R.  This group rocks, and it is worth your time to check it out. During his time in office, Lincoln came to understand the horrors of slavery and how a people who celebrate freedom cannot at the same time allow fellow citizens to live in captivity and to wallow in spiritual,...

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VIDEO: Come Thou Fount

February 11, 2015

I couldn't have had less idea what I was doing if someone had told me to restructure the engine of a diesel-fueled 18-wheeler while reading the instructions in Mandarin:  I was shooting a music video.  Me.  For one of the tracks from my first CD. The afternoon sun was hot and bright and made for a stunning backdrop over White Rock Lake in southeast Dallas.  It's where my uber-talented friend and videographer Chris Wiegand said we should shoot videos for two or three tracks before the sun went down. I remember having absolutely ZERO idea what I should wear or how I was...

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Fill the Bucket: TRUE love

February 8, 2015

I've looked and looked and looked again.  I've looked in 66 different books from one Source and then in a dozen or so other books, and I can't find it.  I've looked at the patterns and habits and communication in countless different couples I admire, and I can't find it anywhere. I simply can't find any evidence that a relationship that is based on what is glorified and glamorized in 50 Shades of Grey is the kind of relationship that stands the test of time. The kind of relationship where one person puts the other first so that you're both first but neither one...

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