Is it Monday? Is it Thursday? What’s a “Maundy”?

Is it Monday? Is it Thursday? What’s a “Maundy”?

Today is Maundy Thursday. A Thursday I didn’t know existed until college. As I’ve written before, I am late to the game on the Christian calendar. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving? Got it. Everything else? I’m learning. Though not true for all...
Heaven. . . Rick’s In Heaven (Are You?)

Heaven. . . Rick’s In Heaven (Are You?)

ā€œIā€™m in heaven right now and where I need to be.ā€ Content. The longing of every human heart. Being right where you are supposed to be. Knowing, for certain, you are doing what you are made to do. Or, better yet, being who you were made to be. The quote above is from...
Unmasked

Unmasked

As the country slowly begins to open back up, I’ve noticed something about myself. As restrictions are loosening (again, slowly), I am noticing how I am becoming restricted (again). God willing, COVID protocols will slowly drift away. But “proper”...
There: On a Campaign

There: On a Campaign

I want to raise sons who would leave an opportunity of a lifetime to be with their wives when their children are born. My wife and I are really into the NBC series “This is Us.” I mean, we kind of have to be. It’s about the Pearson family. The most...
Law vs. Heart

Law vs. Heart

In a recent conversation with an African American leader in the city of Franklin, he made a statement that gripped me: “The biggest failure of the civil rights movement was that legislation was changed while hearts weren’t.” Whoah. He went on to...