Category: church

You’re Worth It

At my church we’re between ministers. Our previous minister moved back east last month, and our new one won’t arrive until August. To fill in the gaps, some of our congregants have been standing in. Below is a sermon I conducted on Sunday, July 24th, 2016. It was a twenty minute sermon, so it’s longer […]

You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

Wow what a difference a few years makes.  When I started this blog in 2008 I was a mess.  During that time I could not talk in a complete sentence.  I would start a sentence and midway through I would draw a blank and have no idea what I was going to say.  I would freeze for a […]

Impending Doom

I worry. I fret, I fear, I agonize, I stress, and I get anxious. For the last several days, however, I’ve been dealing with something I’ve never felt before – impending doom. I don’t know where’s it’s coming from. I don’t know why I’m feeling it. But it’s there, looming over me ready to strike. […]

Why I’m a UU

Since the shooting at the Unitarian church in Knoxville on Sunday that killed 2 and injured others, I’ve been pondering why I’m a Unitarian Universalist. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be preachy, and I’m not trying to convert anyone. If we were a preachy bunch we’d have grown a lot larger in the 500 […]


Take A 290 pound man A campground with lots of steps, and rough up and down pathways. Drive from to sea level to 6800 feet (2072m) in less than 3 hours What do you get? A man who is breathless. This is the third year I’ve gone on this church retreat. The first year I […]

How Was Bradley Part III

I started this 3 part series it was because I was reminiscing how far I’d come in the past couple of years. Everything in parts 1 and 2 were leads to this post, which is most of what I was pondering the other day. Before losing my job I began having seizures and the vertigo. […]

I Feel Great..Zzzzzzzzz

Like anyone in life, somedays I seem like a complete genius and other days I seem like a complete idiot. Since I’ve been running on three hours of sleep I’m sure you can imagine what I’m looking like these days. I’m happy to say I did not wake up this morning at 3am, but the […]

I’m a He/She and I’m Proud of it

Saturday I was walking to the mailbox when I overheard a woman telling a story to her daughter. I’ll paraphrase the conversation: Mother: …so she said she was going to take her wife to Catalina for the weekend. Daughter: That’s really nice of her. Mother: (giggling) Did you not hear me? I said she is […]

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