For My Kids on Fathers Day

For fathers day this year I want to celebrate that I am a father who loves you immensely, protects you fiercely and guides you with an open hand. Through the good and through the bad, through the mistakes and the good calls, through thick and thin, that is the dad I am and can only hope will impact you to be who you are meant to be.

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A Sheep, a Coin, and Child

Well, this post isn’t about crying. Sorry. It’s about allowing our heart/soul/mind (whatever you want to call your inner place) to be touched in unexpected ways and letting that moment speak to you and do its thing.

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I do, I do not, I do, I do not, I do

Bottom line is that I guess I still do believe in God. Not in a ‘I’m certain of it’ kind of way but my soul still longs for it to be true (you know, like a thirsty deer kinda thing). I still do believe in the good news of grace, forgiveness and the renewal of all things. Not in a 4 spiritual laws, you’re in or you’re out kind of way but in a simple “ya, somethings off in our humanity and as amazing as our increasing scientific knowledge might be, it doesn’t answer everything” kind of way. I don’t have the headspace to complicate it more than that.

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Walking Away might not be forever

Deconstruction and Ex-vangelical have been buzzwords and hashtags for a while now. With reason. Believe me I understand. I, too, walked away. I think it was necessary. However, I would venture to say that we are on the verge of seeing a new trend begin. Perhaps it will be called #reconstruct or #rechristian or maybe #reconstructmychristianity. Many from both sides won’t like this but I think it is coming.

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It’s Ok to Walk Away

It’s ok to walk away but walking away is difficult and there is not a one size fits all approach. Each one of us needs to be given the time and space we need to figure things out regardless of where we come out on the other end.

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