“…that man who lost his son…”

Unbelievable. I spoke three separate times on Wed., Jan. 21st, to regional high school students on the topic of clinical/chronic depression. In each session, I made the following comment: "Having a son of my own who died as a result of clinical depression...., I must tell you, honestly, I did not want to do this. … Continue reading “…that man who lost his son…”

Moving at the Speed of Grief

"Weeping may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning."  (Psalm 30:6) The familiar Kubler-Ross Five Stages of Grief are intended to be a model, not a rule.  Grief is messy, violent, complicated and discombobulating. People are unique.  The circumstances surrounding a person's grief is unique.  So, it should be no surprise that … Continue reading Moving at the Speed of Grief

A Literal Picture of Amazing Grace: How I Forgave My Dad

The date was November 22, 1998, just south of Stamford, TX. After going for 10 years without having heard from my dad or knowing where he was, the Lord brought us together at my granddad's (his dad's) funeral where I had the opportunity to tell him something very important: I'd forgiven him. Next only to … Continue reading A Literal Picture of Amazing Grace: How I Forgave My Dad


My son, Jordan, played the drums like a man possessed.... ....possessed by the Holy Spirit. Below are two pics. The second pic is of the members of his rock band: Alexander Gates, Johnny Olvera, and Cory Morrow. They rehearsed in our basement. I swear on everything holy.....the floor vibrated underneath our feet - and Michelle … Continue reading Blood