Lunchtime Terrorism

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    Getting out of the car is not easy. Our youngest children like to sprint across the parking lot. They have no idea of the danger they are in. They are just ready to eat. When we get inside, the kids run around until I get them seated. I turn on a show. They […]

Is it Safe?


  “Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion”…”Safe?” said Mr Beaver …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” ― C.S. Lewis, […]



  The people of Jerusalem waved their palms madly to celebrate the entry of Jesus into their town. Less than seven days later, Jesus was tortured and executed in the same place. Though Palm Sunday is a time to celebrate, I can never get past the fact that the same palm wavers either participated in […]

Danny Cortez is a Dangerous Man


  Darkness filled the sky and night was upon me. Throughout my drive to the airport, I thought about the death of my grandmother. I was hurting. The last thing I wanted to do was entertain a former Southern Baptist pastor from California. Though I invited Danny Cortez to speak to multiple groups in North […]

The Danger of Dr. Maya Angelou


I turned the corner after hearing her speak and there she was.  I shouted out, “Dr. Angelou…It’s me…Jeff.”  Dr. Maya Angelou didn’t know who I was and I have no idea why I thought it would be a good idea to call out to her like we were old friends.  Regardless of my buffoonery, Dr. […]

Love Dangerously Dallas


  Everybody wants to talk about love these days…but no one wants to talk about sacrifice.  Everybody wants to talk about the love of Jesus…but nobody wants to talk about how embracing the love of Jesus leads to death.  Everyone wants to talk about falling in love…but no one wants to talk about the need […]